It’s almost Halloween, and with that decorations are starting to appear along side pumpkins. Today Jackson and I went to the Gulfarium Spooktacular for halloween festivities. Free admission for kids in costume is something that I can never say no to. C’mon who doesn’t like free or cheap when you can get it? We were able to see all the same great shows with a halloween flair, plus extra spooky activities. Between the sunken submarine you got to go on to the skeleton find it kept Jackson entertained for almost 3 hours. Jackson decided to dress up as Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and of course I painted his face at 9 am, but the time we get to the Gulfarium he is freaking out because some of it has smudged. How many times can I say do not touch your face!?! Even though we left before the costume parade (pretty glad about that one) I still think he had a great time. He was still talking about the talking pumpkins (pumpkins with a projector on them) tonight at dinner.
While we were at the Gulfarium we learned how to make a few easy Halloween crafts. One was a spider from a paper plate. The other one that I will be giving a tutorial on was a ghost. Spooky I know! This is something you can use to give your yard a little more life and hopefully won’t cost anything extra since most items are found laying around the house.
What you need:
Clean and dried empty milk jug (does’t matter what size)
Black construction paper (or a black sharpie)
Plastic bag (Walmart, Target…)
Make sure your milk jug is clean and all stickers are removed. One the base of the milk jug you will make 2 holes. Make them as close to the middle as your can. Add fishing line through the holes to be able to hang when finished.
Draw on your black construction paper a face for your ghost. We make a nice ghost but you can make it however you would like. Cut out the pieces of the face individually.
With your glue stick, glue your face onto your milk jug. Make are your jug is upside down, otherwise you will have an upside down pumpkin. If you plan on using a sharpie, just draw on the face now.
Take your milk jug lid and your plastic bag. You will place the lid inside of the plastic bag then place the lid on the jug like your normally would. If you really want to get creative, add a glow stick inside of the milk jug to make it glow.