BOO Signs Come to Life!

Yesterday Penny, Jude, and I tried our hand at making the BOO signs. When I went to Michaels on Tuesday I decided to have them each make their own signs and so gotten the supplies to make two signs, one for each of them. While they were watching their morning show I got everything set up. I put a plastic table cloth down that we use when painting and set out their letters, a paint brush, and a cup of paint for each of them. They were so excited when they came to the table and saw that they were going to be able to paint.



They jumped right to the task of painting. At first they only wanted to paint the tops of the letters, but with some encouragement they were able to cover pretty much the entirety of each letter in the black paint. There thankfully was no complaint about the color of paint that was provided. And as they happily painted I realized I hadn’t eaten breakfast and so treated myself to a piece of toast with farm fresh butter, my dad works for a farmer, and the pumpkin butter the kids and I made last week. I just have to say that the pumpkin butter tasted amazing still, it has a good shelf life.20141016_101427

Anyway back to the BOO signs and kids. Once they got into painting they had a lot of fun. And like I predicted they got paint on themselves… It could have been must worse. They were able to only get the paint on their bodies. Plus they had come in their pajamas so I just kept them in those for the project as a safety measure so that when Penny went to school there wouldn’t be any paint on her clothes and Jude could go to bed paint free. So once they were done painting we had a cleaning party in the bathroom cause that fact that they didn’t get any paint on their pajamas is actually incredible considering the fact of the places and in some cases the amounts of paint they did get on themselves. Luckily I was able to clean them up and then we went on a walk to get some fresh air, and spend some of their energy, to let the paint start to dry. 20141016_103309

We let the paint continue to dry while Penny was at school and Jude took his nap. After Penny got back from school and took her rest we finished up out craft. I had picked up a thing of ribbon while I was at Michaels that I had thought would look great with the black letters. What I didn’t know was there was going to be just enough ribbon to complete the difficult task at, seriously the hardest part of this project was tying those ribbons so that the letters and the bows looked good. My friend, Hannah, was there watching me tie the bows and she can attest to how much of a challenge it was. Don’t judge me until you try it yourself, those letters and pieces of ribbon did not want to be friends at first. However as you can tell by the final result they’re friends now.20141017_111445


6 thoughts on “BOO Signs Come to Life!

  1. This is such a cute craft! As I had said to you before, I give you a lot of credit for doing messy tasks with little kids. I work at a daycare myself and I used to babysit three kids all under the age of three, and anything that would leave any sort of mess behind was out of the question for me! Good job, I’m sure those little kids love having you as their nanny!


    • I have gone through times when anything messy is out of the question, but then I always realize that they’re only young once. And the messy things are usually more fun.


  2. Whoa haha that actually came out so nice! So nice that I’m contemplating making one for my parent’s home… I think my mom would love it. It’s so simplistic and cute! Great craft. They must have had a blast! 😀


  3. I was reading through your blog and you seem like an awesome nanny. Doing so many activities with the kids gives them memories that will stick with them and a great childhood experience. I think with Halloween approaching, this was a great way to get them excited. These kids are adorable and I think it is really cool that not only do you blog about crafts that others can use, but you take time to do these crafts too. Your use of pictures also helps bring the craft to life for me as I read along. I look forward to seeing more cool projects, they are adorable.


    • Thank you. I do hope that they will be able to at least look back at pictures and know all the fun we had together, if not remember. And I wanted to make sure I did all the activities I talk about because I have seen so many ideas that look great on blogs or Pinterest but are actually terrible.


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