I finished my child's scarf I started yesterday, ensuring that it doesn't spend a year half-done on my craft table. I was so content- loom knitting is satisfying, with this great, soft end piece that will keep someone warm this winter. And I hope she loves it as much as I do.
It's been a minute since my loom knitting pitch. It's a portable craft for your holiday traveling, easy to start and stop as the months get busier.
As I was bopping around the Internet looking for Halloween ideas, I found several instances of this craft and thought I'd give it a try. The details differed, but in each craft a form was used to make a tape shell that was cut and separated from the original shape.
This may be the one I try next year, from Wholesale Halloween Costumes. I find masking tape a little easier to handle than packing tape. While not translucent, it still creates a neat "mummy" effect.
As I wrapped my arm with the sticky side of the tape out, my fingers were tough to keep separated, resulting in the claw I ended up with. And I scraped my skin with the safety scissors, not terrible, but not pleasant.
The end result is interesting, and I'm glad I tried it. If it gets rave reviews, I may attempt it again next year, but as it currently stands, this is one for more spirited crafters.