I like making and writing crafts for many reasons. As a former teacher, I find they’re a valuable and fun way to teach kids how to follow step-by step directions. The written directions can also be used as models to teach kids how to write their own instructions. As a writer, I find they’re a refreshing change of pace from my regular writing mode. As a mom, I find they’re a good excuse to spend special time with my kids. They are also a great activity for playdates.
So, in celebration of Halloween, writing, creativity and playdates, here’s an easy craft you can make with your kids using plastic ring tabs.
Spooky Halloween Rings
What you Need:
- plastic ring tabs (from juice or milk cartons)
- felt scraps: orange, black, white, green
- black embroidery thread
- white tacky glue
How to Make It:
- Trace and cut out simple Halloween shapes such as a cat, pumpkin, or ghost from black, orange, or white felt. Glue these on to the round part of the plastic ring tab.
- For the pumpkin, cut eyes and toothy grin from black felt and a stem from green felt. Glue on.
- For the ghost, glue on two eyes and an oval mouth cut from black felt scraps.
- For the cat, cut and glue two green felt eyes. Snip four two-inch strands of embroidery thread , tying them together with a central knot. Snip the ends till the are perfect whisker length and glue in place.
- Once dry, slip the rings on your fingers and enjoy!