Monday, October 18, 2010

31 Days of Halloween with kids! Day 18


Halloween Front Door Cover ideas:

Picture and Directions from www.allyou.com
  • Eye template 
  • Printer and plain white paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Orange and white poster board; one sheet each
  • Measuring tape
  • Black paper
  • Red paper
  • White glue
  • Removable double-sided poster tape

1. Download eye template from allyou.com and print on plain paper; cut out. Trace onto orange poster board and cut out.
2. Cut about 20 triangles out of white poster board, ranging in length from 5" to 10". They shouldn't be perfect, so don’t draw them first, just cut.
3. Measure door and cut piece of black paper several inches larger. If you need to use two pieces of black paper, try positioning seam at center so mouth will cover it.
4. Lay black paper flat on floor. For mouth, cut a piece of red paper 3” to 4" wider than door and about one-third the length of door. Arrange facial features, laying them down but not gluing. Position mouth slightly lower than center; place eyes above the mouth, tilted inward for a “scary” look. Add white triangles to make teeth, placing longest fangs first, then filling in. Once you find an arrangement you like, glue all pieces in place.
5. Hang entire piece to door with double-sided poster tape.

Picture and Directions from www.allyou.com

  • Eye template (click to download pdf)
  • Printer and 10 sheets plain white paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Measuring tape 
  • 4 to 6 yards black fake fur (find at fabric or craft stores), depending on door size 
  • Transparent tape
  • White marker or crayon 
  • 10 sheets 8½" x 11" paper in neon colors 
  • Duct tape
  • 1 or 2 sheets black construction paper
  • Double-sided tape 
  • 8 3M Command strips
  1. Download template; enlarge to various sizes (largest is 400 percent), then print. Cut out eyes from white paper.
  2. Measure door; cut fur to size.
  3. Place fabric, fur side down, on flat surface. Position eye templates on back of fabric (leaving room to accommodate door handle); temporarily tape in place.
  4. Outline each eye template on back of fabric with marker; remove templates and discard. Use scissors to cut out eyes. Discard any fur that sheds.
  5. Cover back of each eye opening with neon paper; secure with duct tape. Turn fabric over, fur side up. Cut circles for pupils from black paper, varying size and shape for each eye. Use double-sided tape to secure a pupil to each neon eye.
  6. Trim edges of fur to make ragged. Use fingers to fluff fur.
  7. Turn over so non-furry side faces up. Apply two strips of duct tape along top edge near each corner; repeat along bottom edge. Apply two strips of duct tape along each side edge. Apply 3M Command strips on top of each strip of duct tape. Holding top edge of fur, position over door. Press to securely adhere.
  8. Cut a hole in fabric to accommodate door handle.


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