You know when you see crafts on Sounds Fun Mom they’re going to be easy ones! These totally do-able ideas come from some of my blogging friends around the country! I belong to a little group of gals who all write about very specific regions, and they’re some of my favorite cyber friends. I think you’ll agree these fun projects are super clever, and I love that they don’t require anything fancy (or expensive)!
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. The boys and I made these last year, and they looked pretty cool on our porch. I will say I couldn’t really figure out what to do with them after the big day, and eventually some slugs crawled in one, but I have a feeling that kind of thing is unique to the SFM house…….
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, you might also like this post on how to make Paper Strip Pumpkins. I won’t lie-these are a little harder, but they look super cute and could work for Thanksgiving. If you have a room mom who could cut all the paper strips, they’d be cute table decorations for your class feasts or celebrations!