This past summer, our family went to a local amusement park where we decided to go into the haunted house.Â This particular haunted house wasn’t really scary, because it was geared towards little kids.Â While we waited in line, “Little Jo” looks up at the ceiling and sees these cobwebs draped across it.Â Then, just as you please, she looks at me and says, “Mommy, Chica and Jo could make some of those for my Halloween party.Â They are just sheets that are torn up.”Â Technically, I think they were material and not sheets, but we could absolutely use old sheets.Â I was so proud of my 4-year-old for spotting a DIY project!Â She might look like my husband but she certainly acts like me.
This project has to be one of the easiest, and most fun, that I have done in a long time.Â You basically find an old white or other light-colored sheet and start ripping!Â Chica had a set of old sheets she donated to the cause.Â I took the sheet and cut it into four approximately equal strips along the longest side.Â Then, I cut snips along the bottom of the sheet strip and made holes every now and then across the top and started ripping.Â So easy, and so fun!Â My daughter loved helping me rip the sheets apart.Â I made sure to tell her that we only do this with certain sheets, not all of the good ones in the house.Â I made the bottoms uneven as well so the small strips hung down at different heights.
Here is one of them hanging in my craft room. (Recognize the curtains and clips?)Â I think they will provide a lot more decorating impact than the traditional fake cobwebs that I can never seem to get to stretch out to look like more than just some wadded up cotton! I will post pictures of them hanging in our barn after the party this coming weekend.