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.
We painted the houses with chalkboard paint – however I’m thinking black glitter would also be fantastic.
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.
Dress them up with some chalk drawings and you’re set.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. 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! I have to admit- the gumball machine is a favorite. It’s just fun.