10 Monsters for Kids

10 Halloween Monsters for Kids

Halloween Monsters! Monsters come in so many shapes and forms. Especially around Halloween. Ghosts, goblins, spiders…. they’re all monsters, aren’t they? Monsters can look like anything, made from anything, and do anything… [above, from top, left to right] 10 Halloween monsters for the kids to make, create and play with: Keep an ‘eye’ out for […]

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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]

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Foam Monster Treat Bags

  Monsters come in all shapes and sizes! That’s what’s awesome about them. They can be absolutely anything. [Perfect for little kids to make!] A square could be a face, or a flower can! It doesn’t matter at all. We made these foam monsters at Grandma’s using Creatology’s Foam Platters.   And added in googly […]

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How to Make Kid Size Scarecrows

Let the kids take part this Autumn and make their very own scarecrows, kid size! Sugarsnips shows us how to make these easy scarecrows for the season! So a few weeks ago we had multiple plumbing “issues” which resulted in not 1 or 2 or even 3 visits from the plumber but the inevitable getting the city […]

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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween!   Of course, after Henry heard that George got to play in shaving cream, he wanted to play as well. So, again, we got messy. Very, […]

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Halloween Shaving Cream Sensory Activity

A little sensory activity for George while Henry was at school! Simply just shaving cream on a baking sheet. I added food coloring in orange, red and yellow to add some color for Halloween!     George was very hesitant to touch it at first. Until he held out his hand and I squirted the […]

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Sticky Foam: A Birthday Cake in the Window

To celebrate the week before George’s birthday, Henry made a birthday cake right on the front window. We received these foam platters from Michael’s Creatology line, that come in a brightly colored shapes one, as well as a sports edition with balls, trophies and so on.     These Foamies are perfect for sticking to […]

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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

Spooky Treat Holders Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft: Spooky Treat Holders (A Candy Bag Alternative)

Please welcome Dusti, my sister-in-law. She’s posted here before [remember the awesome DIY Yarn Wrapped Wreath?], but now she has her own blog too! Check out Antidotes for Mom. She’s a real stay at home mom, with real struggles, and she’s going to change that by counteracting the poison, one day at a time! Dusti’s […]

Preschooler Drawing with Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk Drawing & Mark Making

Sidewalk chalk has never really been a hit here before. We don’t have the smoothest sidewalks or a very smooth driveway. So I’ve just never pushed it. I don’t even enjoy drawing with it on it, so why should they? [I'd prefer sidewalk paint - regular or fizzy - over the chalk.] But, we always have […]