Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun

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This ghostly guide provides everything you need to create a Halloween that's easy, affordable and fun for the whole family. You'll learn how to make basic costume elements, such as hats, capes and masks in three steps or less with no sewing necessary - just a glue gun is all that's needed to turn your kids into Dracula or a superhero. You'll also find festive party games, magic tricks, party-food recipes, pumpkin carving patterns and construction tips for making haunted noisemakers, giant door decorations, and ...

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Overview

This ghostly guide provides everything you need to create a Halloween that's easy, affordable and fun for the whole family. You'll learn how to make basic costume elements, such as hats, capes and masks in three steps or less with no sewing necessary - just a glue gun is all that's needed to turn your kids into Dracula or a superhero. You'll also find festive party games, magic tricks, party-food recipes, pumpkin carving patterns and construction tips for making haunted noisemakers, giant door decorations, and garden tombstones. For the spookiest house on the block, there's a treasure trove of ideas waiting inside Homemade Halloween!

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Just in time for family fun without too much fright this colorful comprehensive manual of easy, quick ideas to decorate for Halloween is here. The book is segmented into four parts. Under Dandy Disguises, you will find step by step, how to instructions including the materials needed to make great costumes for kids. Ghoulish Gatherings, as you can imagine will give you the best recipes and games for a paranormal party with panache. The Haunted House section includes just what you need to change your home into a spooky surprise. All this is can be accomplished by using the patterns and cutout in the last section of ten pages at the back of the book. The photographs are in color showing detailed angles to support your successful finished product. The publisher used real models and photos are of the real objects. Highly recommended.

An excerpt of the Halloween face paint appeared on LifetimeTV.com.

You'll find dozens of patterns with step-by-step instructions for October festivities in Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun (Fox Chapel Publishing). Besides how-to's for capes, tunics, hats, tails, and wings, this book explains how to paint faces and how to create a hook hand for your pirate and a quiver full of arrows for Robin Hood (or Maid Marian). Color photos show kids in costumes put together with old clothes, wire, paper, boxes, pipe cleaners and other odds and ends.

There also are instructions for baking a pumpkin-shaped cake and decorating a sheet cake like a treasure island. The treat totes kids can make from boxes, baskets, empty fabric softener jugs or shopping bags would work equally well for handing out Halloween goodies. And there are fabulous ideas for decorating pumpkins.

Other easy ideas:

Glue plastic spiders here and there on a couple of yards of white cheesecloth and wrap it around your ghost or mummy as a shawl

Cover a tight-fitting knit hat with paper curls cut from one-inch-wide strips of newspaper or construction paper

For parents, the scariest part of Halloween night isn't the roving bands of pint-sized ghouls and goblins canvassing their neighborhood but their little one's earnest question, "Mom, where's my costume?" Here to the rescue is
Homemade Halloween (Fox Chapel Publishing, $14.95,
96 pages, ISBN 9781565233829), a simple Halloween how-to for parents who are neither super-crafty nor uber-organized. The book's ideas for creating a "spooktacular"
night are easy to create and even easier on the wallet. Colorful illustrations and photographs, historical fun facts and important safety pointers fill each page,
and all the basics are covered, from simple and effective costumes and decorations to tasty culinary treats. Examples include carving a jack-o'-lantern with "pumpkin panache," serving "creepy cupcakes" and "sherbet wizards,"
and creating theatrical costumes in three steps or less with no sewing. Yes,
no sewing! (Parents, it's all about the glue gun.)

BookPage
The book's ideas for creating a spooktacular night are easy to create and even easier on the wallet.
BellaOnline.com
Many ways to dress up the home and garden. Gardeners will be especially pleased with all the pumpkin projects.
bookwormsdinner.bogspot.com
Just in time for family fun without too much fright this colorful comprehensive manual of easy, quick ideas to decorate for Halloween is here.
Favecrafts.com
Offers safe, affordable family fun this Halloween and for years to come.
Parenting Press.com
You'll find dozens of patterns with step-by-step instructions for October festivities ... Color photos show kids in costumes put together with old clothes, wire, paper, boxes, pipe cleaners, and other odds and ends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565233829
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 79
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, arts and crafts, home & garden, outdoor projects, cooking and much more. Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and have over 1000 backlist titles including Design Originals, Heliconia Press, and Plain White Press imprints.

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