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Spooky Halloween Caps
By: Heidi Borchers of Inspired at Home
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Both adults and kids will love wearings these fun caps to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Create a bat or ghost theme hat with craft foam and these instructions from Heidi Borchers of Inspired at Home.
Instructions for BOO! cap:
Referring to photo, glue foam pieces and wiggle eyes in place on cap as desired. Let dry.
Instructions for EEK! Cap:
Transfer stencil patterns to craft foam and cut 2 E’s, 1 K, and 1 exclamation point each from green and from yelow. Trim 1/8” all around from each green piece. Center and glue green pieces on top of matching yellow pieces. Let dry. Glue letters in place on cap (see photo).
Glue 1-3/4” pom pom to 2-1/2” pom pom to form body of large spider. Shape each telephone wire length to form legs of spider. Dip 1 end of each wire into glue. Push glued end of each wire into large pom pom of spider. Glue ½” wiggle eyes to small pom pom of spider. Let dry. Glue spider to top of cat.
Glue 1 (1”) pom pom to each of 2 (3/4”) pom poms to form medium spiders. Glue 1 (1/2”) pom pom to each remaining ¾” pom pom to form small spiders. Let dry. Glue ¼” wiggle eyes to ¾” pom poms on medium spiders and glue 3/16” wiggle eyes to ½” pom poms on small spiders. Let dry. Thread needle with embroidery floss. Stitch through body of 1 medium spider from top to bottom, leaving 3-1/2” tail of floss above body for hanger. Reinsert needle throug body, exiting body at 1 side. Take 3 stitches through body from side to side, leaving 1” long loops on each side of body. Clip loops and trim thread to form 4 (1” long) floss legs on each side of body. In same manenr, add floss legs and hangers to remaining medium spider and 1 small spider. Glue free end of each floss hanger to bill of cap. Cut 3 (6”) lengths of embroidery floss. Tie each length in bow. Glue 1 bow in place on top of each piece of glued floss on cap. Let dry.
Cut 4 (2-1/2”) lengths of embroidery floss. Handling all lengths as 1, fold lengths in half and glue fold to bottom of body of remaining small spider. Glue small spider to bill of cap, arranging floss legs on each side of spider body. Let dry.
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