I just realised that the post I thought I had done on Halloween is not actually here. I won’t make it a long one, but I’ll fill you in on what I did!
We had a whole series of meetings about the restructure of our Senior Management at work, which has made everyone really sad. To one of the meetings I made a massive bowl of Fall Puppy Chow using a recipe I used yonks ago, from here, at Sally’s Baking Addiction. I basically used this without the nuts. Then I added in a combination of Candy Corn, Candy Corn m&m’s and Fall m&m’s. Everyone really loved it!
Halloween Puppy Chow
We made Glue and glitter spiders webs that were from here, and I used this idea for trying to make my amazing looking pumpkins last the distance (The link isn’t working to the website, but the instructions are on the Pinterest Link).
Photo to come…my photo streaming is taking forever! 😦
We made Paint Chip Pumpkins and Frankensteins too, but those photos are at work and I will add them Monday.
Over this past week at After School Care we have started cracking out the Christmas decorations and crafts with the kids. We do it this early as we have 9.5 days of school left. Not that I am counting or anything! I always do 2-3 weeks of Christmas craft before the Christmas/Summer Vacation starts as if we don’t, the kids who don’t require care during that time miss out on all the fun.
We started by putting up all the regular decorations, tinsel, the wooden sleigh set with the fake insta-snow and christmas lights. At the moment we are using up all the craft supplies that have been hanging around since I started at the service in 2010. So thats a long time to have been sitting in the storage cupboard. To supplement this craft I found a few cute and easy things, that may involve taking more paint chips.
So far we have painted wooden tree ornaments, made ornaments with foams balls, pins and sequins, painted cotton ornaments with water colours, decorated giant reindeer heads, stars and Christmas trees, beaded Christmas trees and Christmas trees made from (you guessed it) paint chips!. As you can tell its been non-stop since we started.
Paint Chip Christmas Trees
Some interesting trees
Blinged up tree, using off cuts from the other trees
The Christmas trees are so far the only craft from Pinterest, as we get closer to the holiday there will be more though!