Monday, October 24, 2011

Trunk or Treat

 My daughters school had their Trunk or Treat on Friday night.  This was our first time doing this.  I decorated the back of our truck and my husband passed out the candy.  I was a volunteer, so, needless to say, I didn't get any pictures.  I was to busy running around.  I did take these before we left.  
I wanted a theme and I had a few in mind and narrowed it down to this.  Who doesn't love 'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown'?  I know I DO!  All I did was paint a huge piece of cardboard for the backdrop and  used some cornstalks and some pumpkins to make the pumpkin patch that Linus waits in for the Great Pumpkin to arrive.  We were the only cutesy trunk there.  The rest were decorated with ghosts and goblins and lights.  I tallied the votes for Best Decorated Trunk and we only got 3 votes.  Sooo, looks like next year, I may be decorating differently.  More scary/spooky?  
 Here is a picture of my husband, Charlie Brown.  The kids loved his costume!  My kids are Glinda the Good Witch and Strawberry Shortcake-minus their hats at the end of the night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bats made from TP rolls

 We made these cute bats from toilet paper tubes.  Painted them black and cut out wings and glittered them.
The idea came from here.
 Thinking we need to add something else to our little tree branches.  Some pumpkins maybe?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Painted hiking sticks

My daughter found this stick while we were walking to pick up my other daughter from school one day.  I asked her if that was her hiking stick and she said yes.  Then I suggested that we paint it and make it pretty.  Of course, we had to do it as soon as we got home.
We actually had this other, large stick in our garage for quite some time.  Perfect for my other daughter to have and paint.

This was something that was actually on our to do list for this summer, but, we never got around to it.  We are having our Indian Summer and the weather has been PERFECT!