Is it Halloween prep time already? I swear this summer was a blur, and August, a mad dash to finish planning out our school and scouting year. Thankfully, we managed to squeeze in a couple fun trips but not nearly enough which makes me anxious to get busy with our holiday crafting.
This time of year is made for making, especially with kids. There are so many festivities! Halloween is a favorite crafting opportunity around our house and the inspiration behind these Day of the Dead wind socks!
- Plain copy paper
- Streamers or crepe paper cut into strips
- Hole punch
- Black Markers
- Glue Stick Not pictured: It actually rolled off the table.
Fold the paper in half, draw your nose (upside down heart) on the fold, and two round eyes on either side.
For the mouth, you can either draw a straight lined smile with tally marks through it. Or, oval teeth. From there, give a quick lesson on symmetry and let everyone get creative with their embellishments.
Once satisfied, they can start coloring in their designs.
Step 2: Flip the paper over and use the glue stick to attach your crepe paper or streamers along the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Roll up your wind sock and staple it in place. If stapling is too hard you can also use tape.
Step 4: Use the paper punch to make holes on either side of the roll. Flattening it out a bit makes it easier for little ones to get the holes even.
Step 5: Weave a bit of string through the holes and tie the two ends together.
Now you're ready to hang your Day of the Dead wind sock! If you have a classroom these would look great hanging along a banner or throughout the room!
Did I mention this was a Craft Lightning project? What that means is it takes less than 15 minutes to make! Wanna see more Halloween inspired projects like this one? Click the link below!