When I decided to start a new blog, I chose not to bring over all of the content from the old one. I’ll leave it up as an archive of sorts. I am, however, going to do a series called Friday Favorites. I’ll bring over some of my favorite posts and most popular projects so they can join me here my new home.
For my first Friday Favorites post, I’m bringing back the Halloween Hair clip. Charlotte will be five this year. Her birthday is on Halloween, so it’s an extra special day. She gets excited when she sees Halloween merchandise at the store because she knows her birthday is close. To help build the excitement, I like to squeeze in as much Halloween fun as possible during the month of October.
A couple years ago, I happened to be making a batch of hair clips on the same day as we broke out our Halloween box. So I thought I might as well glue a couple spiders and bats to the clips as well. She thinks they’re pretty cool to wear to preschool, and I don’t blame her. If I could pull off a hair clip, I’d totally go for a creepy spider in my hair.
Here’s how we made them:
Gather your supplies:
- Plain hair clips
- Ribbon (grosgrain works best)
- Hot glue + hot glue gun (not pictured)
- Plastic spider rings (or bats or eyeballs, etc.)
- Scissors (not pictured)
Step 1: Use hot glue to cover the clip with ribbon
Step 2: Cut the spiders (or other creatures) off the rings
Step 3: Glue spider to hair clip
Step 4: After glue cools, put the clip in your hair and give your friends a fright
I think they’d make great Halloween party favors, or maybe a fun prize for the preschool Halloween parade; but however you use them, they’re sure to be a hit!