Homemade Halloween Decorations

My 7-year-old really wanted to decorate for the holiday. So, although I’ve never been one for fake spiderwebs and seasonal flags and Mylar balloons, I made some concessions this year.

First, we put those fake spiderwebs all over our home’s entry.

Then we got to crafting. I bought about 15 small pieces of felt (25¢ each) at the craft store yesterday, white and black puffy fabric paint, some tacky glue, and a bag of googly eyes.  The boys and I sat at the kitchen table today for about an hour and a half cutting shapes out of felt and gluing them together. It was really fun! Asher had a hard time working the scissors, but liked the part with the glue!

Lucas made a ghost, skull, vampire bat, orange goblin, and Dracula. I made a bat, three jack-o’-lanterns, haunted house and a witch. Ian came home from work  in time to join us, and he made the light orange ghoulie in the middle. I wish I had a good picture of the piece of yellow felt that Asher completely covered with googly eyes! But such things are fleeting with a 2-year-old around. All the googly eyes ended up on the kitchen floor.

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When they are dry, I’ll thread them and hang them.

Much better than any preprinted cardboard decorations from the dollar store, I think!

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2 Responses to “Homemade Halloween Decorations”

  • Eden
    October 29, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Sara, I just wanted to say how much I love reading your journal. It’s a good break between long stretches of thesis writing. You and your family are wonderful and take such obvious joy in each other, and I love reading about it!

    just saying. 🙂

    eden

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  • Sara
    October 29, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Thank you very much, Eden! Writing here is my way of staying sane in addition to chronicling our lives together. So much of raising a family is small, unsung work that is occasionally peppered by sublime moments of triumph. I sometimes need witnesses. Thank you for reading!

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