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.


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