Friday, October 31, 2014

Disney "Cars" Family Halloween

The "Car" family took a drive down town for a little trick or treating this evening. The weather was perfect. We had a great time. 

"Cars" Family

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


We always enjoy carving pumpkins together as a family. Check out this years creations.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Easy breezy bats

Looking for that last minute Halloween decoration? These bats are so easy. I cut them out of construction paper, strung them with black string and hung them on my mantle. You could also hang them from a door frame. They swirl and spin with the slightest breeze.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Want to make the biggest Jack O Lantern ever this Halloween? House O Lanterns are an easy, low-cost decoration that makes a big impact. You only need black poster board, tissue paper and packing tape.


Friday, October 10, 2014

A Monsterous Entry

We have been growing this archway for years and its finally big enough to have a little fun with. Trick or treaters may be nervous approaching our front door this Halloween. We decorated the bushes to our entryway into a scary green monster.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Disney "Cars" Halloween Costumes

If you have a 2 year old son, you know the obsession with the movie 'Cars'. So of course that's what we're dressing up as for Halloween this year. My son is Lighting McQueen, I am Sally and my husband is Tow-mater.

The general design for the costumes is a car made out of cardboard, without a roof, and held up with suspenders. I used Elmers tri-fold display boards I bought from Staples. You could use old card board boxes, but I didn't want to fuss with creases that I could never get out, or painting over dirt and grime from shipping. Each costume varied in size, but I think for all three Halloween costumes I ended up buying 7 backer boards. The ones I choose had a traditional brown cardboard side, but the other side was white. The white side was perfect for the outside of the costume because it took paint well. I used 3 different spray paints, but outdoor rated spray paint worked the best. To hold these things together, I used masking tape and hot glue. After they were assembled, I spray painted them. That's a brief overview, there was more to it than that, so let me explain what I did for each one.

Disney Cars Halloween Costumes