Unmatched & Mismatched Socks Stuffed Snake

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Cut the foot part of socks off and overlap them one onto another until you get desired length. You can sew or use glue to attach to each other. The sock you use to make the head you leave the foot on. Stuff with poly fiber. Add buttons for eyes and a felt tongue. Use this same design and stuff with dried beans to put an end to a cold draft under a door or in a window sill.

Build A Snowman Activity Tray

erfergTake a serving tray with separation and add things like buttons,small twigs,ribbons,sequins and other small findings. Have the circles cut out before you begin – as well as the hats. When you are ready bring your little ones to the table and let them design snowman’s – and it really does not cost much. Felt of the circles can be bought for $.25 cents each and twigs are free. Other findings you probably have in your craft storage.

Halloween Pumpkin Bowling

1795775_1449634411978440_2338255391631412344_nThis is such a great idea and will be sure to start up laughter and conversation at a party. Felt cut into round circles was glued to the paper rolls to make bowling ball pins and three holes were carved into the pumpkin to make the bowling ball.

Spooky Halloween Sign

Materials:

  • Felt Sheet – Black
  • Foam Stickers – Alphabet
  • Felt Sheet – Yellow
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes
  • Ribbon of Choice
  • Crayola® Pointed Scissors
  • Aleene’s “Tacky” Glue®
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Felt Sheet – Purple
  • Felt Sheet – White
Instructions:
  1. Cut an 8-inch x 12-inch rectangle from black felt. Cut a 7½-inch x 12-inch rectangle from purple felt and fringe the long sides, as shown. (Note: to fringe, make small cuts along the edge of the felt.) Glue the purple rectangle centered on the black rectangle.
  2. Glue the letters to the sign to spell “Spooks Welcome” or other message of choice.
  3. Use a pencil to draw a ghost onto white felt, a circle onto yellow felt and a bat onto black felt. (Note: Be creative! There is no right or wrong way to draw these figures.) Cut out. Glue the ghost and yellow moon to the sign. Glue the bat to the moon.
  4. Cut the desired length of ribbon for a hanger and glue to the back of the sign. Tie a piece of ribbon into a shoestring bow and glue to the ghost for a bow tie.

Halloween Ghost-Of-A-Pillow

Materials:

  • Pencil
  • Felt
  • DMC® Needle
  • Floss
  • Poly-fil® Polyester Fiberfill
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Celebrate It™ Tulle
  • Big Bag Buttons
  • Sewing Basket 100 Color Ball Pins
  • Quilting Basket Chalk Marking Pencils
  • Sewing Machine (Adult Use Only)

Instructions:

  1. Lay the white felt flat on your work surface and fold in half.
  2. Draw and cut out ghost pattern. Pin the pattern to both layers of the felt and cut around the edges. Remove pins and discard the pattern.
  3. Place the top piece of felt in front of you and put the back aside.
  4. Gather the buttons needed for the face and place beside you. Thread 6 strands of floss onto a needle and knot one end. For each eye, you can sew the 2 buttons on at the same time as shown.
  5. Sew the middle button of the mouth on first and build out from there.
  6. Use a chalk pencil to draw the hair swirl before backstitching.
  7. Cut the patches from neon lime and lavender felt sheets. Make them as big or little as you want. Pin them onto the ghost front where desired. You may choose to overlap them as in the photo. Straight stitch the patches into place. Sew buttons on if you wish.
  8. When you are done embellishing the ghost, flip the front over and place on top of the back piece. Be sure to align edges and pin them together. Note: The ghost should be pinned together inside-out.
  9. Have an adult sew the ghost together using the sewing machine, being sure to leave at least a 4-inch wide opening for stuffing.
  10. Turn the ghost right-side-out and fill with Poly-Fil®. Stitch closed with floss or thread.