On Halloween night our neighborhood gets together for a pre-trick or treating party at my friend Sara’s house. We have lots of food and she puts together fun games for the kids. She had the kids pass around a bag of different foods and they had to eat whatever was in the bag or they were out! Some bags had things like marshmallows or candy in them but some had green olives or lemons. The kids loved it! She also had a donut eating contest.
Those two cuties below are our gypsy girls. They were so excited to be twins! Notice SARA’S daughter (on the left) is cheating…ha ha…
And here is my little spiderman. He tried so hard to get that donut. Hands behind his back, he was determined! I just noticed my hubby in the background cheering him on and my other daughter with a donut in her mouth! She probably just grabbed it off the table!
I think he worked on that thing for at least 10 minutes. Finally I snapped this picture. He wanted that donut!
After the party we end up all going out in a big group to trick or treat. Most of us just leave a big bowl of candy on the porch since we are all together. Then we end the night at our neighbor Jen’s house. You know for desserts. Since we haven’t had enough sweets.
I told Sara I would come up with a craft for the kids. The one thing that bugs me about doing halloween crafts ON halloween is that the next day is November and we are moving on to Thanksgving. I decided to make a craft that had a pumpkin on it, but could also be used for Thanksgiving. I made it very simple because I knew they would be hyper! And hyper they were. The ones that made them were cute!
I saw this from Bloesem Kids and decided they would be cute as pumpkins too!
What you’ll need:
-10×11 inch piece of burlap (or size of your choice)
-Pumpkin Stencil-cut on freezer paper (you can download my outline here)
-Brown Paint (I just used acrylic)
-Green Fabric of your choice for the leaves
-T-shirt Vinyl for ‘Happy Fall’ (optional)
I have a cricut so I used that to cut out my stencil, but you can use my pattern and trace it on freezer paper. Make sure the shiny side is on the back. Place your stencil on the burlap and iron the stencil down to the burlap so that the paint won’t get through. Take a brown pen and draw where the stem will be. Then paint the stem brown first. Tell the kiddos it’s ok to get paint on the freezer paper! And like we always tell our kids, ‘It doesn’t have to be perfect!’
Of course mine does, but that’s a different story.
Then paint the pumpkin orange and peel off the freezer paper.
Take your green fabric and cut out two leaves.
Glue them down with tacky glue.
For those of you that have a cricut machine or a silhouette then you can add a cute little saying like ‘Happy Fall’. I buy most of my vinyl from expressions vinyl because there are lots of different colors you can choose without buying a whole roll of vinyl. The t-shirt vinyl is a favorite of mine. I just cut out my saying and ironed it on.
Side Note: The silhouette machine is on my Christmas list. I know it’s on Jess’ list as well. Take note family ;) Apparently it is even more amazing than the cricut. And my family knows how much I love my cricut. We are good friends. But, I can always make room for new ones.
If you’d like to use my pumpkin template you can download it here or click on the image below. Print on 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
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