Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DIY Monster Mash-up Rubbing plates

Looking for a neat Halloween activity for your older kids to do? 

Well, why not try making some monster rubbing plates?  Call forth your inner Frankenstein and create a bunch of monster rubbing plates out of cereal boxes and fabric paint. Then, cut your monsters up and mix and match different heads and bodies to create even more wacky creatures. 

DIY Monster Mash-Up Rubbing Plates

Pretty silly, right?  Head on over to Handmade Charlotte to get started on this spooktacular craft.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Trip to Baltimore

Hi everyone!  How was your weekend?  (Good, I hope!)

This past weekend I left hubby and Chuck to fend for themselves (eek!).  I had a mini adventure and rode the bus to visit a friend in Baltimore.  We met there while we were both college students.  I guess our goofy personalities just clicked because we're still friends ten years later.  Here are some photos from our Baltimore adventure...

Fried green tomato, avocado, egg, bacon, and cheese on pumpernickel bread... yum!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Make your own glow in the dark chalk

A couple of weeks ago Chuck and I were perusing the Halloween aisles at Target (for the bajillionth time... what can I say?  It's my favorite holiday!) and I spotted a pack of glow in the dark chalk.

Then a light bulb went off in my head.  I could buy the chalk... but it'd be more fun to try making my own.  So after tinkering around for a bit.... I came up with this result. 

Ooh!  It glows!

What what?  Yup.  They glow after you "charge" them with light.  Just doodle a design at night, shine a light on them to "charge" them, and then turn off your light.  Your doodles should glow for a bit and then you'll need to charge them again.  

To make this novelty chalk, I simply modified this homemade chalk recipe.  Instead of tempera paint, I added 3 T of glow in the dark paint to the mixture.  Here's what my chalk looked like setting up:

Have a great weekend!