We all have skeletons in our closet, but in our home they also glow in the dark! Let your child make their own skeleton in the closet with just a couple of items!
Not long ago I finished a box of fruit tea and Tristan said we should ‘do a craft’ with it. So I put the box aside, and when we took out our Halloween decorations I came up with just the idea for him.
To start with Tristan painted the box in black. I know this black dries more of a grey colour, and I’m not too happy about that, but until the paint is gone I won’t buy another bottle of a different brand, so we just have to live with it…It took two coats to nicely cover the box as the outside of the box was a bit smooth with the brand writing on it.
That was it for the ‘creative’ part of this project.
Next we dug into some things shipped over from Canada when I married my husband (as opposed to someone not my husband!), and we decided to stay here for a little while. The skeleton parts are extra bits from two sets of glow-in-the-dark build-a-skeleton Mom had around her house when my nephew was young. There’s still one complete skeleton, but the other is a few bones short of a functioning body, so this is a good use for them.
This glow-in-the-dark ghost must be over 35 years old, and still glowing strong. I remember my little sister and I each having one (they originally came with a tube of chap stick from Avon inside it). We used to take them with us when we went camping in the Canadian Rockies. We had them sitting on the dashboard of the van absorbing the sunlight, and amazing us when we went through avalanche tunnels and they glowed brightly. We used them as finger puppets, and now our children use them as well to carry on the tradition. I wonder if they will still be around for our grandchildren to use?
Do you have any Halloween memories from your childhood?
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