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Spooky Crafts with Creativebug

It’s almost Halloween! I don’t know about you, but 2020 seems to be an endless Halloween full of more tricks than treats.

Luckily, the Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creativebug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug also gives you a list of what materials are needed for each project, so you know exactly what you need before you begin! How great is that?

This Halloween may look a little different than other years, but there’s no reason you can’t get into the spooky season with some hauntingly adorable crafts! Here’s a list of some of my favorite classes and projects you can take right now using Creativebug:

  • Cricut Crafts: Make Halloween Cupcake Toppers
    Using a Cricut Cutting Machine (or even a Silhouette Cameo, like the one we have in our Makerspace), take your cupcakes to the next level of creative with spooky toppers!

  • Halloween Jewelry
    The spooky season isn’t complete without some amazing wearable bling! Learn how to make a leather cuff and adorable, dangly jack-o-lantern earrings.

  • Halloween Crochet
    What’s not to love about a crochet black cat? This adorable little friend is a must for your halloween crafting endeavors.

  • Spooky Ghoul Makeup
    Get ready to scare yourself with your own reflection with a step-by-step guide on transforming your boo-tiful face into a ghoulish nightmare!

  • Halloween Tote
    Whether you use this bag to trick-or-treat around the neighborhood (social distancing as well!) or you just want to be stylish while out and about, this tote bag is so adorable you may just use it year-round.

  • Spooky Heads in Jars
    Take your home decor up a notch with these really creepy but easy heads in jars craft! Seriously though, they’re straight up creepy and realistic looking.

  • Spooky Transfer Votives
    What’s better than a candle in the Fall? A candle with a spooky vibe to it! Decorate votive candles with a simple image transfer!

  • The Wilton Method: Sugar Cookies
    What’s Halloween without eating more sugar than you can handle? Learn how to make sugar cookies from scratch and how to decorate them with royal icing!

What are you waiting for? Log on to Creative Bug now and create your free profile. Simply go to nileslibrary.org, click on the RESEARCH tab and select the letter C from the menu, and scroll down to Creativebug. You’ll then be prompted to type in your Niles-Maine District Library card number.

If you have any questions or need help accessing your account, you can call the Digital Services desk at 847-663-6606.

Happy crafting!

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