Since our school district has banned all sweet treats at holiday parties, I have to come up with creative alternatives to give out as favors. Most kids love glow sticks but it is kind of boring just handing them out as is. So, I have dressed them up for Halloween as ghosts and mummies.
- O’HALLOWEEN DESIGNER KIT BY KAREN LEWIS
- GLOW STICKS thin and thick
- PRINTER, CARD STOCK (RED RIVER CARD STOCK WAS USED)
- BLACK CARD STOCK, 1/4 AND 1/8 INCH PAPER PUNCHES
- EDGE PUNCH
Start by separating the gauze from the backing.
Press the gauze with an iron to remove the folds. For the mummy, trim along the long edge to make 1/2 inch strips.
To make the mummy, wrap the strips around the glow stick (these were the thin ones used as bracelets) tying off and trimming the ends.
Continue wrapping two more strips. Punch out circles with the 1/8th inch punch and attach to the gauze for eyes.
To make the ghosts, use the thicker type of glow stick. Take the pressed gauze and fold over one corner to size up a square. Trim along the edge as shown.
Wrap the gauze around the top of the stick and tie one of the long strips around the square to create the ghost.
Use the larger 1/4 punch to make eyes.
Make some holders for your ghastly creatures using the O’HALLOWEEN DESIGNER KIT by Karen Lewis. This is a wonderful kit that has so many different elements and beautifully spooky papers. I just love it! I assembled the tag in photoshop and made the bat about 5 inches in length. These were printed out on the white card stock and trimmed out by hand.
Sandwich a layer of black card stock between the two bat pieces.
The wings were folded to fit around the glow sticks which were attached using two-sided tape.
For the ghost crew I made a simple box. A 4×5 inch square was cut out of some of the yummy paper from the O’HALLOWEEN DESIGNER KIT. It was scored at 1/2 inch along each of the 5″ side of the paper and from the 4″ edge at 2 and then again at 2 1/2 inches. Cut as shown.
An extra piece of black card stock, 1 inch wide, was made with a decorative edge punch (this one is from Stampin Up). It was adhered to the inside the longer side of the box. The edges were adhered as shown using two-sided tape.
Tuck those ghoulies inside.
It’s not candy, but I think the kids will like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Other Articles by jknath:
- Christmas Pillow Box - December 16th, 2013
- PUMPKIN BOX - November 20th, 2013
- Halloween Matchbox Pop-up - October 17th, 2013
- Mustache Gift Bag - September 4th, 2013
- BANNER SHADOW BOX - August 21st, 2013