Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Forray Into Halloween Crafts

You'd think with as many education classes as I've had, as much experience with children that I've had, not including my own, that I would know to double check that a craft is actually going to work before doing it! Alas, I'm too impulsive for that these days.

I had a wonderful idea for making spiders with the boys to decorate the doorway for Halloween since they seem especially excited about the holiday this year. I spent just $3 on pipecleaners, pom poms, and googly eyes yesterday, and was ready to jump in to crafting these little critters today!

Yeah.... um.... 3 & 4 year olds do NOT have the patience to wait for glue to dry....especially when the glue doesn't seem to be working too well and spider legs are falling off. OOPS!

Well I had good intentions.... unfortunately I ended up with googly eyes glued to my fingers, spider legs that were falling off, and two impatient and disappointed kiddos!

Thankfully I had an idea! I took the remaining pipe cleaners and used one long one to wrap around 4 short pieces - and they turned out to be cuter than my original idea. Glue two little eys on, they are even cuter! Unfortunately, little hands aren't googly eye-friendly and they keep coming off. I might fix that with some superglue over night ;)