Do It Yourself Projects

Halloween Front Door Craft Project
I keep seeing these great front door decorations on Pinterest.  

Photos via Pinterest
I wanted to try to make some paper bats myself.  I grabbed some black cardstock from the craft store and downloaded a template from the Martha Stewart Website.  I only used the first page of the template.  I was looking for smaller bats like in the second photo not the larger hanging ones.
They can never be as perfect as seen on Martha Stewart, but I was happy
 with them.  I can't wait to see what they look like a night.
Back Door Bats
Front Door Bats

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paper Mache Jack O Lanterns - Halloween Project

Our attempt at Paper Mache...
We started with balloons, flour, water, craft glue, newspaper and a variety of orange paints.

My 5 year old was in charge of all the gross stuff - mixing and dipping the newpaper in the flour mixture.
We hung them on the clothesline.  It was a breezy, sunny day so it didn't take long to dry.

Then the fun part - popping the balloon!
Both of the boys had a blast painting...
Final product.  I think they did a pretty good job.  They kinda of look like the vintage paper mache candy containers.  All I can say is they had a lot of fun.