In today’s throwaway world it is good to know that there are projects that can be made from things you would just give away or worse yet throw away. Craft projects are a great time to bond with your kids and what better way to let them know they can do their part to help the planet by using recycling in their craft projects. These projects are fun to do, easy to make and make use of items that have come to the end of their original use. So if you are looking for some great Halloween crafts to do and green up the planet at the same time here are Halloween crafts that use recycling.
· Plastic Bag Ghosts-This craft gives you three simple ways to make ghosts out of plastic grocery bags for a spooky bit of Halloween fun.
1. Grocery Bag Balloon Ghosts-For this type of ghost you will need a balloon, string and a large white grocery bag. Blow up the balloon and place it inside the bag. Gather the bag under the bottom of the balloon and tie off with string to make the ghost’s head. You can then decorate the ghost by adding a spooky face with markers if you wish, or just leave it plain. You can then add a second piece of string to the top of the ghost to hang it up.
2. Grocery Bag Ghost-You will need several white plastic grocery bags, string and cheesecloth for this ghost. Simply ball up several grocery bags and place them inside another of the bags. Form this into a round shape for the ghost’s head. Drape the head with cheesecloth and tie off underneath with white string.
3. Floating Ghosts-This Floating ghost can cause quite a stir on Halloween! You will need a white helium balloon for each ghost, markers, sticky tape, plus two white plastic grocery bags. First you need to cut the handles off the bags, and then cut the remainder of each bag into one inch strips, cutting from the open end to about two inches away from the bottom seam. This will form the skirt for the ghost. Then carefully use clear sticky tape to fasten one cut-up bag halfway around the bottom of the balloon. Put the second cut-up bag around the other half of the balloon. Next you can draw on a spooky face with markers just don’t forget to tie a string to the bottom of the balloon to keep the ghost from flying away!