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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Mummy Dracula Cans

Halloween is always a favourite of mine!  So many things to do!
One of my favourite things is the Halloween centre activities we do on Halloween Day! I usually try to run four different stations that the children rotate through in the hour.  One of the most popular is the Mummy/Dracula can.  When I first started to do this craft it was just a mummy pencil holder can made out of a tin can wrapped in strips of white fabric with googly eyes.  That was cool but THEN one of my parents came in and showed me how to turn it into a Dracula can!  TOO COOL!

To make the can into a Dracula can you need a piece of string and a little wet scrap of towel.  
You punch a hole in the bottom of the tin can with a nail.  Then you put a piece of string through the hole and tie a knot.  Let the piece of strip dangle down from the bottom of the can!  Take a small scrap of old towel, get it wet, and squeeze out the excess moisture.  Fold the piece of towel around the string, pinch it tightly and     slide the towel down the length of string.  If you are doing it correctly it will make a sound like Dracula laughing!  The quality of the sound changes depending on the size of the can.  Big cans make low sounds and little cans make squeaky sounds.  Needless to say, the children love it.  I make them promise that they will stop making the sounds when their Moms tell them to!  

We also made spider pops, a five little pumpkin glove puppet, and a spider web.  Lots of fun!

We also made these skeletons that we hung from the ceiling!  The children took them home on Halloween to help decorate their houses. Too spooky!   

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