Severed Finger Pens

We started putting all of the Halloween craft supplies away last weekend. But before we did we had to make one last project. I saw this over at the Family Fun site. I don’t know why I don’t go there whenever I am looking for a craft to do. They have such great ideas!

Materials needed:
* It says to use modeling clay but have you ever tried to use modeling clay? It’s rock solid. There was no way we could form that stuff so we bought soft clay that you have to bake. Much softer and easier to use!
* Disposable ink pen
* Fake fingernails
* Fingernail polish and decals (or whatever you want to use to decorate the fingernail)
* Glue gun
We wrapped the ink pen with the clay. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s supposed to look like a finger. (Ours aren’t great fingers but I’m not an artist. Nor a finger maker by trade. So we just went with this.)

Don’t forget to put the creases in the knuckles!

Take one of the fake fingernails and place it in the end where you want to put it. Push it down just a little so it makes a mark where it’ll go.

Preheat the over to 275 degrees (or whatever temperature the clay says.)

Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.
While the “fingers” are cooking, prep your nails. You can buy really cool Halloween fingernails at most stores. But I bought these at the Dollar Store (for $1!) We painted them with fingernail polish and then added Halloween decals that my daughter had.

After the polish has dried, glue them to the ends of the fingers.

My son wanted his to have blood on the end so he painted his with some red acrylic paint. He thought that looked cool.

How fun would these be in a gift bag? They were pretty cheap to make. And the kids love using them!

Enjoy and Happy Halloween! Be safe out there with all the trick-or-treaters!

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  1. Great craft. Happy Halloween! La

  2. Oh my goodness, these are gross! My boys would LOVE them..the ickier the better. 🙂
    Thanks for linking up, Erin! I can’t believe we are at the end of the Halloween crafts!

  3. These are awesome! I can’t believe how much you got them to look like real fingers…creepy:) Love the touches with the Halloween fingernails and the blood by your son:) They must have been really fun to make too.

  4. Hahaha….adorable. Love this!

  5. Those are awesome! We’ll have to make those.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

  6. Ha ha ha Cute!
    I have seen finger pens but, never ith the nail and painted ones at that!
    Love it!

  7. so cute, I love family fun too!!

  8. I found you when I googled “you’ve been boo’d free printables”…and I now cannot leave your blog! When I post about our booing experience I’ll link to you.
    Your title is exactly what we say at school (I’m a teacher) all the time…making memories…exactly!
    Oh…and p.s. your finger-pens are perfect!

  9. This is SUCH an awesome idea!!! You’re a rockstar Mom!!!

  10. Great job on the finger pens! I love Family Fun too!

  11. ha ha ha!!! Oh, this is so great! They look hilarious, and fun! It reminds me of something I would have done with my mom.

    Thank you for commenting on my candy corn wreath!

  12. This is so cool! I thought it looked just like a finger…even without the fingernail. This would be a great gift idea…or for treat bags. I might make these for my co-workers next year.

  13. Ewww! Wonderful! 🙂

  14. What a very fun craft! I bet your kids loved it!
    Thanks for your nice comments1

  15. These are so dang cute and fun! My kids would love to make them. How fun would it be for a party. Thanks for great ideas! You are so brilliant!!

  16. These are so cute and you did a REALLY good job making the fingers. Wow! Your kids must have had a blast making these.

  17. Those are totally cute! Love the fake nails too!Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  18. So cool! thanks for sharing and linking up!