Ooh Yall, I had so much fun this weekend! We took Charlotte and little P to a very cute train activity in town where they could go through a kid friendly Haunted House, pick out pumpkins, decorate and go back. They also had a fun playground, a tiny train you could sit and ride on (other than the big train) and a pumpkin shooter. The whole experience was a blast and it put me in the Halloween mood. So when Sunday came and it was all kinds of let down to not be running around doing fall stuff, I decided to jump back into the spirit and do some Halloween crafting.
(But first, check out my adorable sweet babies at the Pumpkin Patch!)
Now the way my personal creativity works is that I just sit down with a thought and work through it.
Because of that, telling you the timing on creating something is really hard. I am creating and taking pictures as I go, so what would normally take someone 10 minutes with instructions, could have taken me 2 hours to figure out. My point is- I have no clue how long this will take you. That being said, the results were super cute and creating your own Vampire or Monster suckers to pass out on Halloween night or for a classroom treat is a fun way to dress up the candy. My daughter had 2 friends over when I was finishing up and all of them were enamored.
I would call that a success.
Here we go!
Halloween Vampire Suckers
- Hot glue
- suckers ( I love these organic ones by YummyEarth)
- Red felt
- Black Felt
- White printer paper
- Black Sharpie
- Googly Eyes
First thing you need to do is make a little cape template. I made about 10 of these before I decided I liked this shape. Its not difficult to draw out but if you want my hand drawn template, you can grab it here to print. Just make sure you size it down on your printer to be the size you want your cape (depending on the size of your sucker).
Take your template and line it up on felt. Ideally, you should be able to trace with an ink pen and then cut out but I could not see ink on my black felt so I just laid it on the felt and cut it out, using the paper cape as a guide. Also, I have pretty crappy scissors so it helps if you have sharp ones. I swear mine are so covered in hot glue and goodness knows what else.
Originally I was going to just leave the black cape but you know me, I had to go all out. So here is where you cut out a small skinny red rectangle for the top of the cape. Hot glue on the top of you cape with a tiny dot.
Now to the fun part!
This is the best part because I personally feel once you can add eyes to something, it starts to take shape.
First, hot glue a tiny dot in the middle of your cape to stick your sucker and wrap his neck piece around and secure with a tab of hot glue.
Then add your googly eyes. I also chose to cut out a tiny triangle for a “widows peak” hair cut.
He still looks a bit goofy, but never fear! You need some fangs! Out of everything, the fangs were probably the hardest thing to do because of the size. Just cut out some triangles from printer paper and glue on. I used good old fashioned Elmers glue and a tiny paint brush to pick up and secure on. You may have to snip your paper a few times till you find the right size for your sucker face.
Now if you go through all that and are like….Trisha, I was planning on making 30 of these for my kids class but I hot glued my fingers together…I have a solution!
Simply take a large googly eye, secure in middle of your sucker and DONE.
If you love Halloween and want more of my tutorials, you can follow Momdots Pinterest Page here or my Halloween board here!