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Fall Activities: Blow Paint Monsters

Are you looking for the next big fall art project? Look no further, we have found it for you. Monsters. Because who doesn’t love a good monster art project at Halloween? This project is fun, simple, and will blow you away!

Thank you to The Seasoned Mom for the incredible inspiration, and the easiest tutorial. Blair at The Seasoned Mom knows how to occupy some kids, and still get some pretty great art out of it.  Thank you to Blair for this fun masterpiece, I cannot wait to have my kiddos make me some terrifying monsters.

For the full tutorial head on over to The Seasoned Mom. These little monsters make great decorations for halloween. They also are a great way to show off your kids creativity. While the project stays the same, the monsters can look however you want them too. So no two monsters will be the same.

So get those art supplies ready.

Paint

Paper or canvas

straws

googley eyes

glue

and markers

Then head on over to The Seasoned Mom for a step-by-step. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

Halloween Inspiration: Minecraft

Hello my name is Lacy and I am the mother of a Minecraft Maniac. Yes my life revolves around small blocks that can be turned in to things. Yes Diamond Armor means something in my household. No I have not seen ANY costumes that will satisfy, no I am NOT a huge DIY fanatic. But yes, I will be making the costume. Say it with me now, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!”

But thank goodness I am the queen of the internet. I found someone who DOES know what they are doing. And I am going to share that with YOU!

Thank you to the Mommy Mafia for helping and inept and over-promising mommy like me create a costume that will satisfy my kid. Mommy Mafia has an awesome tutorial for this awesome Diamond Armor Minecraft Steve costume. This is the BEST thing I have seen in months o looking for something to dress my kid in this halloween. I LOVE it. I cannot tell you how much I love it. Even my KID LOVES IT. That should tell you how much I love it.

The tutorial is so perfect and not that difficult to duplicate. So if you have a Minecraft maniac in your household I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. You will be glad you did. Check it out now, and be sure to check out all the other cool things that go on over at the Mommy Mafia. Or you may end up swimming with the fishes.

Fall Art Projects: Pumpkin Keepsake

Autumn brings the beginning of the holidays. During the holidays I try to slow down at home. The world gets so busy and so chaotic during holiday time, and a parent can get lost in it all. So I try to sit back and take moments to enjoy the holidays a little. How do I do this? I choose special moments of the day to be with my family. I set aside special meals, movies, activities, or crafts for us to do together for us to soak in as much “together” time as we can in the midst of the busiest seasons.

This month I found these sweet little clay pumpkin keepsake crafts to do with my kids. My kids love a good clay craft, really they love anything that lets them play with things sticky, and messy.  This simple craft was created by Nadia at Teach Me Mommy. I really loved her take on the clay handprint because it not only gave you a handprint but she also found a way to incorporate a photo.

Pumpkin Keepsake

For the full tutorial including amazing photos head on over to Teach Me Mommy now. The great thing about this sweet keepsake is that it can double as fall or Halloween decor and can be brought out every year. So in a few years, you can look back at how young and precious your kids were, and remember that sweet day you worked together to create such a fantastic memory.

I am planning to enjoy this sweet keepsake all autumn long, and I hope you will too!