Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Little Monsters

Okay, so Martha Stewart I am not. 'Cause I'm guessing she wouldn't be caught dead decorating for Halloween with pipe cleaners and googley eyes. But, then again she doesn't have a 2-year-old and 4-year-old to decorate with, does she? So, geez, stop being all judgy Martha. We can't all be super human creative geniuses.

(P.S. Martha, you're still my hero so give me a call sometime. I'll introduce you to a whole new world with pipe cleaners. I'm just sayin'.)

Anyways, we got bored last weekend and decided to make use of these funky gourds we bought at the pumpkin patch last week. I had a million cool ideas that I found in a certain someone's awesome Halloween magazine, but my girls are a little behind in the carving skills department so we opted for something a little more preschool.

So, cue the googley eyes. We let the girls use q-tips, Elmer's glue, pipe cleaners, and eyes to make these bumpy, crazy gourds into bumpy, crazy monsters.

I'd give you a how to, but it's pretty self-explanatory so I won't insult your intelligence. But, if you're looking for a fun and easy way to let kids make some unscary Halloween monsters this might be right up your alley.


Ashley @ said...

So cute! We are going to buy our "punkins" this weekend. We will have to stop by Hobby Lobby to get googly eyes and pipe cleaners too.

Peanut said...

Very cute! I like the idea of using q-tips for the glue... I'd never thought about that!

Anonymous said...

If you like to talk to tomatoes,
If a squash can makes you smile,
If you like to waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce aisle -
Have we got a show for you!


chanelireli said...

I think they are ADORABLE!!!

SarahHub said...

Martha herself would love these! Too cute!

Rachel said...

You are so FUNNY! I loved this post. If you do get a call from Martha Stewart send her my way.
I also LOVED the gourd with 6 eyes and the pink and purple pipe cleaners. That must be a girl monster gourd. She's beautiful?