We are always looking to find new ways to dye our Easter Eggs and this one is on my list this year! Bet they will smell great too!
Did you know that Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd? What a fun way to celebrate by making a hat that matches his! This great craft idea comes from BabbaCo.com! Super easy and you only need a few supplies.
- Large White
- Construction Paper (used an 11 inch by 17 inch piece) (You can use a smaller sheet but just might have to tape the pieces together like we did!)
- Red Construction Paper (8.5 inch by 11 inch is fine) or you can have your kiddo’s color the red stripes
- Tape or glue stick
Visit BabbaCo.com for the directions with pictures!
With the 4th of July just around the corner… I found some great printables you can use for family fun as well as decorating too! The “God Bless America….” is from Landee See, Landee Do and in sizes 5×7 and 8×10. Find a white frame and you have a great decoration for your home!
The 4th of July Free Printable Bingo Cards come from Makedoodle and would be great game to play with the family! I know Colin would just love this! You can find some cheap buttons or just cut some squares out of paper or cardstock!
Did you like 4th of July Bingo Cards? Learn how to create your own celebrity bingo card.
Head on over to 4 Crazy Kings and learn step by step how to make these cute Black Paper Bats. These seem very easy to make for those who are not as crafty as they would like to be. Supplies: Black Paper, Scissors, Circle Template (bowl, cup or plate…), Glue, Decorations for the eyes and mouth. We used googly eyes but you do not have to.
Visit A Girl’s Gotta Knit to learn how to make these super cute Trash Bag Ghosts! These are great since they are made with plastic and will be weather proof! Supplies: Trash Bag, Scissors, Needle and Thread, Black Sharpie, and something to stuff the head of the ghost (newspaper, magazine).
Looking to make some cute little Halloween art with your kids? Check out this cute idea I found on Handprint and Footprint Art.
Paint-White, Brown, Yellow & Black
Paper-Black & Green
1. Trace your child’s hand and arm, then paint it to look like a leafless tree.
2. Traced a circle shape for the moon using a small glass.
3. The footprints were made on green construction paper which you then cut out and glued in place.
4. The mouth is a black thumbprint and the eyes are black fingerprints.
Looking for some last minute but easy homemade Halloween costume ideas? All of these should be cheap to make too!
The base of each costume consists of a solid color jogging suit, gloves, and knit hat. The “LEGO” portion of the costume consists of a large box, (our son’s box was actually an empty soda case) that we cut holes into (6 for the adult costume, 4 for the child costume). We then pressed butter bowls through from the inside and secured them on the inside using strips of duct tape. We also cut a hole in the top for our heads, and holes in the sides for our arms.
Once the costumes were constructed, spray paint the boxes red, blue, and yellow.
For the bag of the Homemade Jelly Belly Halloween Costume, I used a large, clear trash bag. I cut holes in the bottoms of the bags for our legs. Inside are obviously just balloons of different colors. I tied the bag around the neck with colorful ribbon and printed out a label from the Jelly Belly website and taped it on.
I might suggest just having the bag stop at your waist instead of cutting holes in the bottom for both legs. It was mighty time-consuming for restroom visits.
Supplies: Cork Board (or just card board), Ribbon and printed pictures..Push Pins if use Cork Board
This one is pretty easy to create.. Just have fun with it!
Pac Man (found this one on Pinterest but could not find the original site
With this costume.. Wear all black and cut out a Pac Man shape and Two Yellow Dots. Just tape on to Shirts.. Pretty Easy!
This Meg Griffin from Family Guy Halloween costume was pretty simple. I found a pink shirt as close to Meg’s shirt color as possible. I sewed a white t-shirt underneath (so the white part of the sleeves wouldn’t slide back under). It took a while, but I finally found a pink hat that was almost the exact color as the shirt. Both the shirt and the hat were from Walmart, I believe. The glasses were a pair of “hippie” sunglasses from the Halloween store. I took the lenses out and painted them black. The last step was pin my hair under (my hair is much longer than Meg’s) then put on a pair of jeans and tennis shoes that I already owned. Voila! Meg Griffin!
Bunch of Grapes (another Pinterest find…not linked back)
My mom made a costume similar to this for my sister and brother one year.. Super simple!
Need: Purple or Green Balloons. All purple or green clothing. Safety Pin
Are you looking for a cute way to share Halloween treats with someone special? I saw this idea on another blog and thought I would share! It’s called “You’ve Been Boo-ed!!“. What you do is visit You’ve Been Boo-ed! website and print the cute little note above. Fill a bag or cute container with Halloween Goodies (include the note)… You then visit the recipiant and ring their door bell and RUUUUUNNNN! They open the door and all they see is the treats!
I want to do this for a few of our friends but their houses take a bit to get to them since they have big front lawns. We have never been Boo-ed but I am sure my son would love it! Have you been Boo-ed??? Or have you Boo-ed anyone?