Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ghost and Pumpkin Felt Faces

Halloween is over a week away and we've already begun the festivities.  I mentioned earlier about our Pumpkin Picking Adventures, the Halloween Activities we did at home, and the Halloween Mix I made.  We've also gone to a Halloween party at the local fire hall, and a Halloween parade.  We have yet to do Trunk or Treating and Trick or Treating - those will happen next week.  Halloween is right up there with Christmas as far as all the activities/parties to attend, crafts you can make and food you can eat.  And that is just fine with me.  I love any excuse to get crafty with the kids and go out to parties.

Here's the latest crafty thing I whipped up for the Halloween season:

I actually used this very old felt wall hanging kit.  I figured I was never going to make the wall hanging, but could upcycle the felt pieces.

I cut out a ghost shape with the white felt, then cut out two sets of eyes and two mouths with the black felt.  This way my little kids can create different ghost faces.

I did the same thing with the orange felt, but this time I made three sets of faces for the pumpkin.

I'm already thinking ahead for next Halloween, I could use this for a 'pin the face' on the pumpkin activity.

Speaking of planning ahead, I've got some felt crafts I want to make for this Christmas.  Whether I'll actually get around to it is another story, but I'm one step closer than I was last year since I already have the felt.  

I've wanted to make a felt Christmas tree for my youngest daughter who is now 5.  She's probably too old to have her own, but I'm sure she'd love to help my 1 year old decorate the tree.  My older kids would probably love to help decorate this tree too, now that I think about it.

Here's one way to do it.
What a great tree idea for kids!  They can decorate this over and over again!:
You can get the details on how to make this tree HERE.

And here's another version.  You can find the details HERE.

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