Can you believe it's already September? Me, either. Anyway.. I was just looking through a magazine I subscribe to (All You) and I saw this and knew I had to share it.
Aren't these kids too cute?!?! Guess what. They aren't kids. They are decorations you can make to dress up your yard for Halloween. (Halloween will be here before you know it.)
If you're a procrastinator like me, you may want to bookmark this post so you can find it around October 29th-30th. (Or 31st.)
Here's what you need:
Two dowels (3' long for boy, 2' long for girl)
Pants (Size 3T for boy, size 2T for girl)
Pair of socks
8" diameter Styrofoam ball
54" square of white fabric
- Slide one pant leg over each dowel. Position dowels where you want figures to stand. Push dowels into ground about 6" apart.
- Crumple newspaper and stuff into pants and socks. Lift pant legs and tie top of each sock to a dowel with string, at the ankle. Pull pant legs over tops of socks and arrange socks to look like feet.
- Insert dowel ends into a Styrofoam ball about 2" to 3" apart.
- Drape white fabric over head and arrange as desired. Cut two 3" ovals out of felt for eyes and glue in place.
- Accessorize! For instance, give the boy a trick-or-treat bag.. attach it with a clothespin clipped underneath white fabric. For the girl, glue a bow to the top of her head.