Saturday, September 23, 2006

The October Projects are here!

Here are the Kids Projects
Kids project #1 -- Halloween Tote Bag. All this project takes is a little glue for the felt pieces. One thing I liked a lot was the option on the instructions to make a "girl" tote bag by putting the bow on the top, and a "boy" by placing it like a bow tie. This little bag is perfect for Halloween events where your trick or treater might get small amounts of candy (we do a great event every year at our local library). No reason to lug around a big bucket!

Kids Project #2 -- Light up necklace

I love this project because kids can wear this necklace along with their costume without it looking too out of place. It's easy to turn the light up components on and off very easily. One note on the instructions... it says to thread the cord through the light up piece, which is VERY difficult to do. This piece actually snaps apart and then back together, which will let you place the cord inside really easily.

Kids Project #3 -- "Boo" Banner

A great decoration for Halloween time!

Kids Project # 4 -- Felt Pumpkin

I really love projects like this that give kids a chance to try their hand at something new, like sewing. This simple project has pre-punched holes in the felt, that your child can easily lace up using the enclosed plastic needle. One fun thing I liked a lot was that although you start out with what looks like just an orange square pillow, the Pumpkin takes shape very easily, and is a lot of fun to make.

Kids Project #5 -- Pumpkin Decorating Kit

I love this project! These great adhesive foam pieces adhere right to your pumpkin, which means you can decorate your pumpkin and leave it on display for ages! We have several of the kits you can use to print and create really amazing designs on a Jack O'Latern, but it is always disappointing to see how quickly the pumpkin disintegrates after it has been carved. Not doing pumpkins this year? These would also be fun on construction paper, or have your child paint a paper plate orange and decorate it with these instead!

Here are this month's Toddler Kits
Toddler Kit #1 -- Paper Plate Spider or Ghost
These projects are very simple and fun, and will make a great Halloween decoration! Please note, each child will get either the spider or the ghost, not both.

Toddler Project # 2 -- Halloween Door Hanger

Stickers are always popular with our youngest members, so this month they are getting several sticker projects. I liked this one a lot, and your child will enjoy hanging it on their door.

Toddler Project #3 -- 3D Haunted House

I love this project because then end result is pretty elaborate, but its really very simple for your child to do. They will probaby need help locking the two pieces of cardboard together, but then they can have lots of fun decorating this spooky haunted house with all the stickers included.

Your child will also be getting a set of Halloween themed Cardstock stickers this month. They are very cute! Enjoy!