Generous me. Overly generous me. Always helping the grandkids make cute seasonal decorations only to send them home as gifts for their parents. Enough already! This time I made something for myself....and kept it!
I LOVE it!
My trendy pennant garland is really just a string of flags that feature the artwork of all six grandchildren. Yes, even five month old Kaylee! It's expandable, so every year I'll add six (or more!) pieces until it not only wraps all the way around my house, but becomes a growing gallery of each child's advancing skill.
The three youngest kids provided little ghostly footprints.
Once pieces were gathered, pennants were made of Halloween scrapbook paper. Artwork dictated the size and shape of each mix-and-match unit, sometimes even breaking the frame. Corner holes were punched, flags were arranged and tied together with raffia, and the end result became this grandma's most cherished decoration........
If you'd like one too - but your grandkids live far away - mail them a little box of art supplies, suggested activities, and a self addressed envelope. Then wait for your friendly mailman to deliver your own collection of treats!
Last year I posted a marathon of Halloween projects that everyone seemed to like. Here are the links to them all........
Spooky Theater and Ghost Sock Puppets
This lightweight, portable play stage is a concoction of cardboard boxes and wrapping paper tubes. There's a step-by-step tutorial included, along with directions for making dollar store sock ghost puppets.
Mason Jar Monsters
All in one - fork, napkin, food, and goofy eyeballs to watch your kids devour it all!
Fabric scraps and iron-on application - that's it!
Seat paper mache monster guests around your Halloween table. These are big enough to be "human." A crazy good time had by all!
The time to print little hands is before they become too big to bounce out of a cheerfully matted frame. Perfect gift!
Streamers, cardboard, paper scraps, glue and craft punches make a lively colony of seasonal, breeze-activated merry-makers!
Paper Mache Ghost
Last week's post - an easy, fun way to introduce paper sculpting to children.
Bring the season to a happy conclusion with a family party full of food, fun, and pumpkin-picking.