Today we worked on carving/decorating our pumpkins for Halloween. The first craft we did was a Martha Stewart project called Drac-o-lanterns. The craft involves carving a mouth hole in a small pumpkin and then fitting it with plastic vampire teeth.
We had a really good time making these and they turned out so cute. We used orange pumpkins instead of the white gourds used in the example. And instead of red map tacks, I used black stick pins from my sewing kit because they stand out better. Mine is on the left and Tim's is on the right.
|Little pumpkins, big teeth.|
|The little guys look so cute decorating our front porch railing.|
|If they weren't so cute, these pumpkins would be very scary.|
Tim was nice enough to help me a lot with this one. He did most of the painting and then helped scrape off the excess from where the paint dripped underneath the painter's tape. It was a really simple craft, but they look great.
|Here's my very helpful husband spray-painting the pumpkins.|
|Here's the final product!|
I thought it looked like a really cute idea and one that we could decorate with every year as a way of remembering how little Owen's feet used to be. It was a really fun project to do and not a very hard one. Owen did really well with us painting his foot, though he is very ticklish. To make the artwork, I bought a plain canvas at Michael's and painted it black. Then we dipped Owen's right foot in white paint and used it to place three "ghosts" on the canvas. Then I used gold glitter alphabet stickers to spell out "Happy Halloween!"
|This was the best picture I could get before Owen tried to eat it.|
Tim and I are going to a party tomorrow to watch the Georgia-Florida game so I decided to make the cookies again to take with us. They are flavored with Alpine brand powdered apple cider mix and stuffed with Kraft caramels. Fresh out of the oven, the caramel is warm and gooey and the cookies taste just like a caramel apple.
|These are the first batch of cookies that I made. So good!|