They used the materials that I had selected for them, but within minutes they were dipping into their own stash of supplies to add to the fun. Out came the glue guns and hammer and nails.
I am a huge fan of Halloween. Not the scary, gory Halloween, but the one with the creative costumes, candy, and excellent Autumn weather. This year, Halloween snuck up on me. I mean, of course I knew it was coming. Just not that fast! I found myself stressing over what is usually my favorite day. The kids kept asking when we would put up the decorations and we hadn't even discussed costumes! A quick trip to the dollar store changed everything. These gangly skeletons were everywhere, begging to be brought home. Then I saw a large bin of skulls. My trunk was already full of pumpkins from an earlier trip to Trader Joe's. It was not the best day for a messy project, but the skeletons made me do it! Now it feels like Halloween is coming. If only the kids could commit to a costume...
Here's how it went down:
I set out the pumpkins, skulls and skeletons on the table and dug into my stash of art supplies.
Out came the colored glue that we already had, loose parts in a repurposed paint pallet, some hand-dyed wool (seriously, this is the gift that keeps on giving), and fun chalk markers. Because my art supplies are generally kept in an organized manner, it is really simple for me to pull this all together.
The kids came home and dove right in. They were psyched!