I also wanted to make a new decoration for the front door, since my wreath was slightly too large, and getting smashed by the storm door a little more each year. So Ben helped me make this fun coffin, and I really like the way it turned out. I do think it could maybe still use a bow or something at the top.
Here is the styrofoam vampire I painted with my mom. I like it fine, but still think it's a little off. Maybe too clean looking. I might dirty it up a bit for next year.
After my mom went home, we let the girls paint/carve their pumpkins. They had a good time. I'm still waiting for someone to want to use the painting stencils that we bought on clearance a few years ago. But they always want to go with their own creative ideas.
Kara and Kiersten carved, and Evie wanted to paint. At least she wanted to paint a base coat, and then order me around about the details.
I painted on the outlines for the face, and she filled them in, I thought some of her color choices were odd, but it looked cute in the end. She also did a lot of the hair herself after I showed her how to do the swirls with a tiny paint brush. She wanted her witch to be ugly, but not hideous.
On the back she wanted to do a kitty. She insisted on the little magic hat. I tried to talk her out of doing that. But it looked cute in the end. Every day after school she went out to switch it around so a different face was showing.
Kara never wants much help, and really doesn't need it either.
Ben helped Kiersten use a drill for her design. It looked really cute close up, but was hard to see from very far away. It was 3 flowers. It did help when it was lit up.
Kara carved the symbol from "Fairy Tale", an anime that all the girls like to watch.
I decided to make the girls trick or treat bags to match their Pokemon costumes. These were so fun and easy. I just used felt and a sharpie. I was tempted to get crazy with lace or tulle, but was glad that I reined myself in. They turned out as they should.
Jiggly Puff was my favorite. Partially because it was the easiest, but I also just love his cute squishy face.
Pikachu was not hard either. Pretty quick and simple.
Squirtle took the most work, but was still not bad. I printed out a picture, then cut all the pieces out of felt, and glued it all together just like a puzzle. I loved how they turned out.