Share The Love Sunday this week is all about Halloween DIY (do it yourself) projects. I hope you find some Halloween crafty things you like in this collection. I am really excited about Halloween this year because Tiny-Small is. I mean, she’s going through costume options like a theater major getting ready for her first, professional audition. It’s a mad house around here I tell ya!
I am going to start with this ghost Tiny-Small and I made. See it above in the picture? We got the idea from a craft book that I have had for about 14 years now. Wow. I am getting old. Like I might have been around when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, but I am so old I can’t even remember. Anyway, we made this ghost with some starch and white fabric. If you want the rest of the directions and supply list, you’ll have to buy the book. Don’t blame me. I didn’t make the copyright laws, I just try to follow them the best I can. The book is: Incredibly Awesome Crafts for Kids. That is an affiliate link, but since you can buy the book for one penny I am not sure it even counts. How can they give me 4% of one cent? That’s like magic math to me. My dreams of getting rich are fading fast in the Amazon affiliate light.
Next up: Make some super cool milk jug ghosts to light a path to your house. We live so far out in the boondocks that we don’t even get Trick or Treaters so I am sharing this so I can live through you vicariously. Plus, I think it would be really fun for kids to do. Check out the blog eighteen25 and learn how to make their Spirit Jugs. Then make a couple for me.
Do you want to win the pumpkin carving contest this year? I know I do. Check out this site: Pumpkin Pile for over 100 pumpkin carving patterns to choose from. Seriously, they mean business. They’ve been carving pumpkins since 1985. For those of you old enough to remember, that’s when ” We Built This City” by Starship was blaring on the radio every 10 minutes. I was ten years old. I told you I was old.
There are so many fun and disgusting Halloween food ideas out there right now. I can barely control myself. Want to make food that makes you want to vomit just by looking at it? Or scream with glee (I know how corrupted you are)? Check out this post from last year with a list of nasty looking Halloween foods from Cute Food For Kids: 29 Creepy, Spooky, Scary, Gross and Disgusting Halloween Recipes. The title says it all, really.
Let’s talk costumes. For little blond girls, or big blond girls, or anyone (adult or child, male or female) with a blond wig, there is this brilliant idea from A Party Style: Halloween Costume Series: Coppertone Girl. Hilarious or adorable depending on how much hair you have on your face or how cherub like you are.
Or go as your favorite artist! Check out how Oh Happy Day turned some little kids into Andy Warhol, Frida, and Van Gogh in her post: Little Artist Costumes. Genius!
Got a dog? Check out this BuzzFeed dog costume extravaganza. Don’t check it out if you are hungry. All the top dogs are transformed into food. They had me at bacon: 27 DIY Costume Ideas For Your Pet.
Have a cat? Do not despair! BuzzFeed has one for cats too: 20 Cats Who Deeply Resent Their Halloween Costumes. If you dress your cat up for Halloween I hope you got vaccinated for cat scratch fever first…or just listened to the song at least, or whatever.
I am sure I will have more to say about Halloween this year, but this should be enough to get you started, right? I hope you are as excited as we are! If not, just pretend you are. That works too.