This month I decided to join in with the Bostik Bloggers as I love crafting and Tyler’s at that age now where he’s more interesting in making things. We received a box of crafts from Tots100 and Bostik full of all sorts of craft goodies, all in an Autumn Halloween theme – very exciting! Now what were we to make with this?
We had felt, foam, wool, ribbons, buttons, plastic leaves, glitter pens, foam pads and tissue paper.
I started off making a Halloween octopus with the wool, for which I wrote a tutorial here.
And with the rest of the crafts, I decided to make a Halloween train for my train-obsessed boy. I cut up the foam into a steam train shape with 3 carriages. I asked Tyler if they looked like a train, and he said yes, he was oh so impressed 🙂
I cut holes in the sides and tied together with stripy piping. Then I chose 8 large buttons and we attached them to the train with the Bostik foam pads.
Next I cut the pumpkin ribbon into 4 and we squeezed Bostik glitter glue on to stick on to the train.
Then with the assembled train done, I attached it to the stripy ribbon with more foam pads so that it looked like a track. I then thought this would look cool as Halloween poster to stick on the wall. So I got a large white sheet and attached the train with PVA glue. I put the owl sticker on the front carriage as the driver.
We swirled more glitter glue pattern on the train and stuck buttons on. And I made a pumpkin with PVA glue and the orange tissue paper. I glued on leaves scattered about and wrote ‘Halloween’ with the glitter pen.
I cut a witch and a cat out of the felt, and made a witches hat out of black tissue paper, hair from wool and a dress from ribbon. I used foam pads to attach the ribbon dress so it was still floaty. For everything else I used PVA glue. I made the broomstick from the stripy piped and wool tied on.
The finished poster is on our living room wall now, and looks like this:
Pretty cool, eh? What are you crafting for Halloween?