Christmas Treat Bowl

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Make a festive plum pudding container to display Christmas treats or small gifts. This pudding is created out of 2 disposable paper bowls and a small paper plate. The cream top of the pudding is a removable lid and the holly forms a decorative handle.

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Scary Solar Lights

Decorate your garden for Halloween with a colourful display of scary, solar powered, lights. Once the lights are charged, they can also be bought indoors to light up a table display or mobile.
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3D Paper Pumpkins

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Paper Pumpkin Lanterns

Dress up your Halloween with 3 dimensional paper pumpkin decorations.

These pumpkins are simple to construct – all you need is coloured paper and adhesive tape!Pumpkin Lantern b (15)
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“Completely Disgusting Halloween Treats” is a collection of 10 crafty recipes that will make your next Halloween party table a smorgasbord of terrifying treats. No baking required! All projects are simple to prepare and only require a basic range of off-the-shelf ingredients. You don’t need to be a master-chef to create these frightening foods. Projects: Ghoulish Gravestones (featured below), Buckets of gross, Severed fingers, Broomsticks, Black cats, Blood soaked brains, Creepy critters, Ghostly gift bags, Can o’ worms and even some edible Tiny toilets. Only 2Each recipe is accompanied by detailed, full color photographs and easy to follow instructions.


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Completely Disgusting (but super delicious!) Halloween Treats.

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Gravestones bGhoulish Gravestones: 1. Use a sharp knife to cut the cream wafer into a gravestone shape 2. Tint some icing with green food coloring 3. Use a piping bag with a star tip to pipe the grass icing onto the chocolate biscuit. (Or simply spread it on with a knife) 4. Stand the wafer gravestone into the icing 5. Write ‘RIP’ with the writing icing.

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Glass Beads

Combine shiny glass beads with bright acrylic colours to create a luminous decorative piece. The paint shows through from underneath the transparent beads and the glossy sheen of the glass enhances the colours. Glass Beads b (3)_edited-1
Glass beads are used for home decorating, garden features and flower arranging. They can be found at discount stores in a variety of shades. This project uses the clear beads so the paint colour can show through.

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Bottle Top Pendants

Design  and construct your own beautiful necklace pendant using an ordinary plastic milk bottle lid. Pendants i

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Milk bottles have a softer type of plastic lid that can be pierced. Regular hard plastic may not be suitable.
1. Use the needle to pierce the side of the top in 2 places. If you find it difficult to pierce, try placing the bottom of the needle on the table and pushing the lid onto it. Make sure your fingers are out of the way. 2. Thread the needle with dental floss and thread it through the 2 holes in the lid. *Any type of thread can be used,  but dental floss is ideal as it is thin, yet very strong and less likely to snap. 3. Coat the lid in glue and stick on your decorations. Leave the pendant to dry before decorating the sides. 4. Thread beads onto the dental floss and tie the ends. Or, cut a pre-made necklace and tie the ends to the floss. Optional: cover the sides of the pendants with ribbon, glitter or more decorations.Pendants e
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Hanging Flowers

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Dress up the ceiling or a baby’s cot with this delicate hanging flower mobile. The distinctive bell shape is achieved by layering tissue paper over water balloons.
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Instead of a water balloon, use a regular sized balloon and make a springtime flower bonnet. Tape a pointed wad of newspaper to the end of the balloon to form the flower tip.

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Notebook Handbag

Make your own designer handbag with a custom notepad, pen and money pocket. Ordinary box card forms the internal structure of the bag. An outer covering of decorative fabric adds strength and gives it that designer look.
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This handbag requires medium to advanced crafting skills. Some adult assistance may be required to cut and pierce the cardboard. To simplify this project, use Velcro or glue to attach a pre-made pocket or money pouch and note pad inside the bag.

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The Hungry Caterpillar, the Cocoon & the Beautiful Butterfly.

Caterpillar&Butterfly Costume f This week is ‘Book Week‘ all over Australia. Our school is celebrating Book Week by holding a special fancy dress parade, where students are asked to come dressed as their favorite character. This year we are honoring the popular family classic:’The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

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The butterfly wings are backed with brown fabric so they can be wrapped around the body to form the cocoon from which the butterfly emerges. The caterpillar costume is made from a tube of stretch knit fabric with hoops inside to create the bumpy body shape.
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