Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Oct 1, 2013
Craft Roundup: Halloween Snap Bracelets, Countdown Board, More
Get the kids in gear for the holiday with fuzzy monsters and free printables – plus a pencil picture frame and fun autumn stitching crafts with seasonal flair
Today is Oct. 1 – so it's now more than OK for us to talk about all-things Halloween! The stores are OFFICIALLY decorated and ready for all of your haunting needs. I'm guessing your kids have one, if not many, ideas for this year's costume. No matter where you are with your Halloween prep, you've got plenty of time to get ready for spooky fun. This week's roundup mixes some Halloween with a hint of autumn.
Craft blogger Margot Potter has given basic snap bracelets the Halloween treatment! These plain accessories, found in the jewelry department at your local Target, transform into bats and monsters thanks to some fuzzy fur and lots of googly eyes.
OK, OK – so it's not a Halloween project. But now that we've got one full month of school under our belts, you probably have some new school pictures to choose from for framing. (Hat tip to Dollar Store Crafts for sharing this project!)
For those of you who like Halloween on the not-so-scary side, Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road has something for you! She created this printable countdown calendar to hang on the first day of October as an alternative to over-the-top spooky decorations. Head over to her blog to download the free PDF.
If you or someone in your family enjoys embroidery, consider joining Wild Olive's Autumn Stitching Club before the season ends. For just $8, you'll have access to new patterns to print out and enjoy at home.