Make spooky paper toys with a twist this Halloween! Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun evening of making traditional toys. Amaze your family and friends with your ghoulish creations!

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Thursday, Oct 12 from 5-8pm ET.

Book Arts Home Made Halloween Spooky Toys - By Keri Schroeder

Spend a ghoulishly delightful evening making traditional paper toys with a spooky twist! Watch jack-o-lanterns come alive with a 19th-century pre-animation toy known as a phenakistoscope. Mix and match Halloween masks in a dos-si-dos booklet inspired by the surrealist game “exquisite corpse.” Terrify your easily spooked friends with a ghoul rising from the grave in a sliding-lid surprise box. Book art experience is helpful but not necessary to partake in the festivities.

Book Arts Zombie Tomb Box - By Keri Schroeder
Zombie Tomb Box.
Book Arts Home Made Halloween Mask - By Keri Schroeder
Homemade Halloween mask booklet.
Book Arts Halloween Hands - By Keri Schroeder
Mix and match Halloween masks in a dos-si-dos booklet.


All materials are included in a kit mailed right to your door!

Tools required:

  • X-Acto knife or scalpel and extra blades
  • pencil
  • Scissors
  • bookbinding/sewing needle
  • Cutting mat or layers of cardboard to protect your work surface
  • bone folder
  • Ruler (at least 12”)
  • Tape (blue painter’s, masking, or drafting tape is best, only need a few inches)
  • PVA glue and glue brush
  • Waste paper for gluing on
  • Sharpie or other black marker

Optional but helpful:

  • Small Triangle/Set Square 3-4”
  • Gluestick
  • Beeswax for thread

All images copyright Keri Schroeder.

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Instructor: Keri Schroeder

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is a book artist based in San Antonio, Texas. She produces limited-edition artist’s books under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press, and teaches at various institutions. Keri…