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Monday, October 31, 2011

Craft Time : Lantern Pumpkins


My mom made these cute little lanterns with the girls on Saturday.
Apply masking tape to the glass jar for the face.
Paint the jar orange...
Let the paint dry.
Remove the tape.
Place a tea light inside the jar... 
The girls with their actual Jack-O-Lanterns... 


Happy Halloween!!!!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Craft Time: Witch Hat Cookies...

Only 1 more day until Halloween.

And only 2 more days until the unofficial beginning of my holiday season!

B had fall break on Friday so we make Witch Hat Cookies in the morning.

First you have to take to foil wrapper off the Hershey Kisses...
I think this may have been their favorite part.
Maybe it was because they would take the wrapper off of one then eat one... 

Next, lay Fudge Stripe Cookies chocolate side up on a flat surface and put a thin circle of orange icing around the hole in the middle... 
Place a Hershey Kiss on top of the icing... 

Simple as that!... 
Now you have yummy little Witch Hat Cookies!... 
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tombstone Treats..


Today I am posting the same thing I posted 2 years ago.
My goodness how time flies!
It seems like just yesterday!
 Enjoy!
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B and I made these fun little desserts today. They were super easy.

You will need:

2 small packages chocolate instant pudding

milk

Chocolate filled Milano cookies

Black icing

6 oreo cookies

candy corn...or other halloween treat.

Mix the pudding according to directions. Pour in glasses.(we used orange juice glasses) Chill for 30-45 min.

Crush oreo cookies.

Place tombstone in pudding.

Place cookie crumbs over pudding.

Serve and enjoy.

The yellow think next to the tombstone is candy corn. It isn't supposed to be pushed in that far, but B thought it needed to be completely covered to grow. Pure farm girl.


B couldn't wait to snatch this yummy treat...She was a bit upsit that she had to wait until after lunch.





Friday, October 28, 2011

Craft Time...


The other night we made a paper skeleton.

Trace the body parts onto card stock or construction paper and cut out.  You can find the pattern here.

Next, color the face, if you wish.  Make a hat, bow tie, basket for the skeleton to hold....whatever you wish... 
 With a glue stick, glue the skull to the neck...
the neck to the shoulder blades... 
the ribcage to the spine... 
and the spine to the hips... 
Do this while singing, "The hip bones connected to the leg bone......"

Poke a small hole in each shoulder using a toothpick or other sharp device... 
Use paper fasteners to connect the upper arm to the shoulders... 
Poke holes at each elbow and connect the forearm... 
Then poke holes in each forearm and connect the hands... 
Continue this process with the legs and feet.

If you don't have paper fasteners, you can just use a glue stick.

Glue the hat(optional) to the skull... 
The instructions said to use a toothpick to poke the holes.  That was probably the safer method.
If you have one of these handy dandy tools that came with a pumpkin carving kit... 
then I suggest using it!  It worked perfectly!  Of course, adults only should use it.  It's not meant for little hands.  That's my disclosure.  Thank you!


The finished project... 

Silly girls... 
Oh this little guy makes me smile... 
I think it's the hat!... 

He may be a permanent member in our house I love it so much!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Craft Time...


Only 4 more days until Halloween! 
Are you excited?
Are you like me and Halloween isn't your favorite holiday?
Don't get me wrong.  I enjoy it for the girls.  I make it fun, but I am more of a Thanksgiving and Christmas girl.  I like seeing the girls' faces light up when they put on their costume or  come home and take inventory of all their goodies, but I look forward to the day after Halloween because on November 1st, the holiday season begins, for me.
I will start listening to Christmas music which drives Brad CRAZY!  The girls and I will start creating our Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts and I will, inevitably, start my Christmas shopping.

So, in celebration of my not-so-favorite holiday, I will be sharing a Halloween activity with you from now until Halloween.

The other day the girls made pumpkin sun catchers.  This past winter we made mitten sun catchers.  Being the creative person that I am, I came up with the idea of making these.  Aren't you impressed? ;0)

Draw a pumpkin on an orange piece of construction paper.  Cut it out.  Then cut the middle out of the pumpkin.

Lay the pumpkin onto a piece of contact paper, sticky side up...

Cut squares out of tissue paper.  You can use any color you choose, but we used yellow and orange.  I wish I would have bought black so we could make faces.  Oh well... 
Stick the tissue paper to the contact paper inside the pumpkin... 




Layer another sheet of contact paper on top.  Trim the edges.  Punch a hole in the top and tie a piece of yarn or ribbon through it.

Ta Da... 

Thanks goodness for photoshop!  My windows were dirtier than I thought! 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday-Happenings...

Just a quick Wordish Wednesday post to update everyone on some fun things that have been going on around here.  The rain we were supposed to get today is holding off until tonight so that means another busy day in the fields.

Mel is starting to practice writing.  B was helping her one lazy Sunday morning...

Coloring with Great Grandma and Tucker... 
Naptime with Cousin T... 
Bath, jammies, and a movie.  What more could one want?... 
Today is hat day at school.  B had a hard time deciding, but she finally picked her pink Case IH hat... 
Mamma's got big shoes to fill... 
Mel in her "Hef Jammies".  They remind us of the silk pajamas that Hugh Hefner is always wearing.  Plus, she prefers to wear them unbuttoned which adds to the look!... 
Papaw Tom is such a good sport.. 
He let Mel paint his nails... 

Now, since it's not raining, I'm off to go mow the barn lot....

Happy Wednesday!


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