Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween 'Treat' for the teachers

I was almost positive that Bugs teachers might appreciate something different then the ghost bubbles we made for her friends so here is what I found...(Once again Pinterest to the rescue!)

Mummy Candle Jars

These were SO easy....we made all 3 in 10 minutes max!! 

All you need is the jar, googly eyes, gauze and craft glue/ mod podge (make sure it dries clear)...

Simply cover the jar in a thin layer of glue and begin wrapping the gauze around the jar until the whole jar is covered. 

Be sure to secure the end of the gauze so it doesn't come undone! 

Use the same glue and glue the eyes on to the gauze. 

Then leave to dry!! 


In order for Bug to be able to help me I found it easiest to put my hand in the top of the jar and then a couple fingers on the bottom and spin the jar allowing Bug to guide the gauze (after I have started the gauze) so that it covers all the glue....I then had her point to where she would like the eyes placed and I added glue there and let her put the eyes on top of the glue! 

These work perfect with Tea Lights in these!!! :)


* Original idea found HERE

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween 'Treat' For School

As you might remember I was on the search for something for Bug to take to school for her friends that was a non-food item!

Well, after thinking long and hard here it is....we made ghosts!!

The materials needed for this are super simple!! Cheap bubbles, tape, string or ribbon, scissors, cotton balls and tissue paper. We chose sparkly tissue paper but any color works! You will also need a permanent marker (sorry that isn't pictured!!)

Take 1 bottle of bubbles and roll a piece of tape like this

Have your little one place the rolled piece of tape on the top of the bubbles

Take a cotton ball and have your little one 'puff' the cotton ball and place on top of the tape on the lid of the bubbles 

You will need to place another piece of rolled tape on top of the first cotton ball and fluff another cotton ball and place it on top of the second piece of tape

Take 1 piece of tissue paper and fold it in half length-wise placing the bubbles in the middle of the sheet

Fold the tissue paper around the bubbles container...using the string or ribbon tie the tissue paper tightly around the bottle

Have your little one (if they are old enough) draw the face on the ghost using the permanent marker


14 Ghosts ready to go for the Halloween party in a few weeks :)
(All done in 20 min)

What do you and your little ones send to school?? Leave your ideas in the comments!!

Let's try this again....

If you remember a couple weeks ago I had posted that I was really excited to start working on the 'treat' for Bugs friends for Halloween....

Well, the excitement quickly faded when I tried not once, not twice but THREE times to get it to work!!!

My original idea was to make pumpkin shaped crayons and give a few to each of her friends...cute right? 

It isn't so cute when you buy the wrong molds and there are pieces of the mold stuck to the crayons...anyways, lesson learned. So off I went to find another idea....

With just 2 weeks left before Bug needed something for dance class I was racking my brain trying to figure out what else we could do that wasn't sending food. 

I sat and thought I really don't know what to, off to Pinterest I went!! I found a really cute idea to use glow sticks HERE  :) SO excited!!!

I will post pictures once we get them made!!!