Sunday, October 31, 2010
Isabel wanted to be a fairy princess (from her costume box) to go to the Halloween Carnival at the firehall that was put on by the high school Student Council. Grandma & Grandpa M. took her to this carnival. The night before daddy took Isabel & Henry to a Haunted Schoolhouse & bus at the firehall, which was put on by the high school SADD organization.
I took the kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood and pulled them in the wagon. They seemed to have a good time and liked checking out their loot once they got home. We didn't stay out too long, because after a while Isabel didn't want to put her hoodie back on because it covered her costume. She is wearing it for the above picture, but as soon as we got to the first house she took it off & it stayed off.
Last night we took the kids to a Halloween event at RBNC. We went to it last year and it wasn't too crowded, this year it was very crowded and not as enjoyable as it could have been because lines were too long for things. But we did get to go on the horse-drawn wagon ride (made that a priority since Henry loves animals so much and really wanted to go by the horses), did the halloween games, Isabel went on the inflatable dinosaur slide, and had campfire food by a bonfire. To this event, she was just a princess (from her costume box).
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
* Decorate a Mask or Hat (Michaels sells white paper masks & party hats, decorate with feather, stickers, markers, crayons, etc.)
* Pin the nose on the pumpkin/witch
* Temporary Tatoo station
* Face Painting Station
* Fishing (homemade fishing pole - long stick with rope tied to it with clothespin on end - thrown over a barrier & someone clips prize to end)
* Guess the number of candy corns in a jar
* Toss Across Tic-Tac-Toe
* Bean Bag Toss (we were at one where they used stuffed animals tossed into a laundry basket or popcron tin)
* SandWITCH making (let kids spread butter on a piece of bread and put sprinkles on top, cut out with Halloween cookie cutters)
* Pumpkin Candle Holder (decoupage orange tissue paper on out side of baby food jar, glue on black face pieces)
* Bat Craft (we are making this soon - http://northridgemedia.net/blogs/create/departments/holidays/easy-halloween-paper-spider-tutorial/)
* Playdoh Fun (make up a bunch of orange playdough and put out cookie cutters & rollers to play with them)
* Cupcake Walk (Isabel really loved doing this at a Halloween party we went to)
* Monster Mash Limbo & Dance (or any other Halloween songs, do the limbo & do freeze dancing - when music stops they stop)
* Monster/Pumpkin Bowling (there is a monster bowling kit that someone makes & sells, or you can paint 2L bottles with monster or pumpkin faces)
* Skeleton "Bones" Craft (gather a bunch of pasta shapes and have kids glue them on black paper into a Skeleton - have a sample available, we did this at a library Halloween party and it turned out really neat)
* Caramel Apple Sundaes (slice/core apples in a bowl, squirt caramel sauce on top, squirt some whip cream in center & top with nuts or sprinkles)
* Create a Pumpkin Face Game (draw plain orange pumpkin on poster board and cover it with clear contact paper with sticky side facing out, then make black face pieces for them to stick on, or you could make a big felt board &pieces to do the same thing)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
We were busy yesterday making a bunch of Halloween decorations. You can find the instructions on how to make this owl here, as well as other similar Halloween decorations. Isabel & I each folded a side and then I stapled them together.I had cut out all the other parts and she glued them on.