Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 I have been working on several Halloween projects both at work with my students and at home. I have found some Awesome projects on other peoples blogs and adapted them.

 I have made milk jug skeletons before and we made them with the after school program this year. There is a lot of cutting involved and younger students needed a lot of help putting of the milk jug handles and assembling the pieces.

 I also found some flag banners on anothers persons blog and adapted these for work by making a Boo banner with construction paper. the kids glued precut shapes of bats witch hats, letter etc on to the pendents then glued plastic drinking straws on the back to hang them.

I made a more elaborate  version of this for my home that used punches scrap booking paper  etc.

Last week we did the song "Five little pumpkins" and  a created this card stock prop to use in the sing along. I made copies of it for kids to color in and make there own. there just cut colored and added tongue depressor sticks to the back.

and of course the costume.. This part is always a challenge the sewing machine always decides to freak out on me last minute. I supposed it is because of the nature or if the Halloween fabrics I use. They are never anything like the normal fabrics I use and the sewing machine never knows how to deal with them.

So anyways I have always wanted to go as Lydia from Beetle juice abut this requires someone to go with me as "Beetlejuice"  During the summer at a street fest in Syracuse after finishing two dance performances with a group I stumbled across a bag sale and one of the items in it was a black and white striped suit. I was going to go make one.. but that would require going from good will to good will etc... painting sewing altering... so we just used the suit altered it a little and used the smaller stripes instead. I also made a tie and some wrist wraps as well as. The cape was a nightmare to make and took three attempts before arriving finally on the easiest whihc was to use my red cape and put electrical tape on it.I had used two other capes with a stretch fabric but the ribbon is was trying to apply did not stretch-- disaster!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween hair stuff!

 I make new polymer clay Halloween items each year and love to do tons of Halloween craft projects with my students.  I have several Halloween hair items up in my sculptresslink shop for Halloween themed events.

I also have a large array of hair falls in my tribaltrends shop that might be great for a costume.

 I was asked to do a commission piece for a friend who wanted a witch hat head band.. I went off to may favorite store the Dollar Tree, actually several locations of it and scavenged for items for this task.

Faux foods

 I few weeks ago I was working with a new group of kids at the Dazzle school. I have leftover cardboard circles from the "Cosmic Greenies" back drops I had done. They made my think..Pizza! maybe I was just hungry. This project is very simple.. you will need Red acrylic paint and a variety of colors of craft foam, scissors and Elmer's glue.  Paint on the red paint. while this is sitting cut the shapes of you craft foam choose for , cheeses, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage etc. Cut your shapes drizzle on Elmer's white glue over the red paint and and your pizza toppings!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

new etsy shop items

 I am working on several projects now and have gotten behind on my blog.. I have been updating my etsy  though and here are some of the new items on my tribaltrends page just it time for Halloween.The above piece is  wool needle felted hair fall for a rubber bat attached...

My sculptress link page has many new polymer clay Halloween themed items as well like the mixed media vampire just put up.
 I have been making hair falls and feather extension headbands to see more like this go to my shop tribaltrends.etsy.com