I’m lucky enough to be part of a small collaborative group of hyperlocal bloggers. The hyper part means we all write about very specific regions-it’s not a personality thing-at least I don’t think so.
I don’t typically share a lot from their sites, because I assume you don’t really want to read about things going on in Illinois or Florida, but we decided to do a little bit of idea swapping for Halloween! I think you’ll agree with me that there is some serious cuteness going on here!
First up, check out these mummified lanterns. I know this looks very Martha, but it’s basically, “bandages,” applied with a two-step paste. You can get all the directions over at Chambanamoms.com, where Laura Weisskopf Bleill and Amy Hatch write for moms in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois. This craft and the pic are from their contributor, Sarah Dexter. Seriously, we’re making these today.
Or how about these ghosts? The “Secret ingredients,” will cost you about a buck. If you have little ones who like to get messy (and you can tolerate it), you’ll love this. This one is courtesy of Annie Tandy who writes Kids List Activities for Little Kids in the La Grange, Hinsdale, and Western Springs area of Illinois. Check out her site for the directions for this easy craft.
Finally, here’s a bite size caramel apple! If you’ve ever watched your kids try to eat a whole caramel apple, you’ll agree with me that this is genius. Pure genius. Want to make your own? You’ll find easy, peasy directions over at Kids on the Grand where Melody writes for families near the Grand Rapids area. If you have family or friends in any of these areas, I hope you’ll hook them up with these great resources.
If you enjoyed these, don’t forget to check out Tuesday’s guest post on Paper Strip Pumpkins from Erin of Simply Frugal Mom.