our homeschool co-op just had it's first halloween party. it was super fun & we definitely plan on making it an annual event, perhaps even adding a haunted house next year (as a fall fundraiser ;)
@ any rate, michelle & i were in charge or decorations. i thought i'd pass along some of the super cool & creepy crafts that we chose for our bit.
first up, paper bag halloween lanterns, courtesy of our friend (& former MCHC member!) christina @ moment to moment
spider hatchlings ever since i saw them in a "family fun" magazine years ago, but we have never had a halloween party...until now!
they suggest cheesecloth & a glue/water mix, but i had some plaster paris strips leftover from making belly casts that has been dying to be used for something...anything & so hatchlings it was. ;)
wow...this was a test, for sure. ehren, our 4 year old, wanted to carve his own pumpkin this year & the kicker is that i let him! the 'old' me never would have, nope...never, not in a million years, as carving a pumpkin requires using a knife. a real knife & not a butter knife, which is all he has ever used up until this point.
BUT i was right there the entire time & i made sure that no one (aka our 3 other children) else was on the scene, so that neither he, nor i, would get distracted. ;)
it went well, as you can see. i LOVE the mustache! :)
here is my jack-o-lantern... a chicken. :) i LOVE our chickens!!knit eyeballs. 'modeled' here by our son aydin.
knit pumpkins, & some woolen gnomes (not pictured).
lastly, here is ev's new pilot hat...
i *think* she likes it, yes??