Chalkboard Halloween decor – spooky village

Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
When my bff and crafting buddy came to visit a couple weeks back, I taught her how to use the jig saw. She had never used one before and she made these with ease, that’s how easy this is. You might remember my large scale Halloween town that sits behind my dining room table. I created a pattern off of them and made some table size chalkboard Halloween decor – spooky village that is just as fun and cute.

Download the pattern and print it to scale over a couple pages – the tallest house is 22″. Trace the pattern onto MDF and cut using the jigsaw.

Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
We painted the houses with chalkboard paint – however I’m thinking black glitter would also be fantastic.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
In order for the houses to stand up connect them using small hinges. One tip: when installing the hinges, space the houses apart as far as possible which will give you more movement of the hinge.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Chalkboard Halloween Town
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Chalkboard Halloween Town
Dress them up with some chalk drawings and you’re set.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village

Lego Party Ideas…

This is how a Lego party goes down at our house. Both Hallie and Hunter had helped on decor and treats the week before but when they got off the bus and saw it all put together there was a lot of excitement. Hunter exclaimed, “This is the best party ever.” I love that my six year old is as enthusiastic about parties as I am.
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats

When friends arrived they each colored a Lego mini figure. Not surprising all but one chose to make it look like Emmet or Wild Style from the Lego Movie.
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
We had a photoshoot with our Emmet photo board for each kid.

We also had each kid build a rubber band lego car. This took much longer than I expected but they were the perfect ages for the activity. We raced them and tried different sized rubber bands to see what changes it had. The thinnest rubber band gave the most favorable results!
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
This boy was on cloud nine. We took his favorite toy and mixed that with his favorite people and he was beyond happy. His friend asked if we could keep everything so he could have it for his birthday party in a couple months. Flattery from a six year old is priceless!
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats

Source List:
Lego Invites with printable
Lego photo board
Yellow Cups – draw faces with marker
Gift bags – White bags from Target (comes in pack of 8 for $4) with a yellow lego head cut out and “thanks” written on it.
Lego Candy
Bags for lego candy – 1″ x 8″
Sparkler candle – Party City
Lego Jello Mold
Yellow tablecloth roll
Happy face balloons
Blue Legos hanging above table – blue poster board with foam adhesive behind circles
Red/white checked background – wrapping paper
Duplo Legos built around cake and candle

Lego Party Invite…

Kick off your child’s birthday with a fun and memorable Lego party invite and they’re easy enough your kids can help you make them.

Lego party invite

These are about as easy and inexpensive as they come. Print off some blank lego guys (download here)
Lego party invite

Then download a lego font and type up your details. (I found LegoThick here) Connect them with a color brad and they are good to go!
Lego party invite

Find more ideas for a lego birthday party:
Lego Birthday Treats
Lego Party Ideas
Lego Guy Cut Out
Lego Costumes

2015 Young Women’s Theme; Free Printables…

This year’s theme for the Young Women/Men for our church is “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”

I’ve designed an 8.5×11 binder cover, 5×7 photos, a 24×36 poster and logos in a couple different color schemes. Feel free to use as you please. Find previous years here, here and here.

Life with Fingerprints: 2015 YW Theme; O ye that embark in the service of God - Free Printable

Download All O Ye That Embark Materials as a ZIP file
Download O Ye That Embark Aqua 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Aqua 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Gray 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Yellow 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Yellow 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Grayscale
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 1
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 2
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 3
Download O Ye That Embark Poster 24×36

Valentine day cards…Free Printables…

I love the excitement my kids have when getting their Valentine cards ready. They ask for at least two weeks before they need them and we end up doing them two days before they need them. For Hunter’s preschool class he gave them cards with glow bracelets attached, “You make my heart glow”. He meticulously signed his name on all 25 cards. He told me his hand was hurting a little over half way through. Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card, You make my heart glow Hallie already determined her valentine needed to match her gumball machine (here), naturally. She has a new obsession with writing her name in cursive and she signed every card this way. She folded every card and stapled the card to a bag of gumballs. I love when they’re fully capable to do their own projects with minimal supervision! Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card; Gumballs Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card; Gumballs Life with Fingerprints: Homemade Valentine's Day Card; Gumballs I have to admit- the gumball machine is a favorite. It’s just fun.

Here are links to the cards above.

Download Glowstick Valentine

Download Gumball Valentine