Monday, September 24, 2012

How to Make a Halloween Wreath-With Kids

One of my son's biggest motivators are the holidays.  Most holidays but especially Halloween.  I think it's because it kicks off a bunch of the biggies for us.  This weekend he finally asked to go to the pumpkin patch.  Every year, each weekend in October we visit one...or two depending on the weather.  Since it is only September I wanted to hold him off a bit.  He asked to go to the movies but the Halloween ones aren't playing yet so we went on a quest.  A quest to find and look and play with every single Halloween decoration on the face of the earth!!  He loved it. 

Decorating for holidays is extremely fun for him.  Like I said, HUGE motivator.  After we went to the sixth place to look and play with the decorations, we went to Michael's.  Not knowing what we'd make we settled on making wreaths for the front doors.  Easy and fun to do!  Here's what we bought.

supplies
 
An 18" wreath frame.
9' of Halloween garland.  He picked out the pumpkins but they had bats, ghosts, skeletons.
Pipe cleaners.
Anything extra to make it 'scary'.  He chose spiders, skeletons and glow-in-the-dark mice.


Attach the 9' garland to the wreath.  It wrapped around 2x.

Attach the 'extras' for the scary effect. Place on the door!!


Attach with pipe cleaners or
 wire underneath frame.


Hooked right onto the doors
because of the wire frame.













This was so easy and the kids had lots of fun helping.  So much fun in fact that he took extra pipe cleaners and made a Dracula tree all by himself.  Love my boy!! 

His very own Dracula Tree.

2 comments:

  1. I'm so showing Kaden this dracula tree.....He would love doing this! Great wreath, we are going to Michaels in the morning to get some Halloween crafts.....so this will be on the top of my list for sure. Thanks!

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  2. Woww....really nice one. Thank you for sharing. I think people should go through it. Thank you for sharing.

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