Today my wonderful guys made me some spooky homemade birthday chocolate cupcakes. Let me start by saying Daddy has never baked anything and after tasting these delicious cupcakes you would've never known. Yum!!! They were so cute in the kitchen and made a great team. I love my boys.
I have some little candy molds of skulls and bats and I made some so Biggs job was to add them after daddy frosted!
Biggs loved his cupcakes and so did I, thank you baby.
All over the internet are these adorable little ghost jars so I thought we would try to make some of our own. A lot of the posts I've seen are mason jar ghosts which are cute but expensive (not really but I mean when I have jars in cupboards and the fridge why buy jars) I recycled mine, I knew I wanted to use them for something so I have been saving one every couple of weeks. Anywhooo! Here it is...
Start with a jar...
turn it over and wait for paint to fall...
get impatient so roll it around in a box like a madman and finally...
just paint the darn thing!!!
This one I used glow in the dark mod podge and white paint I put a few drops of water so that when Biggs rolled it in the box it spread really fast. For the sweet little face we used Biggs thumb and spread it around!
With the little orange Jack O Lantern one I did glow in the dark mod podge first then some orange paint that way, it glows in the dark! These are so cute and you can put a real candle, fake candle, or LED light! Biggs loves glow in the dark everything so I know where these are going tonight! :-)
Today we had such a fun day visiting with our Auntie Lynn and Uncle Chris they drove down to have some early birthday and halloween fun with us! Thank you for all of our gifts and a wonderful visit.
After dinner and cake and all the hoopla we got busy with a spooky fun project fit for fall and halloween. I have been waiting to try some glow experiments for a while and we have just begun! I have seen other people do glow activities, a lot of time I see them using highlighter markers to make blacklight reactive activities, or people cut open glow bracelets/necklaces etc... I don't recommend any of that since it's not the healthiest thing to do. I found out that tonic water glows under a blacklight and it's super cheap and awesome, you can also make kid friendly glow drinks too! So I took some water beads (don't recommend for children who are still putting things in their mouth) and instead of soaking them in plain ole water I soaked them in Tonic water! This is the result! Some blacklight reactive water beads, oh yeah!
So, you don't have to have a spooky skeleton but it def adds some fun!
Biggs can look pretty spooky too!
I can't wait to try this for so many other things. If you have a little one who puts things in their mouth then try soaking some rice or pasta or tapioca balls. We are going to try everything!!! Check next time for our spooky glow experiments!
A few notes:
Tonic water is made with sugar so it is sticky so be prepared for tub time after or rinse the water beads before play. If you rinse though be careful not to get them in your drain I used a container and a colander and ran some water through a couple times. Okay, have fun!
We had a spooky lunch today. Biggs helped make some creepy, crawly, green caterpillars. They were delicious! I had seen it on pinterest and it came from this blog http://thepinklab.blogspot.com/2013/09/halloween-foodstuffed-caterpillars.html Thanks for the inspiration pink lab. In the original recipe it is crescent rolls, mozzarella cheese, and painted with green melted butter. We added some tomato sauce so they were more like pizza rolls.
Tomorrow is Bigg's cousin Lucy's birthday! Woo hoo happy 4th lil one! She is having a princess/tea party and so we made some tea cups for the veggies and dip. Biggs made little finger petal flowers. Just dip a finger into some paint and dot, dot, dot!
He was so proud of his cups that he told me to get the camera and take pictures.