Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Boo Season


Well it is that time again! One of my favorite things to do in October is to "Boo" people! You know where you make treats and a cute little saying that says that they have to boo two others. Well we have been making treats and booing people lately and the kids really like helping mix the treats, licking bowls clean, eating the left over treats and then of course Booing houses! So here is my Mommy tip: find ways to let your little ones help... even if it means making a mess or getting caught at some of the houses, they will feel the joy of helping and serving others!

Here is another fun project that is easy and a good one for little ones to help.

Here is what you need: white paper bags, some black paper cut into eyes and mouths, and tape (or if your kids are older and can use glue that works too).

Oh and you'll need a cute kid or two to help.

Put the tape on the eyes and mouth and stick them on the bags.

This is what we ended up with.

We also made bats!

Our house looks way better with our paper decorations up!
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Wreath

I know I have been missing in action for a while... long story short, A LOT of failed project that have taken a long time and in turn it's taken me a long time to recover! But I'm back and do I have the cutest Halloween wreath EVER?! Inspired by this, I made THIS!

So here is what you need: a $1 wreath, $1 Happy Halloween foam sign, $1 ball of yarn, some monster green "Fun Fur" (which is on sale at Joannes starting tomorrow!), and googly eyes.

First start wrapping the wreath with your yarn. You don't have to be too careful like I was to make it perfect, because you won't be able to see imperfections!
Tip: Place the wreath between your knees and use both hands to wrap, it's WAY faster!

Then once you wrapped the wreath completely grab your "Fun Fur" and start wrapping in a random order. I was spacing my wraps from 1/2 inch to 2 inches apart. Then I'd switch the angles, until I liked the manginess of my monster wreath.

Then I hot glued my googly eyes on at random. Then to hang it I just took the ribbon that was on the Happy Halloween sign, fed it through the middle and hung! Pretty simple and super cute!

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