Love Halloween? This adorable vampire lollipop craft is sure to delight your kids! All you’ll need are a few minutes’ time and a few simple supplies to turn your lollipops into cute little vampires that are perfect to display at parties or to give as gifts.
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Welcome to article number 4 of 7 in this series of Halloween lollipop crafts!
Like the monster lollipops, this particular craft was one that occurred to me only after I had created the first set of lollipops. And like with the monster lollipops, I’m so glad I decided to make it anyway, because it turned out adorable!
We really had quite a lot of fun with these Halloween lollipops. They’re such a cute little project to do with kids, and since they have varying levels of complexity, you should be able to choose an age-appropriate idea no matter how old your kids are.
This particular project isn’t the simplest, but it’s not the most complicated, either. So while it may be a little too complex for toddlers, you should be able to make it with kids who are a little older.
How to Make a Lollipop Vampire
Here are the supplies you’ll need to turn a lollipop into a vampire for Halloween:
- Spherical lollipop like Dum Dums or Jolly Ranchers
- Red tissue paper
- Black curling ribbon
- Black construction paper
- Pencil (optional)
- Black permanent marker (I recommend using an ultra fine point marker)
- White acrylic paint pen OR white acrylic paint and fine-tip paintbrush
1. Cut Tissue Paper
Use scissors to cut two squares of red tissue paper. The sides of the squares should be about 4-6 inches in length.
Don’t worry about making the squares perfect. They’ll be folded over anyway, so no one will know the difference.
Since they didn’t have to be perfect, I chose to cut both squares at the same time by layering the tissue paper.
2. Trace Vampire Cape
Place your lollipop on top of a piece of black construction paper and use a pencil to trace the shape of a cape around it. (You can start cutting right away if you’re feeling up to it, but I prefer to have an idea of what I’ll be cutting first.)
3. Cut Vampire Cape
Once you’re happy with the shape of the vampire cape, use scissors to cut around it.
4. Secure Tissue Paper & Cape
Place a downward-facing lollipop in the centre of the tissue paper squares.
Holding the lollipop in place, bunch up the tissue paper.
Place the lollipop on a flat surface with the tissue paper still bunched up around it and slip the vampire cape underneath it. Then, wrap a piece of black curling ribbon around both the cape and the lollipop and tie a knot to secure them.
Try to make sure one of the stretches of tissue paper doesn’t have too many wrinkles—this will make it easier to draw a face during the next step.
5. Draw Face
Use a permanent marker to draw the vampire’s eyes and mouth. I recommend using an ultra fine point marker to allow for more precision.
6. Add Teeth
Using a white acrylic paint pen or a fine-tip paintbrush and white acrylic paint, add small white triangles inside the black mouth to create the vampire’s teeth.
I personally love acrylic paint pens. Like markers, they allow you to make extremely precise strokes; but unlike markers, they’re filled with acrylic paint, so they can cover up darker colours like paint does.
However, I realize that they’re not exactly a standard craft supply and that most people probably don’t have acrylic paint pens at home. So if that’s the case for you, you can simply use regular acrylic paint to create the vampire’s white canines.
Once you’re done tracing the canines, your vampire lollipop is done. So cute!
Related Halloween Lollipop Crafts
Looking for more fun ways to decorate your lollipops for Halloween? Check out these articles:
- Ghost Lollipop Craft
- Pumpkin Lollipop Craft
- Monster Lollipop Craft
- Spider Lollipop Craft
- Witch Lollipop Craft
- Bat Lollipop Craft
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