Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Craft Time at the pig pen

Not that I have a lot of spare time as a full-time working momma and a Real Farmwife of America, but in the spare time that I do have, I try to do as much as I can.  One of the organizations that I belong to is Extension Homemakers.  This is a nation-wide organization.  In our state it is facilitated by the Extension Service through Purdue University who also facilitates all 4-H activities.  

When I married The Farmer, I joined his mother's club.  (This made my Gramma very happy as she had been a very active member in the county where I grew up.)  The members of our club range from age 33 to 80 so there are a lot of good stories and memories shared by our members at our meetings and we always have fun.  Our club is very big on community service and we are always doing something to give back to others.  

Any way at our last meeting, my mother-in-law and I decided to do a craft lesson for all of members.  After seeing it on Katie at On the Banks of Squaw Creek's blog, we decided to have everyone make a toilet paper pumpkin.  I had never seen these before Katie's blog, but they are super cute and super easy to make so be sure to check it out.  You can make these pumpkins as simple or fancy as you want, so it was the perfect craft for our club.  

Now we always have some kids running around during our meeting including my 3 so we decided to take a craft for the kids to do ... wedding bell ghosts.  We found this is some magazine, but I can't remember which one so I'm sorry I can't link you to their website, but basically you need white tissue paper wedding bells, black construction paper, cheesecloth, and glue.

After assembling each bell, you cut out 2 eyes and a mouth with the black construction paper.

Then glue them to the bell.

Then take a piece of cheesecloth and run the string at the top of the bell through the cheesecloth.

Now you have the perfect Halloween ghost.



The Girl Creative



  1. I have to admit, I didn't think Extension Homemakers had any members until the age of 50. You are so involved Heather - I don't know how you do it all! :)

  2. Love the ghosts!
    And loved the idea of the pumpkins on Katie's blog too!

  3. Both are very cute and crafty! So glad to see your kids could partake in the crafts as well. Looks like they are getting all set for Halloween.

  4. Love the pumpkin idea! I have been meaning to make some!!!


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