Okay, I know I’m late on the Halloween bandwagon this year. It isn’t for lack of trying. I swear that I have had my Halloween decorations out since October 1st and we have already gone to the pumpkin patch and have our costumes all ready. But, blogging has not really been at the forefront of my mind. We visited grandparents, had puking kids, I had an unexplainable day of fevers, not to mention preschool, doctor’s check ups, and life in general. So, now its the middle of October and I have no Halloween posts to show for it! I will make it up to you, though and I promise to add a few in the next couple of weeks. Until then, here are a few previous Halloween posts:
Pumpkin Lanterns!Published October 13, 2011 Clara , crafts , Nancy , preschooler , toddler 7 Comments
And, here is a new Halloween craft to get you started as well. I looked through my recycling and found a whopping seven jars that were just sitting there aching to be turned into something fun. I found a fun idea in my October Family Fun magazine for Jar-o’-lanterns and realized that even little Nancy could do that, so that’s what we did.
For prep work I cut out all sorts of eyes, mouths, and noses for our pumpkin faces out of painters tape and the kids got to stick them down on the jars. Then I watered down some tempera paint (orange only!) and we got started painting. The big kids made two jars each and the toddlers made one each. I gave them brushes, but Nancy decided that they we optional (of course!).