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October 2003 Project of the Month
Spooky Garland

Kid's will love making this very easy Halloween project! This garland would be a great complement to another Halloween craft, Egg Carton Kitty Cat. A special thanks to StorkNet member Mitchellfam who described how to make spooky spiders!

Materials Needed:

For each ghost:

  • 2 pieces of white facial tissue
  • 2 small googly eyes
  • Nylon thread and needle

For each spider:

  • One egg carton section
  • Black tempera or acrylic paint and brushes
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • 2 10mm googly eyes
  • Variable sized hole punch or large needle to poke holes large enough for pipe cleaners
  • Nylon thread and needle


For each ghost:

  • Crumple up one facial tissue and place in the middle of the second.
  • Wrap nylon thread around the ball to create the head of the ghost. Tie off the thread leaving one long end.
  • Thread the needle and starting at the neck, poke through the head of the ghost so the thread comes out the center top of the head. This will help the ghost hang straight.

For each spider:

  • Cut out one egg carton section and cut two pipe cleaners in half and bend in half.
  • Poke four holes in each side of the egg carton section for the legs.
  • Paint the inside and outside of the egg carton.
  • When dry thread each end of each pipe cleaner through the holes from the inside to the outside. Bend the pipe cleaners into the desired shape for the spider's legs.
  • Glue the two eyes to the front of the spider.
  • Tie a knot in one end of the nylon thread and poke through the top of the spider from the inside out for hanging.

Tie the ghosts and spiders in an alternating pattern to a long piece of nylon thread and hang.

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