Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Crafts

Inspired by my awesome cousin Debbie, I embarked on the Halloween season in a crafty state of mind. Ethan's popsicle stick pumpkin. He was given a lot of supervision and guidance.

Gabriel's popsicle stick pumpkin. He was left to his own devices with a pile of popsicle sticks and glue.

Ethan's decorated paper mache skull. It really turned out quite nice.

(Gabriel painted a wooden bat - but Duncan promptly ate one wing and half the body.)

Ethan's paper pumpkin.

Gabriel's paper pumpkin. Normally his handwriting is quite legible. I don't know what happened here.

Ethan's hand bat. Again, lots of guidance and supervision.

Gabriel's hand bat. Once again, I tossed him the scissors and glue and wished him luck. I guess it pays to be the baby sometimes.


Once again, finding inspiration from the craftiness of others, I made this Halloween wreath from the directions by Suburban Matron. Something about mine looks really .... homemade. I can't quite put my finger on it.

This is the skull I decorated. Since I was in the feather dept of Michael's anyway, I loaded up. And you know what? Sometimes, things look better in our heads then in person - this was one of those times.

The boys also made Halloween bats and owls out of those little puff ball thingys with googly eyes and everything. Heavy sigh... Duncan got a hold of those too.

7 comments:

Pearl said...

I LOOOOOVE the handbats!!!! Super cool!!! What a good mom organize this. Love you!

Becky said...

It all looks so cute! I think the wreath looks great, I love that ornament.

Those paper pumpkins especially--I have got to try that. It looks tricky, your boys have skillz!

for a different kind of girl said...

I love the handbats, too! I miss having little boys in the house to do fun projects like this. My youngest might join me, and my oldest might, too, but only if I locked the front door and closed the blinds so any of his friends who came knocking didn't catch him in the craft act!

;)

Kate said...

Wow, you are really crafty. Makes me hate you just a little.

kyooty said...

So what you are telling us is that your Dog ate your homework? I'm going to borrow these ideas, for a birthday party activity on Saturday. Me and 12 kids?

Ginny Marie said...

I love those popsicle stick pumpkins! That looks like a craft even I could attempt...

I made the same hand bat with Emmy--but I did the scissor work!

ArtSnark said...

These are so much fun! Love the feather skull & those bats are too cute