Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Survival Guide

I am usually not one that gets into Halloween.  Just not a holiday that I like much other than letting the kids dress up and go get all that candy they don’t need!  Anyway, a couple months ago I was browsing around on my favorites sites and came across this idea:

I found it super cool and thought I needed to make one to take to work.  All you need is a bead container, stuff to decorate it, and the goods to go inside it.  I had a lot of fun making it and it sure seemed to be enjoyed at work today.


I decorated the outside with scrapbooking paper and curled ribbon.  I found these labels that had spiders on them to write what I wanted on.



Some of the items that Nap Time Journal used, I changed to make it my own. 

Here is the list of the items to “Eat At Your Own Risk”

Twisted twigs – Twizzlers

Bat Droppings – Tootsie Rolls

Ghost Doughnuts – Lifesaver Mints

Skull Dust – Powdered drink mix

Rat Eyes – Cinnamon Dots

Vampire Teeth – Candy corns

Brain Cells – Nerds

Frog Legs – Mike and Ikes

Fried Skin Flakes – Sno Caps (chocolate with white dots)

Bed Bugs – Sluggles gummies

Ghost Poo – mini marshmallows

Mummy Corpse – Sour Patch Kids

It turned out really cute.  Next year I might have to make a couple!  I’m kind of brainstorming what I could do for Christmas!  Such a fun thing to create!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Glow In The Dark Bath

Okay, so I am now a fan of Pinterest.  I just started looking at it this week and I have already fell in love.  My kids are going to be busy with new things to do.  My “new” house someday will be pretty with new fun things to decorate with!  Lastly, I will be broke! If you haven’t had a chance to look at Pinterest, you need to.  Especially, if you are a crafty person like me!

Tonight the kids took glow in the dark baths.  All you need is some glow sticks and a dark bathroom!  I got it all ready and surprised them. It was super fun and they were really excited.  Josie told me about 10 times how cool it was! 

We will be buying some more glue sticks for this winter when they need a nice long, WARM bath! 

This was Jayden’s tub.


This was Josie’s tub.  I put bubbles in hers.  Kind of a cool effect!


Now I have to give credit to Marissa Denham on Pinterest.  I have yet to figure out how to actually show the website this came from, but I can at least tell you who I found it from! 

Can’t wait to do more fun things off of Pinterest!

Try it out!  It’s fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Getting Colder = Time For Art!

So of course it’s Iowa and the weather changes daily!  Well,  It’s finally time for fall temps!  Not so much a fan, but I guess that’s why I live here!  I miss the 80’s already!

Now that we will be spending more time inside, it’s time to find some things to do to keep these kids busy!  Of course, they have a million toys, but they have been ignoring them for months!  Not looking forward to Christmas and trying to figure out what to get these two!  They don’t need a single thing!

Anyway, Josie was digging around in the craft stuff and found this package of people shapes.


The people shapes had sticky fronts so all we had to do was find stuff that would stick to them.  We got out tissue paper, gems, sequins, googly eyes, yarn, and curly ribbon.  Figured that was enough to keep them busy!  So, the kids got busy decorating!



They had a fun time.  It was fun to see how unique each one they made was. 


Loved this activity!  Should have picked up a few more of these when they were on clearance at Michaels!

We hung the finished artwork up in the kitchen for all of us to admire!  Little color is good!  I even got in on the action and did a few of them myself!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Melted Crayon Canvas

Found this idea on one of my favorite blogs that I follow.  So, of course, I had to make it with the kids!  And since the kids seem to be under the weather AGAIN, we are hanging low the weekend.

I bought some crayons. You need to use Crayola because I hear they are the only ones that work the best.  I hot glued them into a rainbow pattern on a piece of canvas.  Got the hair dryer out and started melting the crayons! 


The kids had fun watching the colors melt.  I will tell you that it took a long time for the colors to actually melt.  And of course I couldn’t get mine to look as cool as “Pink and Green Mama” did.  But oh well, it was still fun! 


I am going to try another canvas with black, white, and gray and see how that turns out.  Hopefully we’ll have some fun wall art for our new house someday!


Most importantly, the kids were proud of it!  And it does look neat in person!