what to do on a rainy evening with stained shirts

11:58:00 AM

Tuesday evening all planned--outside yard work. The garden needs clean-up, lawn needs mowing and trimming and weed killing, sprinklers need fixing, plants need planting. You can tell we had our work cut out for us.

Well apparently we forgot to see if the weather would cooperate. It said, "No way are you coming out here tonight!" So instead of doing the other work that needed to be done (the whole inside of the house), I pulled out a couple of stained shirts, freezer paper, paint and brushes. The kids choose their jack-o-lantern designs--"I want him to have a moostache!"-- and we went to work.

I let the kids paint the orange part of the pumpkins (4 yr old--good idea, 2 yr old--not the best) and we let them dry. Even Rob got in on it by trying out a splatter pumpkin on one of his old shirts. (Coolest idea ever, but because he crafts very little, the execution was not as he would have liked. We'll see if he tries to fix it.)

You can see how happy Rose was this morning.

We worked on another Halloween project (to come) and put the kids to bed. I finished the faces the next morning and they...ahem...Jack was so pleased to wear it.

Have you ever worked with freezer paper? I, um, love it.

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  1. Oh my goodness, Rosie's face! Jack and Rose and the pumpkins are so cute!

  2. i totally love freezer paper! so easy and fun


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