Halloween

15 Oct

Its Autumn already. The leaves are turning red and yellow and the air is getting cold. Halloween is on the horizon and we have been having a lot of fun making ghoulish ghosts, bloodied hands and creepy hand drawn Russian dolls.

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Halloween is the one time of year that we can dress up like scary characters, trick or treat, and embrace the spooky and ghoulish stories. Slanchogled has chosen to embrace Halloween in the best way we know how, by creating and crafting our own Halloween themed objects. By embracing the ghouls, bats and skulls we hope to inspire our customers to join in with the fun and creativity.

So what kind of things can you make?

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Our bloodied hands are a great example of a simple and yet effective spooky craft that everyone can do, guaranteed to have a scary effect. A simple product list of a wooden drawing hand, a plastic glove, rubber band, red acrylic paint and a pencil or pen to place in the hand. The instructions on how to assemble them are even simpler. Firstly, place the glove and elastic band onto the hand. Secondly (and this is the fun part) splash the red acrylic paint over the gloves to resemble blood. And finally, move the hands in the position that you prefer and place your pen or pencil to complete the creepy, amputated bloodied hand.

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When we think of Halloween what kind of creatures do you think of? How about a ghoulish ghost floating in mid air. With a polystyrene ball, a cheese cloth, some felt cut outs and clear nylon string you can create your own ghost using just these four products. Just cut out the eyes and mouth you want with the felt, stick onto the polystyrene ball, cover with the cheese sheet and simply hang up with clear nylon string.

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Brown acrylic paint, hemp twine, a paintbrush and some polystyrene shaped skulls is all you need to create these spine-chilling skulls. Paint the skulls with the acrylic paint using a dry brush and then string them together, hang from the ceiling to complete your spooky skulls.

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If you enjoy painting or drawing then for this Halloween why don’t you make your own creepy Russian doll. You can create whatever your imagination comes up with, from monsters and witches to Frankenstein to skeletons, the Russian dolls are a blank canvas for you to go wild. To decorate as we have done you can use pen, pencil, acrylic paint and a personal favorite of ours, the POSCA Pens, which with their vibrant colours can create vivid images.

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To continue with our holiday theme why not check out our felt spiders, skulls, cats and bats already pre cut for you to get crafty with. There are many different crafts that you can do with these felt creatures, for example as we have crafted ourselves, using some clear nylon string you can thread them through the creatures to complete a hanging display. Or you could sew them onto some contrasting colored felt to create a place mat or table feature. The options are endless for these cut outs.

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Halloween is a time to get crafty and creative, with so many creatures and spooky things to make there is no reason why your house shouldn’t be the scariest this year. Lets get creating.

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