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Halloween Draco-Lanterns

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MATERIALS

  • For vampire pumpkin: Thumbtack or pin
  • Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)
  • Plastic vampire teeth
  • Mouth template
  • For bat: Black construction paper
  • Small white pumpkin
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wing template

STEPS

  1. STEP 1

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    Print mouth template. Lay template on pumpkin, and poke thumbtack through, all along outline, to transfer design. Cut out with saw; remove excess flesh.

  2. STEP 2

    Wedge teeth into hole.

  3. STEP 3

    For eyes, pin map tacks onto pumpkin.

  4. STEP 4

    Print wing template

  5. STEP 5

    Trace onto construction paper and cut out.

  6. STEP 6

    Fold down flat ends of wings 1/4 inch, and attach folded edge to pumpkin with hot glue.

Halloween Decorating Ideas

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Halloween in Australia is getting bigger every year. Plan early this year with some of these easy ideas.

Check out some of the great inspiration below from Martha Stewart for some really easy craft ideas for Halloween. The kids are sure to love it.

I haven’t included the instructions because all of these are quite easy to make and further details can be found on marthastewart.com

pumpkin balloons

pumpkin balloons

Witch cupcakes

Witch cupcakes

Balloon-skeletons

Balloon-skeletons

pumpkin drinks cooler

pumpkin drinks cooler

paper bats

paper bats