Jack O’ Lantern Punch Art
Super cute – super easy punch art project for Halloween!!!! Use as a holiday decoration or on a gift tag. Also very cute for a Halloween greeting card!!! Eliminate the jack o’ lantern face and make a cute pumpkin for fall!
Tombstone Punch Art
Just want to share a cute little punch art project I made this evening in about 15 minutes and that included digging for the supplies! Gravestones! are Just what your Halloween scrapbook page or homemade card need to “get into the spirit” of things!
I used an EKsucces tag punch (I would have rounded the corners but the punch doesn’t fit in my corner rounder) to punch the tombstones then added a spider web stamp. My tombstones look new but you could tear or cut them down to suggest decorating stones.
I used tiny punched letters but if your handwriting is better than mine you can write in a message. These could even be used as place cards for a Halloween party. Finally I added a spider punch.
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Here is a craft idea for those who have a need to do a fall craft project with multiple children.
Oriental Trading sells these kits for decorating a “Scarecrow Pumpkin”. The unit has three different designs. Look in the “less than perfect” section and you can get 12 kits for about $2 and SHIPPING IS FREE thru this THURSDAY for any size order!!! Enter key code WCE3585 during checkout. If you buy these clearance kits you may need to use your own glue as the adhesive may be dried out – but hey, for $2/12 I can use my glue!!!
Instead of using a pumpkin I purchased dinner size orange paper plates at Wally World I think 20 for $2. You could also use yellow or buff paper plates to make him more scarcrow-y and less pumpkin-y.
Attach a hanger to the back – glue on a soda pop ring a loop of ribbon or other hanger to the back so he can be hung as a cute handmade by your kid fall decoration!!!
I added the button and wouldn’t he look cute with an addition of buttons on his eyes? You could also add silk fall leaves, foam fall leaves, and other fall-ly craft items to make your plate unique!
So this works out to be a pretty cheap project for a children’s group to do. And if you just need to make one project you can hand cut your pieces from craft foam or construction paper!
Last summer I found these really dated wooden bead belts at a local craft/home decor store for a grand total of twenty five cents each so even though I’d never dream of wearing one (and I am NO fashionista!) I bought several just for the beads.
The round spacer beads I had an instant use for but I held on to the triangular ones for a while because the holes just don’t run the right way to use them as beads.
I really wanted some candy corn look-a-likes for a fall craft idea (more on this later) and after many attempts using paper, foam and felt that just weren’t what I wanted I thought of using the triangular beads from the belts. Even though I eventually decided NOT to use them on my fall door hanging I did use them as Trinity Candy Corn Pins.
I teach the children at the church I attend on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings so I have plenty of crafting opportunities and I really like to do crafts that will be kept and used. Even though I do a lot of “paper and glue” type crafts I am always on the lookout EVERYWHERE I go and with everything I use for FREE AND CHEAP CRAFTING MATERIAL. And this was just a perfect project for the kids – cheap, quick & easy and hopefully one that will be worn for years!
We put these on a card with a poem to make a great gift (and testimony) for a parent or grandparent. I am sharing a poem I’ve had practically forever with you. I have no clue as to the origins of the poem and I have rewritten it several times myself. If it sounds familiar to anyone I’d love to know the author. HappyBird’s Crafting Haven also has a slightly different poem (on a really cute bag header), Christian Candy Corn Poem, that is “not copyrighted so others can use and enjoy freely”.
Of course if you have been reading this blog for a while you KNOW I just can’t do a craft without a lesson to go along with it. Following is the lesson I used to TRY to explain this to for and five year olds. This is a very simplistic explanation of the Trinity and all the errors are mine, all the things I have right are from God!
TRINITY LESSON FOR CHILDREN
CANDY CORN TRINITY POEM
YELLOW is for LIGHT that Jesus is. We find this in John 9:5, NIV; Jesus said: “‘While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.'”
ORANGE is for the SON OF GOD that Jesus is. We find this in Matthew 3:16, 17; “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
WHITE is for HIS WORDS which are so sweet. We find this in Psalm 119:103; “The sweet taste reminds us of the sweetness of God’s Words!”
Thank you for reading (and I hope enjoying) this tutorial. If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.
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