I recently unpacked our Halloween decorations and came across this old chicken bone necklace, which had been left unpainted. I decided it was time to give it a second life and brought out the acrylics.
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I vanished once again, this time to Italy. And despite a pretty intense heat wave, it was amazing. One of our many stops included Sacro Bosco, also known as Parco dei Mostri (Park of Monsters). Now how could a name like that not inspire a project. This sculpture filled garden was conceived of in the 16th century by Pier Francesco Orsini in honour of his deceased wife, Giulia Farnese, and designed by Pirro Ligorio, with the sculptures by Simone Moschino. It was a wonderful and surreal environment to visit. So with only a short time until Halloween, I say bring on the monsters.
There is plenty of evidence that vampires and their ilk are invading every corner of our lives. October is their time to come out and play, and making bookmarks is a great way to explore the spooky world of Halloween with kids of all ages.
Come with us on a journey to the dark side, where haunted houses are filled with spooky characters, lurking behind windows and doors.
Chestnut trees are evil mess makers, depositing sticky red things, white flowers, chestnuts and leaves, in a cycle that never seems to end. The only positive thing has been transforming the chestnuts into these really cool Halloween eyeballs, inspired by a fabulous image from Simon Clarke. Continue reading
Of course it does! And here’s an easy way for kids to help out with the festivities, by making some fun and easy decorations of their own.
It may only be September, but Halloween is in the air. It’s already been heavily promoted in a number of stores since August, which seems a little early, but trust the retail world to try and squeeze a few more dollars out of us. I’m jumping right in with this coaster project, which involves using Halloween inspired vintage images, transferred onto wooden bases.
If you search for book sculptures on the internet, you’ll come across some incredible creations, including one that stares right back at you – artist Hubertus Gojowczyk’s “Latest News.” With Halloween on the brain, I thought this would make the coolest, spooky prop for my favourite time of the year.
Back in August, I made an erosion bundle which spent close to two months braving the elements outside in my garden. Not sure what an erosion bundle is? Have a look at this post to get a clearer picture.
When I finally went out to collect it, my biggest fear was finding it filled with potato bugs and worms, sucking back those juicy orange slices I included. Turns out it was bug free, and had morphed from a colourful collection of random things, to something you might find in a landfill site. The oranges had decomposed, plenty of stains were now on the fabric and paper, but some things simply hadn’t changed at all. More perishables and more time would have created better results, but there was still plenty to work with for making a Halloween sign and a collage.
You guessed it – toilet paper roll criminals. And they’re up to noooo good. Who’s in the line up? We’ve got Vincent “The Kid” Vampire who eats way too much candy, and his teeth are turning fifty shades of grey. Charlie “Pretty Boy” Pumpkin may look like a real charmer, but he gets his kicks spitting seeds at innocent bystanders. Wanda “Butterfingers” Witch? Couldn’t get a spell right if her life depended on it. Jimmy “Scarface” Skeleton? That’s right, the guy can’t take two steps without breaking a bone. Finally, there’s Cat Capone who keeps crossing people’s paths to bring them bad luck. What does she care? She’s got nine lives.