Halloween Kids Craft – Spooky Spinners

Looking for a great craft to complement your spooktastic Halloween Party Invitations? Make your own spooky spinners for Halloween! These would be perfect for a Halloween party craft, decorations or as party favors. We found this spooky Halloween inspired craft at owlsorts.com

They have broken it down by Materials Needed, Construction and Assembly

Materials needed:

White, red, purple and black card stock
White vellum for ghost
3/8″ Wood dowels
Black pony beads – 4 per spinner
Craft paints in yellow, orange and black
Spray gloss varnish spooky_spinners.jpg
Drill with a small bit
4D X 1 1/2″ Box nails,
Hammer, scissors, paintbrushes
Construction:

Print face disks on heavy white card stock and cut out. Spray with two light coats of gloss.
Punch or poke a hole in center of nose.
Print patterns onto white card stock to use as templates. Cut out on lines.
Trace around template on color card stock, making sure to mark dots.
Using a small hole punch or sharp nail, make holes at dots, making sure they are slightly larger than the shaft of the nail. This will allow your spinner to turn freely.
Paint wood dowels yellow, add orange stripes, coat with gloss varnish.
Paint heads of four nails gloss black.
Drill a small pilot hole 3/4″ from end of dowel.

Assembly:

Slide disk onto nail.
Slide bead onto nail behind disk.
One by one gently curve in the wings of the spinner and slide onto the nail.
Slide two beads onto the nail, then insert nail through hole in center of spinner.
Slide one more bead onto nail.
Position nail in pilot hole in dowel and carefully tap with hammer until nail is securely attached to dowel.
They fit perfectly into some wood spools I had, so now they can stand nicely at attention.

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