Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Easy, Cheap, Cute!

If you're looking for an inexpensive favor to pass out at your child's classroom Halloween party, or even a playdate, here is a quick & easy idea...

I figure every school-aged child can use a pencil (or hundreds, if you know anyone like my middle child who destroys all writing utensils.)
I also appreciate favors that are useful and don't immediately land in the trash.

Of course you have to spice it up! Here's how...

$1 bag of Halloween pencils (Joannes)
I liked the Aliens because it reminded me of my boys :)

Tag hole punch (this is the only one I own, but I want more)

Chipboard letters (Micheals) from the scrapbook section
Used to personalize with first name initial

 you will also need: 

 sturdy paper for the tag(I used scrapbook paper)

pipe cleaners(I used a half) for attaching the tag

single hole punch

any plastic spider
I used one that apparently grows when placed in water.  For the purposes of making many, I suggest buying a bag of spider rings. You could easily attach them with the pipe cleaner as well.

A close-up..

Please leave me a comment if you decide to make your own! I'd love to see or hear about your own unique twist!

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