The Spiders Web Clock


For this clock you will need a circular piece of thin wood and  the correct size of clock mechanism.

The web is made from long cocktail sticks and lolly sticks and the spiders are plastic ones I painted emerald green with nail varnish. 

Acrylic paints and varnish. 

To make: 

First paint the board off white or pale cream using acrylics. While the paint is still wet brush on some olive greens and oranges from the centre out. Paint the numbers in olive green too. 

Leave to dry and then varnish with a satin varnish. 

Use the same olive green paint for the lolly sticks and the cocktail sticks. 

Stick the lolly sticks on first then us the cocktail sticks to form a web kind of pattern between them. 

I inserted the clock mechanism before sticking the lolly sticks and cocktail sticks in place to ensure the hands weren’t blocked . 

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Bewitched Halloween Party Bags 

Make  these fun (and tasty) witches and ghouls in the blink of an eye ! 

Ideal as decorations and perfect for Halloween party bags. 


All you need are a few CHUPA CHUPS lollies, some circles of fabric,  small elastic bands or hair elastics. 

Instructions: 

 Place the lolly in the centre of the fabric. 


Secure with an elaśtic.  


Stick on a couple of eyes and the ghoul is finished.


For the Witch make a little hat from black card or felt. 

If you want your witch to have a broomstick you can make this from a simple stick of liquorice or a cola stick wrapped in black wool or pipe cleaners. 


We pushed two liquorice  spirals onto the lolly sticks for balance so they stayed the right way up when hung from the beam. This is also a nice touch for those  children  who want to keep their lolly ghoul intact as they can  still enjoy a sweet treat! 

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Make a cute Jumble Spider for Halloween

Halloween is only a month away and it’s never too early to start preparing AND it’s fun! 

Make this cute spider for virtually nothing ….  it’s made from a small section of a pair of black tights so you could make enough  for a class of  kids from one pair of tights.  You do need to use the thick 80% denier tights because the stuffing will show through the finer variety.   It took me twenty minutes to make and it can be easily made by a child with supervision. 


1. Cut a section off a leg off the tights and lay on the table.  

2. Put an elastic band around the centre of the four pipe cleaners and then pass through the piece  of tights.


3. Take a small elastic band or hair elastic and wrap it round one end tightly leaving about 1 inch of the fabric free. 


4. Take a big handful of stuffing and push into the centre of the tights.,


5. Secure the loose end with another elastic band or hair elastic.


6. Trim off any excess fabric.


7. Glue on the eyes,  Nose and mouth. Add hair if desired or stick a bit of fluffy stuffing on top. 

8. That’s it! 

Halloween!  Make a super cool Lizzie Witch Lamp!!

 

 

This week’s Sunday Challenge 

Alfie shares the secret of his fir cone weather station  and Georgie shows you how to make this super cool Lizzie Witch Lamp.

The Lizzie Witch Lamp

This is SO much fun to make. Quick, cheap and easy.

Don’t blow up the balloon too much if you are making it for the table but a large balloon is great for outside.

The instructions are on video. Click on the link below:
The video showing how to make a Lizzie Witch Lamp

The March of the Spiders! 


Another fun craft for Halloween. 

These spiders are quick and easy to make and are great for decoration and for giving to children at the end of a Halloween party. 

They are a bit bottom heavy so don’t hang well but look great on a web! 

I made the web below from a hoop .  You could spray the hoop silver or wrap it in fabric or crepe paper before making the web but I  didn’t bother because it won’t be noticeable by the time I’ve filled it with spiders!  


 It’s better to make the web from string or a strong wool.  A flimsy web will not secure the spiders. The hoop can then be placed on a wall but I think it’s more effective hung from the ceiling or a doorway. That way you can fill both sides with spiders and it will look really cool spinning round. 

Do secure with a dab of glue, the points where the wool wraps round the diagonals otherwise your web will very quickly deteriorate!  I need to do this with mine before I put any more spiders on! 

What do you need? 

