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Are you looking for a fun and easy Halloween project to do with your kiddos? Take a look at these easy and fun boo craft sticks. Any child can use boo sticks as a book mark, puppet, or add to any Halloween festivities.
Yesterday, I learned that I was nominated to coordinate my son’s school Halloween party. Even though I did put my name on the,”I’ll help out once in awhile,” list, I was surprised to learn that the Halloween Party would be my first gig at our new school.
Thankfully, I have two other great moms helping me out. Another bonus is that candy is not allowed! Hallelujah! This 40-year-old mama doesn’t have the energy for 21 jacked up kids on sugar.
In the meantime, my kids and I have been playing around with these amazing old school illustration books by Ed Pemberley. His books give step by step visual instructions how to draw funny little characters and faces.
Finally, I created Ed Pemberley inspired illustrations on craft sticks combined with adorable Halloween washi tape.
Easy and Fun Boo Craft Sticks
large craft sticks
Halloween inspired washi tape (we used 3M)
super thin black and orange felt tip markers
Ed Pemberly Books
- First, ake large natural colored craft sticks and lightly draw a spooky illustration from Ed Pemberley’s, Drawing Book of Faces book. We chose the cat, the dracula, the monster, the skeleton, etc.
- Next, draw the face lightly with a pencil at the top of the craft stick, then outline with the super thin black marker.
- Then, cut strips of spooky washi tape and tape around the stick for the character’s body.
- Finally, draw some crazy legs and feet that go with the spooky character. Don’t forget to add details! Maybe some stripy socks, or buttons on the shoes? Be creative!
I love this craft because it’s fun for kids and adults. Not only did my kids love to create spooky Ed Pemberley inspired characters, they went on to create their own characters.
I even had a blast making these adorable boo stick characters. I’m hoping my son’s class will love making these as much as we did.