So with much delight, we introduce our latest invention, the Milk Carton Skull Lanterns!
I really wanted to have a go at making some skull lanterns, and thought the milk carton would be perfect for this, and it wasn’t until I started planning the graphics for it that I realised how brilliant it was that the handle itself created two brilliant indentations that were perfect for the skull’s eye sockets!!
We’ve since made LOADS of these are they are so easy to make, you can either print off the FREE printable here, or use marker pens, like these * affiliate links which work really well on plastic bottles – for full instructions watch the youtube video here.
For the PRINTABLE Skull’s face template click here
Ever the recycle queen of green, I LOVED working with the kids on this one… and a great way to use up old unloved books.
This is very easy to make, the boys’ now have quite a short attention-span for crafting, yet really rose to the challenge – creating templates using REAL Autumn leaves of different shapes which we cut up, several pages at a time for speed, from the pages of this aged book – folding a crease down the centre of the “leaves” to create a more realistic 3Dimensional effect.
We had in preparation, wrapped some lovely string around a shop-bought wreath, however, we have previously used a cereal box to good effect.
9yo thought to add the pine cones – a bit of mixed medium eh?!
We glued the leaves on with our trusty glue gun, overlapping and building as we went along….
Our front door is quite sheltered, so it should be OK for Christmas – looks nice eh?
Equally, the ‘leaf wreath’ would look lovely on an interior door during the holiday period, and we’ll be taking this one down to Granny’s care home for the door to her room this year.