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OOF. Halloween is a LOT of work. Fun work. But a LOT of work.
One of the reasons we chose caroline’e preschool is because of their extracurricular activities. Each month we have a home project as well as a school event to help out with. The Halloween event involves little “trick or treat houses” that are set up during the evening fall fest. Parents take boxes home & decorate them, and then the teachers each stand by one and give out candy, with the kids playing in the houses to make it extra fun. They are all different & so cute! I wasn’t sure if I could find the time to make one but the “calling all creative parents…” sign left me feeling guilty so I took one home.
It’s actually a LazyBoy Recliner box (call any store that carries them! I bet they will give you one for free!), that I painted and mod podged and glittered up. caroline picked the little mermaid theme, and we went with it. She LOVES the thing and I hope it is a hit at school, too! My goal was to spend ZERO dollars and use only supplies that I had around the house to make it. The base coat was two reject colors from my armoire, just two tester tubs from Lowe’s. Then I dug out my old art supplies that I still had from college and made decent use of my art minor. Ha. I used mod podge to apply tissue paper to break up the turquoise and then just free handed everything else. I mod podged some more at the end (some of it isn’t dry in the pictures above) and added a bunch of glitter that we had laying around. It’d be a really fun playroom project, even one the kids could do if you let them have at it with paint! :) So fun! & (the best part) FREE!!
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