Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Costumes!

Halloween Costumes!!

Here's a costume I literally whipped up tonight in a couple hours.
Its for my friends little boy. He is 5 months old.

Originally I wanted to make him a football costume. But I couldn't find any dark brown baby clothes locally that I could use. I was trying to make this without spending much or taking a long time to make.

So I picked up a white onesie and thought about it for a while. I really wanted to do an animal so I googled white animals.
HA! Duh....Zebras!

So everything is made out of felt except the mane is made out of a black furry fabric that I had.
I sewed the hat, the ears, mane, & tail. I hot glued all the stripes, eyes & nose.

It was pretty simple...and FUN to make!

I thought that he could wear it with some white bottoms under the onesie and black socks. Simple enough!

I looks so cute in person! My husband was impressed =)
Too bad I don't have a baby to model it for you. But I will be seeing him this weekend so I will get some photos of an actual child wearing it...and post later!

Don't forget the Cheese costume I whipped up in a half hour for my nephew from this post!

Here is my husband and my costumes from last year!

I was Snow White and he was Prince Charming.
I bought my costume, but made his.
Oh and I found some heels on clearance that I spray painted gold and glitterfied them!

Wait until you see our costumes from this year!


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Art Day with the "kids"!

I started something new.
I am trying to have an "Art Day" with my niece and nephews at least once a month.
Yes its not like their little kids...but 11, 15, 17, & 26 year olds still know how to have fun...with arts & crafts!

Todays agenda:
-Jolly Rancher Lollipops
-Find it/Eye Spy Bottle Game
-Impromptu Halloween Costume

Now let me explain it all....

Here is what is left of the Jolly Rancher Lollipops. I found the recipe at The Decorated Cookie.
We baked ours for 7 minutes (instead of 6) @ 275 degrees. Let them cool for about 10 before wrapping them.
"It's so tasty TOO! Just like candy!"
(where does this quote come from?? come on, old tv show)

Here is our Impromptu Cheese Halloween Costume. My nephew said he has always wanted to be a piece of cheese for Halloween.
So....we had a half hour left...with 4 people (my self, newphew, niece, & sister)....we whipped up a piece of "orange swiss cheese....with a mouse" (the requirements of an 11 year old)
Not too bad, I have to cost $2.15.
I had most of the items...just had to get some yellow poster board. We would of painted it but we were on a time crunch.
We hot glued everything...and I used yellow bias tape for the glued of course!
Didn't have time to make a used a cat toy instead.

Here are our Find it/Eye Spy bottle games that we made!
Found the instructions here @ Pink & Green Mama.
I dyed the rice the night before since it had to dry overnight...the instructions are here at the same place.
They selected what they wanted in their bottles.
We used:
buttons, saftey pins, fish toys, q-tips, dice, pennies, erasers, rhinestones, beads, feathers, scraps of fabric, fake flowers, mini clothespins, pom poms, and sea shells.

We made lists and took photos of the items before putting them in the bottles with the rice and hot glued the covers on.
Great travel game and sitting on the couch with friends game.

You can just search for the items, or give yourself 60 seconds to see how much you find, or find everything in one color, or find things alphabetically.
So many ways!

FINALLY....we made Slime, or Goo, or Gak, or Obleck, or "Silly Putty"
Whatever you want to call was FUN!

All it is:
food coloring

It was like a science experiment.

It worked a lot better when you poured a little corn starch...a little water....few drops of food coloring....then add more if needed. We mixed it all in ziplock bags then put in seal able containers.

Beware...its kinda messy...but easy to clean up. Wipes up...vacuums up too.

Its a solid AND a liquid! HOW COOL?!

They had a ball and couldn't get over it. ( either! shhh)
Can you tell from the photos???

Ahhh....what a FUN day!
Now to plan next months activities!


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Halloween Rag Wreath

A little Halloween Wreath I made the other night.
This is my first EVER Rag wreath. Its little. About 12".
I made it out of an embroidery hoop, strips of fabric tied on and some ribbon.
Simple. Easy. Halloween-y.
I like it.

(I found a magnetic wreath holder at Walmart)
(I didn't take any other photos of my door, because I live in an apartment and there is nothing else outside my door. That is why I made this wreath!)

Thats it for now. I'm working on some pillows for my living room. I'll post soon!


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