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Try it! Halloween Crafts – wine cork toys

I just couldn’t resist it!! after a recent forage for corks at our local Italian restaurant we picked up some perfect ‘body shaped’ champagne corks and we made a list of ALL the character sets we were going to make…. promising Antonio, the owner of the restaurant, that we would make one of him in thanks for his generosity :)

The joy of champagne corks is that they already have the head and tapered body so you can go straight to painting.



Halloween Crafts For Kids – trick ‘r treat character toys

I stayed with the standard spooky characters of Skeleton, Dracula and good oul Frankie….. they look so cute as mini wine corks!!

Begin by painting on a base layer of white or skin coloured paint to knock out the natural cork colour and you’re ready to go.


For added humour I decided one of the characters should have a mokawk!!, so I glued a piece of card on top, and sealed it on to the head with just a few little pits of papier mache (took less than 5 minutes)


Then just start painting….. and adding the accessories to make the characters take on a life of their own
– Little scrap of felt for Dracula’s cape (I didn’t have bright red at hand :(
– beads for Frankie’s ears
– black pipe cleaner wound around and glued into position for Frankie’s doo
– pom pom fluff (yes I hoard that too!!) for the skeleton’s mohawk

fun, fun, fun!!

ready for trick ‘r treating in a playroom near you

Michelle, aka Captain Kidult







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11 Responses to “Try it! Halloween Crafts – wine cork toys”

  1. Carrie says:

    These are so cute!! Now if only we had some corks sitting around.

  2. imakehens says:

    Organise a raiding party to some local restaurants before the weekend Carrie so they keep any champagne corks they have for you xx whatever you do don’t drink any!! hahahahahah

  3. ILE says:

    i love It! ….and I pin IT! Thanks

  4. imakehens says:

    wonderful Ile, thank you so much xx

  5. Jess Abbott says:

    GAH! I love these so much!!!

  6. Pinkoddy says:

    What a great excuse to drink more champagne!
    They are gorgeous thank you for sharing.

  7. Natalie F says:

    You are so incredibly creative! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

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  9. You are so creative!! These are so adorable. Thanks for sharing with After School.

  10. Cassi says:

    You are just overflowing with cork ideas! I’ll be sharing on The Crafty Crow soon!

  11. Fresh Trash says:

    Hi there!

    I REALLY love this little tutorial, so I shared it on my recycle-upcycle website. Hope you don’t mind.

    All the best!

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