10.10.2011

Paper Candy Corn Bunting



I'm getting good at choosing crafts for my kids that are super speedy quick!

('Cause you know me. Detail oriented. Meticulous. Overly ambitious. Practically killed the MOPS moms with complicated craftiness...)

So I'm growing as a person, here.

We don't have a lot of afternoon free time now that we have homework, chores, and all that regular life stuff. But it's still really important to me to keep the creativity flowin' in my house. And I know, personally, that it is calming and therapeutic to work with one's hands. I know you know that too.

So our fingerprint placemats were perfect for a fast and easy weekday craft session. And so is this.

Paper Candy Corn Bunting

When I saw the idea for this, it was done on white paper plates and there was gluing and layering involved. But I don't have any plain white paper plates, and I'm a fan of doing crafts with stuff I already have around the house. Plus I found the layering and gluing unnecessary.

I did have a sheet of white poster board. And a compass. Mmmm. Love that maker of perfect circles (see above link for "overly ambitious").


OK. Bear with the geometry here, dude. It's not hard.

I drew concentric circles, at 6" (on the compass, meaning that's the radius), 4" and 2", in pencil. (So the diameters of the circles are 12", 8" and 4".)


If you want to change the size, just remember that the radius of the circle (halfway across) will be the length of each candy corn.

I don't think you, little lady, have a compass. And I know you'd much rather just find three circular thingys of different sizes in your house and trace them. I'd stress out about not getting the centers to line up, but you wouldn't, and that's why I like you.

My little Lover of Candy Corn filled in the circles with acrylic paint while she looked at ate real candy corn to make sure she got the order of colors correct.



She even painted the white. Yes, it's white on white paper, but the texture looks better than smooth paper when the rest is painted. Like I said. Details.

Also, she painted the outside, then center, then middle stripe with a few minutes inbetween, so there was no  blending of wet paints.



{Next, a wiener dog walked over the wet paint, but that step is optional.}

We let them dry. Cut out the big circles. Then cut the circles into 8 pie pieces, cutting first into halves, then quarters, then eighths. Three big circles yield 24 pie pieces.





We punched little holes and tied them together with black ribbons.



Done. Isn't it so cute??

It fits in perfectly with Classy Spooky.


Oh, and for another super cute and easy October idea, check out this post. You know my kids are suckers for tie-dye. Tie-dye plus pumpkin faces equals happy times, and, I'm thinking, some cute fall PJ tops.

Whadya think?


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5 comments:

  1. so perfect!
    love it!
    great job with the tutorial photos!
    i could make this without even reading the words!
    (and you know how i love that idea!)
    in fact, you'll never even know if i read the words this time or not! ha!
    (i promise i always read the top of the page ones, don't freak out)

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  2. sooooo cute- and i love that you accommodate and use whatever you have at hand to make your creative goodies!

    these are gorgeous!

    melissa -Miss Sew & So
    xx

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  3. Loved this idea and did my own one out of felt...just so I could pull it out year after year and so my three boys wouldn't tear it to pieces!! HA!
    Thanks so much for the adorable idea!!
    http://storehousecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/10/candy-corn-bunting.html

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  4. wow, this looks extremely cool and easy!
    Thank you so much for the pretty piece of bunting you sent me, and your heartfelt note! It brightened up my day!
    Keep on crafting!!
    love
    yaga

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