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Printable Monster Alphabet by Caravan Shoppe

Say hello to Caravan’s new printable MONSTER ALPHABET!! This project was incredibly fun to work on! Alma Loveland created an uppercase and lowercase monster version of each letter in the alphabet. It features a fun color palette and lots of emotion and character in each of the letters! This is a fun way for parents and kids to learn the letters of the alphabet together, to play games, and to decorate!

 

Printable Monster Alphabet by Caravan Shoppe

 

The Monster Alphabet Print and Play is a printable set of characters formatted to different sizes that will work on blocks or tiles. With this artwork, you can make several projects:

  • big and small alphabet blocks (1.5 inches or 2 inches)
  • big and small alphabet tiles (1.375 x 1 inch or 2.25 x 1.5 inch)
  • flash cards (3.2 x 4 inch)

What you do with your products is up to you. The tiles would make great magnets! We’ve given you the same quantities that you’d find in a Scrabble game, so you can play games like speed Scrabble or Banangrams.

Printable Monster Alphabet by Caravan Shoppe

The Monster Alphabet Poster Pack includes three 16 x 20 posters that show all letters (uppercase only, lowercase only, and a mix of upper and lowercase) as well as each letter individually formatted to 8 x 10 inches or 5 x 7 inches. Print and frame the individual letters that you like, or use them to make a garland!

Printable Monster Alphabet by Caravan Shoppe

Printable Monster Alphabet by Caravan Shoppe

Although a great fit for the Halloween season, the bright color palette of the Monster Alphabet allows these letters to shine brightly all year long!

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Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

Are you loving the Draw-Together Birthday Set as much as I am? It’s packed with so many great things including these adorable party hats! They even come in black and white and color! These hats are so versatile and will fit any birthday party you are throwing.

Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

The party hats can also be decorated! With some super simple supplies, you can make these hats the hit of your party. Dress up the hats yourself or set up a hat decorating station at the party. How much fun would that be! The supplies you use can easily be adjusted to fit the age group of the party. Use tape to attach decorations with young children or pull out glue and a stapler for the older ones.

Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

To make this fun fringed hat, all you’ll need is ribbon and streamers. For the hat topper, use several strands of ribbon, folded over, and bunched up. Then take a piece of tape and secure the ends together. Slip the end into the top of the hat! For the fringe, you’ll need two long pieces of streamers. Use scissors to make small slits along both sides of the long edges. Tape or glue the fringe along the bottom of the hat and then use your fingers to fluff up the fringe.

Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

Next up is the striped balloon hat! All you need is a handful of balloons and some ribbons. For the topper, gather up your balloons and tie the ends together with a rubber band. Slip the end of the bunch into the top of the hat. For the stripes, take strips of ribbon and glue or tape each strand to the hat. I love the look of the random stripes!

Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

Now the pom pom hat! All you need are pom poms! To make the pom pom out of yarn for the top of the hat, I followed this simple video. They are very easy to make, so don’t worry if you’ve never made one before! You’ll probably want to hot glue gun the pom pom to the top of the hat. For the bottom of the hat, I had some trim with poms on it that I attached to the edge. You could also use some that you made to decorate the edge. If making pom poms is not your thing, but you love this look, buy the fuzzy ones at most craft stores for cheap!

Embellishing party hats! | Post by Krista of Lazy Saturdays for Caravan Shoppe!

Now you have three easy ways to dress up your party with party hats! Have fun, and get creative with these! There are endless ways to decorate them.

Written by Krista from Lazy Saturdays

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Creepy Cardboard Cutouts from Caravan Shoppe

We wanted to do a How To for making your Creepy Cardboard Cutouts. They are simple to make, and would be so fun to have on your porch while the kids are out trick-or-treating, or at any party, adults and kids alike will love it!

Step 1: Purchase and download the artwork. Chose which board(s) you want to make and send those files to a printer!

*Tips for printing Large Format:
We recommend using Staples to print large black and white prints. Either email the files, or take them in on a flash drive, and specify what size you want them to printed. Make sure and ask for the artwork to be printed on their engineering printer; each print will be around $7. These boards will size anywhere up to 36″ by 48″, and we found that to be the perfect size for adults to hold, or to be set on the ground for kids to stand behind.

Step 2: Mounting the artwork

You can purchase foam core from Hobby Lobby and most craft stores for under $10. They come in sheets sized 36″ by 48″, so you do not have to trim them down if you print out the artwork at the biggest size like we did. We recommend using foam core because it is easy to cut out the face holes, and is durable. If you have large sheets of cardboard lying around, that would work too!

To mount the artwork to your board of choice, we suggest using a spray adhesive. If you are nervous about mounting, go for a repositionable spray mount, so you can move the artwork and smooth out bubbles even after you’ve laid the paper down. Follow the directions on the back of the can, and spray half the board. Lay down the artwork as straight as you can, and smooth out any bubbles. Spray the remaining half of the board and smooth the paper onto it.

Caravan Shoppe How to make your cardboard cutouts

Step 3: Cutting out the Hole

Use a sharp x acto knife and press down firmly to cut. Remember to place a cutting mat under the board so you don’t cut into your floors! We ended up cutting twice, one was shallow, and gave us the shape, while the second time we cut deeper to get through the board.

For the Mummy and Globe, chose one of the head shape PDFs provided in the download, or create your own based off your desired size. Tape the paper to the board using washi tape so it doesn’t damage the artwork. Cut around the oval and through the board.

Caravan Shoppe How to make your cardboard cutouts

Caravan Shoppe How to make your cardboard cutouts

For the Creepy Wall, cut out the black area, it’s okay if they aren’t straight lines, it goes with the hand drawn feel!

Caravan Shoppe How to make your cardboard cutouts

Step 4: Displaying the Boards

For an adult party, let your guests hold the boards themselves, and crop out their legs when you take the picture, or include their legs if they have a fun costume on! For kids, have an adult hold the board, or adhere it to a box or crosspiece so it will stand on its own. If you are feeling adventurous, hang the boards from the ceiling.

We cannot wait to see all your pictures in these creepy scenes! Let your guests go wild!

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We are excited to announce 3 new Halloween products today! We are pretty proud of ourselves over here for being on top of the holiday! Some of you may say “but it isn’t even October yet,” and before you finish saying that, it will be nearly December with how fast time flies! These 3 products will not only make decorating a breeze, but they are packed with activities to keep your kids busy while they anticipate the big day!

Printable Halloween Draw Together Set from Caravan Shoppe This Halloween Draw Together Set is sure to spook your Halloween guests! Giant printables, placemats, mini candy bar wrappers, fireplace and mantle options, (and more!) are sure to spice up your home this Halloween season!

Printable Halloween Draw Together Set from Caravan Shoppe

Printable Halloween Draw Together Set from Caravan Shoppe

Printable Halloween Draw Together Set from Caravan Shoppe

Our next product is sure to spice up your party or front porch! Guests will love showing off their costumes and personalities through these hand drawn spooky scenes. The Creepy Cardboard Cutouts are easy to make, easy to display, and fun to use!

Printable Cardboard Cutouts from Caravan Shoppe

Printable Cardboard Cutouts from Caravan Shoppe

Printable Cardboard Cutouts from Caravan Shoppe

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this Trick or Treat Brush Script Set! It comes with 18 posters, placemats, and spooky bats and skulls for extra decor, that you simply download and print. Light a few candles and you’ve got one spooky night ahead of you!

Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Brush Script Set

Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Brush Script Set

Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Brush Script Set

Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Brush Script Set

You can find these and the rest of our Halloween decor here. Happy haunting!