Halloween is only two days away and if you are in need of a last minute costume idea, I've got you covered!
My mom is a Kindergarten assistant and she told me her team was dressing up as crayons for Halloween! She asked if I'd be willing to make her a costume. Being a former Kindergarten teacher myself, this was right up my alley! I wish we all had done this when I taught!
(I apologize for the picture quality. My real camera was charging and so these are just camera phone pics.)
I started off by tracing the word "crayola" on white felt. You could use the same color felt as your t-shirt, but we couldn't find a good match, so I stuck with white.
I like to trace stencils backwards so you don't see any of the marks from the crayon/pencil.
After I cut out my letters I placed them on a piece of black felt to space and align them.
I then took a piece of chalk and free handed an oval shape. As you can see in the picture, I drew it a few times until I was satisfied! I then cut it out (and flipped it over to hide chalk marks) and hot glued the letters down.
I then cut two strips of black felt for the top and bottom of the crayon label.
Again, I used chalk to draw squiggly lines and then I cut them out.
Finally, I hot glued everything down to the shirt!
You could definitely use fabric glue, but I love hot glue! What can I say, it's the teacher in me!
Pair with a party hat covered in the same color felt of fabric as your shirt!
I'm sorry I don't have the final costume picture, but once my Mom and her team wear these on Friday, I'll post some more pictures!
Do you have a Fall or Halloween party to go to or maybe you are throwing? Do you want to wow your guests? TAKE THIS PUMPKIN DIP! You will not be sorry! I posted the recipe (which is not mine) last year, so go check it out!
It's been awhile since I've written anything about my boys. I go back and forth on where I want the blog to go. I started it years ago as a place for family and friends to keep up with what was going on. During both my pregnancies and the boys' first years I used the blog as a "baby book" of sorts. Lately, my posts have been geared towards parties, crafts, and DIYs. I by no means plans for that to go away, but I do want to continue tracking my sweet boys and what they're up to. So here we go.
Warner turned 4 in September and at the beginning of October, Campbell turned 18 months. They both had doctors appointments that sadly, included shots, but they both did so well!
They are both at preschool. Warner goes 4 days and Campbell 2 days. Campbell screams every time I drop him off. Literally, screams bloody murder. However, he also stops immediately when I leave and is fine the rest of the time. Dramatic maybe? :) Warner, on the other hand, loves school and can't wait to go every morning!
Campbell continues to be WILD and eats pretty much any and everything! He also LOVES is obsessed with trains and Mickey Mouse. He is saying "please" when he wants something, "thank you" after you give it to him and will repeat anything you say. He is a sweet, sweet boy. I couldn't imagine life without him!
Warner is still the sweetest thing with the sweetest heart. He loves life. He is still super sensitive and has begun a stage of being shy. He still pretty much eats nothing. The only meat he will eat on his own is still bacon. His eating habits are frustrating, but we are working on it and the doctor assures me he will grow out of it. Warner started playing t-ball this Fall and he is really enjoying it. I don't know if he will ever be a "star athlete", but he is happy and having fun.
Are you looking for a simple Halloween craft to do with your little one? These glue ghost necklaces are the perfect thing! I used to make them with my Kindergarteners and they were always hit! I hope they are just as fun for your little one!
(Note: This is a 2 day project. You have to allow for the glue to completely dry.)
The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies. More than likely you have everything laying around your house.
optional: googly eyes, ribbon for bow/bow tie
Begin by laying out a large piece of wax paper.
With your glue, squeeze globs of glue on to the wax paper.
These can be any shape and any size. Just make sure you fill them in completely.
Allow glue to dry for 24 hrs.
After 24 hrs, your glue globs should look something like this.
Peel your glue off the wax paper.
Now decorate however you like!
When I taught, we just used a black marker to make a face and write the word "Boo"! I decided to "jazz them up" a little this year and add ribbon and googly eyes.
Once you are finished decorating, hole punch a hole near the top of your ghost.
Add some yarn to make a necklace!
Warner and his friend, Ryan, had a blast making these.