This Halloween was all about bats, ghosts and pumpkins.
I made these little lovelies (for Jessica to pass out to all her classmates - the candy corn were for Rebecca's class) from Paper-and-String's free pattern. Instead of using the brads for eyes and cheeks, I just used fabric paint that I've had for... forever. They weren't all dried out and did the trick nicely. Seriously, I've had the paint for at least 6 years or more. I don't remember buying any since Jessie was born, that's for sure.
I am the room parent for Jessica's first grade class, and for the Halloween party (oops, I mean Fall Festival) last Friday, we also decorated cookies (bought from the local grocery store - no homemade goodies in our school district) which coincidentally happened to be in the shape of ghosts, pumpkins and bats! And then the special Fright Bites tortilla chips I served were in the shape of, yep, you guessed it, bats, pumpkins and ghosts. So funny. And totally unplanned, I swear.
Everything was a huge hit, although the yarn ball thing was funny because the kids just did *not* get the fact that they had to hold on to the yarn with one hand, while rolling the ball with the other. They would just toss or roll the ball, which kind of defeats the purpose of the whole unraveling thing, you know? Anyway, they got it eventually, sort of. Maybe I should have used that one a year or two down the road...