I LOVE decorating for fall and Halloween, but this year that just hasn't been in the cards. We are still deciding on the placement of our furniture and the seasonal decor totes are in the garage. I'm not bringing another box inside to unpack until the ones I already have here are finished!
Earlier in the week, I dropped Dallin off at Cub Scouts and had an hour to burn with the other kids. I decided to see what we could accomplish in the way of some quick Halloween decor and here is what we did! We called it a "Bat Attack".
I love the bats that MADE does every year, so we just copied those. You can find a template here. Since we haven't decided where to put our frames and artwork yet, we have a nice empty wall in the great room! I folded cardstock sheets in quarters and was able to cut out 2 bats out at a time on the fold. I made a few of them smaller. Then I scotch taped them to the wall. We were done in less than 45 minutes. Not bad!
Kaylee was so excited about it all that she decided to make her own Halloween decor. She made some bats and hearts to add to the wall and asked that I take a picture of her doing so. Cute.
Halloween is just about a week away, but I guess it's better late than never!
And since we are on the topic of Halloween.... these glow stick lanterns are super fun to make and would be great to line your driveway to guide those little Trick-or-Treaters to your door! My kids love these, and while they only glow bright for 1 night, they will continue to lightly glow in the dark for a couple of days!
Simply fill a small jar with water and then cut open a full size glow stick and pour it in! I haven't tried these with the smaller ones from the dollar store. I'd imagine you'd need a bunch to get the same brighness as one of the thick ones. Break the stick first to activate it and be careful while pouring out the contents. I used some kitchen shears to cut the top off of the glow stick which was a bit tedious, but worked. Gently swish around the water (but do NOT shake) and you're set!