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Easy Halloween DIY

Just a quick post to share a fun little Halloween DIY. It’s easy and open to interpretation, so kids love it. They really get creative with their painted creatures.

painted-dowels
pumpkin
cat

You might recognize the wooden base that I used for my figures. They are unpainted wooden finials. You can get them at just about any hobby store. I used a pencil to first draw the faces onto the wood. Then I painted the wood with acrylic craft paint. The craft paint is kind of light on pigment, so you can easily see your graphite drawing through it. After I painted the figures, I went over the drawings to blacken the lines with a Sharpie.  Next I coated them with a clear acrylic spray-on sealer. The last step was pulling out all kinds of papers and trims to “dress” the figures. I used a glue gun to attach their little costumes.