My mom tells me that when she was a little girl growing up, she always had Halloween noise makers that she took with her when she went Trick-or-Treating. She tells me that they were “to keep the monsters away.” Well….she made some for my kids this year, and I just had to share them.
She gave me the basic how-to for these as follows: She bought paper mache eggs from the local Hobby Lobby (she found them on the raw chipboard aisle.) She punched a whole in the bottoms of the eggs…then she inserted dry pinto beans…..she then put some glue on the tip of a dowel rod to fit the hole and pushed it all the way through to the top of the inside of the egg. She then used newspaper and decoupage medium around the insertion site of the dowel rod to secure it to the outside of the egg. She then painted them with acrylic paint, let them dry, put 2 coats of Mod-Podge over the dried paint, and then sprayed an art fixative over the finished painted piece. She then added bits of tulle & ribbon to the handpieces…she used pipe cleaners for the spider legs, and made an ascot out of lace for the vampire…all secured by hot glue. Mom you ROCK!