Halloween is quickly approaching, so now is the time to start planning your pumpkin carving and scary decorations. This year, show your creativity with some fun and innovative pool noodle projects perfect for the holiday. Look below for some spooky decorations using pool noodles.
In one of the most iconic scenes from The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, and all we see of her is her striped legs curl backward. With this effortless project, you can make your version of the witch’s legs and recreate the scene with your home. Here is what you need:
- Pool noodle
- Striped witch knee socks. Check your local dollar or thrift store for the right pair.
- Black shoes like a witch would have. Again, you can find a cheap pair at a thrift store.
- Hot glue
- Wooden skewers or dowels
- Plastic cauldron
- Foam block
- Seasonal tissue paper
Split the pool noodle in half and slide a sock onto each piece. Glue a witch’s shoe on each sock’s foot end. You will then place the foam block at the cauldron’s bottom, followed by two wooden skewers or dowels sticking upright in it.
After that, place the pool noodles’ open end over the dowels. Use the seasonal tissue paper to hide the foam block, and you’ve got a fun, spooky homage to the wicked witch herself. You can also skip the cauldron and only make the witch’s legs, and you can place them under doormats or other locations.
This project is excellent for families with young children, as they can have a lot of fun creating a scary (but not too scary) Halloween creature. The best part is you might already have many of the items needed if you make crafts regularly.
- Pool noodles
- Construction paper in assorted colors
- Different sized googly eyes
- White paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Craft glue
Split up a noodle into sections of various lengths. Using a glue stick, cover each section with construction paper. Apply white craft glue to attach googly eyes and use the marker to draw on eyebrows and any other distinct facial features, like scars.
Using the black marker again, draw mouths on white paper, then cut them out and glue them on each noodle section. You can make hair by cutting yarn into three-inch lengths and gluing it into the top of a piece of noodle. You can also create hair by using shredded construction paper or making different shapes from that same construction paper. Now everyone has a unique ghoulie.
Hopefully, these spooky decorations using pool noodles help inspire you in unusual ways for other haunted projects. You can always prepare for any craft project with jumbo pool noodles in bulk from Honor Trading Company. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our products.