Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Fun

Or anytime fun...make clothespin zombies!

*wooden craft clothespins (not the pinchy kind)
*acrylic or tempera paint
*plastic lids or paint trays
*food color or liquid watercolor
*small box or thin lipped bowl or container
*thin cardboard or cardstock

scrumdilly-do it:
Set out your supplies and make zombies!Start with a coat of paint...get yer kiddos to mix their own zombie green. To dry between paint layers we tucked our zombie pins onto the side of a cardboard box. The space between the "legs" fits perfectly over the sides. If you do not have a box use a plastic cup, bowl or container.
When paint is dry, add clothes and other bits. Get creative! We used all sorts of cardboard, tacks, fabric & paper. Don't forget arms! Some of our zombie arms were made from painted cardboard while others were twisted from wire. Twist ties might work for this as well.Add bits of cut up gauze or cheesecloth to make your zombies "authentic". Don't forget a dab of fake blood. We made ours using liquid watercolor and glue. A good set of craft clothespins will have a nice solid bottom so they will stand on their own. We added cardboard feet and squares to counterbalance our arms and other bits. And of course, this is not limited to zombies. We made aliens, vampires, bees and the living dead. Happy Halloween!


  1. I really like this idea! I have to show the photos to my children. The zombies are really clever.

  2. An interesting take on peg dolls. My four year old would love this, he insists they are called zomdees though.

  3. oh thank you! i would love to see what you create!

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  5. Your zombie idea was great. I will do this with my kids at our library.