What a fun crafty time of year it is! We actually finished a couple of our pumpkins ahead of time this year! Can I tell you I got a little verklempt when E carved his pumpkin without help? C painted a minion on a spaghetti squash which was a fun departure from the standard pumpkin fare. When I saw recycled jars turned into luminaries at the zoo I knew we had to do that at home this year. So super easy and fun!
I thought I was done doing “room mom” stuff, but our Science Club is having a Halloween Party and I volunteered to do the big kid craft. We are doing paper haunted houses. It’s really all about how much work you want to put into it so some kids will probably take a long time and others a few minutes. I figured it would be something they could replicate at home if they enjoyed it. I ended up making a quick pattern that I could print onto the card stock. I was really wishing for a fancy cutting machine so we could make our own bat and tree cut outs. You can check out the paper houses I used for inspiration. I chose to make mine larger so they took two piece of 8.5″x11″ cardstock for the walls and another half sheet for the roof. I didn’t make a floor to make it easier to just set them over an LED tealight.
The boys have been taking archery lessons this semester. Usually they shoot inside, but this week they had the chance to shoot pumpkins at a much longer distance. I love that we are able to work things like this into our schedule!
Hope you have a very Happy Halloween!