Just one quickie project for this morning - chenille stem characters.
Black cats and pumpkin boys to frolic around the old Halloween tree or for treat bags or just to have around.
An old craft - easy to do - one of those to make while watching a good movie or a great college football game.
I will show the black cats and let you figure out the pumpkins.
You need thick and thin chenille stems for the bodies.
Cut in half for the body and into fourths for the arms.
Fold the half pieces to form the legs and torso.
Insert the arm piece through the loop and twist tightly two turns or so.
Thin, striped chenille stems cut in half for the middle belt and the kitty tail.
Half piece of green glitter chenille stems for the hanger.
Loop the piece and slide under arms.
Twist in the front and in the back to secure.
The green sparkle makes a belt buckle.
I created a file of kitty heads and pumpkin heads with owls from images from the Graphics Fairy.
Using Tacky glue to attach the heads to the bodies.
I made ninety bodies!
I painted shipping tags orange and stamped owls on the front and "Happy Halloween" on the back.
At first the characters look like stiff starfish, but you can have a lot of fun bending them into playful poses.
It is acceptable to talk to your chenille stem characters at this point.
No one is paying any attention.
I attached three to each tag.
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