 Very little! Each spider uses four pipe cleaners, two eyes and a Chupa Chups lolly. That’s all. 

It’s so easy that’s there’s really no need for instructions. The only thing you need to remember is to lie all four pipe cleaners together side by side and wrap then round the lolly stick together tightly. If you try to do it one at a time it’s fiddly  and you will probably get in a mess! You can use a blob of glue to secure.  The eyes are stuck on with glue too. It is possible to cut the sticks a little shorter if you feel they protrude too much. 

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Lizzie Jumble. The Forgetful Witch

Lizzy the Witch is terribly forgetful.

She forgets people’s birthdays

She forgets the time

She forgets where she is going.

She even forgets her broomstick.

But worst of all she forgets her magic spells!

As you can imagine, this makes life very difficult for Lizzie AND for everyone else.

Yesterday was a particularly bad day.

Lizzie woke up but forgot where she was and fell out of

bed.

Then she went into the kitchen to make breakfast.

She had bought some eggs the day before but couldn’t

remember where she had put them.

“Never mind,” thought Lizzie I can make an egg.

So Lizzie put an egg cup on a plate and the plate on the

table.

Then she waved her majic wand and said,

“abracadabra, abracadabra, chicks and ducks and eggs

and ………”.

But she got forgot the rest of the spell.

Did she get her boiled egg?

No. Of course she didn’t.

There in the egg-cup sat a chick. A fluffy, yellow

chick.

A confused, fluffy, yellow chick!

Oh dear thought Lizzie. This won’t do. I think I will go and

have breakfast with Maisie.

So Lizzie put the chick outside and climbed onto her

broomstick.

Now which way do I go, she thought. Is it right? Or is it

left? Or maybe it’s straight on.

After flying backwards and forwards and round and round

she finally reached Maisie’s house.

Maisie was playing on her trampoline in the garden.

“Hi Maisie,” shouted Lizzie waving her arms madly.

Waving both of her arms. Up in the air.

Of course Lizzie fell off her broomstick which is what

does happen if you forget to hold on to your broomstick.

Down through the air tumbled Lizzie. Head over heels.

Fortunately she landed on the trampoline.

Bounce, bounce, bounce went Lizzy.

Creak, creak, creak went the springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh dear thought Lizzy sitting down. I feel quite dizzy.

After all that bouncing Lizzy had

forgotten where she was.

She thought she was still at home.

Hello Maisie,” she said “How nice of you to come to see

me”

Maisie just smiled . She was used to Lizzie and her

forgetfulness.

After breakfast Lizzie went to visit Freddie.

Freddie was in the kitchen trying to put a rather large pot

on top of his cupboard.

I can do that said Lizzie and waved her majic wand.

“Abracadabra, abracadabra, pots and pans and …….”

She forgot the rest.

Do you think the pot went on top of the cupboard?

No. It stayed exactly where it was.

With Freddie in it.

Upside down. Legs in the air!

After helping to squeeze Freddie out of the pot, Lizzie

decided to visit Georgie.

Georgie was feeling sad because she hadn’t got a fancy

dress outfit for the Halloween party.

“I can fix that,” said Lizzie and waved her majic wand at

Georgie.

“Abracadabra, abracadabra, hats and cloaks and frogs

and ……”

She forgot the rest.

Do you think Georgie was pleased with her fancy dress

outfit?

Well not exactly.

Fortunately the spell didn’t last long and Lizzie and

Georgie were able to have a good giggle about it while

they enjoyed tea and cake.

By this time Lizzie was feeling very tired and decided to

go home.

Of course she had forgotten her broomstick.

She had also forgotten where she lived.

Lizzie walked down the path of what she thought was her

house and opened the door.

She was very surprised to see all her friends in her living

room.

But of course it wasn’t her living room or her house.

S U R P R I S E ! ! they shouted.

“We thought you had forgotten to come to our party,

Lizzy,” said Spotty.

Which course, she had!

She had also forgotten it was Halloween.


But then Lizzie Witch forgets everything!

 

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