There is nothing like the quiet, nearly continuous conversation that goes on between children as they happily concentrate on a joint crafting project. Little nudges amongst themselves to keep everyone on the same path, or at least aiming for the same objective. A stream of words. Relevant. Not relevant. Siblings working together.
Yesterday, I set up papier mache pumpkins and orange paint on the kitchen table. They soon appeared. Excited to be doing another Halloween crafting activity. Something that they could do together. No easy task as the five year gap seems to grow and shrink on a regular basis. Continue reading
Our Halloween garland above the fireplace is taking shape. Little handmade extras appear as the days go by. This weekend, cauldrons were added. A quick and easy craft activity for all ages.
The best part was that everything we used to make them, came from my collection of pre-used junk that’s too good to throw away. Squirreled away for just the right moment. Guarded fiercely. Waiting for its day to be in the limelight once more.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who finds themselves justifying why they have a collection of little boxes and bottle tops? Jam jars and little bits of felt?
Anyway, back to the cauldrons. Want to see how we made them? Continue reading
(repost from yesterday)
I am so excited about Halloween and autumn, this year. The seasonal bug has truly bitten. I’m seeing orange everywhere I look at the moment.
The start of the decorations are up around the house already and I am making plans. Not just for All Hallows Eve. No, that seems like a missed opportunity. We’re starting early.
Celebrating the season.
All the season.
The week running up to the 31st, the children are on half term break. Instructions have been issued to get all homework done. I’m already planning lots of crafting and fun cooking for that week, as well as maybe a trip or two. Continue reading