Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall craftiness

We have been feeling all sorts of crafty over here lately.  Here's a quick recap of what we've been craftin'...
Wax dipped leaves.  We took a quick walk through our 'hood to collect leaves and then we dipped them in melted paraffin wax so that they won't get dried up.  Waxing them was fun (Poppy especially loved doing that) but stringing them up was a pain.  

Next up is our monster garland.  I did most of the cutting and Poppy did the gluing and we both love the way it turned out!  Idea from here.

 We made our famous caramel chocolate apples.  I love that Poppy can really help make these now, and she loves being able to tell everyone that she made them.  We give these to all of her teachers and we bring them as treats to any Halloween parties we go to.  Recipe for the best caramel can be found here.


 I got out the acrylic paints and Poppy and I went to town on a few small pumpkins.  Super fun!

And then for tonight's dinner, we had Jack-o-lantern pie (aka chicken pot pie).  Kinda gross, kinda cute, right?  Poppy loved it.  (Well she loved the way it looked, but she didn't love having to eat the veggies that were in it, of course.)  And I'm so bummed that I forgot to snap a pic of the mummy dogs I made for lunch yesterday!


4 comments:

dana said...

Amanda, I LOVE your craftiness and am envious that I don't have it. I would love to make those chocolate/caramel apples -- Rosie's 13th birthday party is this weekend. Do you just add chocolate to the caramel recipe?

Michelle said...

Seriously girl, you are like Martha Stewart crafty crazie any more. Poppy and Sam are very lucky ;)

Krista said...

crafty indeed! loving those leaves - and the pot pie - brilliant!

Christine said...

Wow! I am IMPRESSED!!!

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