Friday, 23 August 2013

Not too early for Halloween

                                  Happy Friday!!

or should I be saying

                     Happy Halloween!!

Well this week we had our four grand daughters over and
we did some crafting......

Let's say they did some crafting while Nana offered some help.

The girls age from 6 to 15 wanted to paint.

So I always have artist canvas on hand from the $store.

I gave them some suggestions on Halloween and they did the rest.

We set up the craft table in my sewing studio and put out the 
It's always handy to keep margarine tubs for water.

Here is what the craft table looked like.

First they drew out on their canvas what they were  going to paint..........

I went around the table and took pictures of them in action.

From the beginning to the end.

                                    Fabulous Girls!!

The next day they asked what craft can we do today.

Well out of my cupboard I pulled these Christmas decorations.

The ones that you can decorate any way you want.

They wanted to make melting snowman.

So here are the supplies :
clear balls
epsom salts for snow
googly eyes.
black beads for mouths
small piece of orange felt for the noses

First they filled the balls 1/3 of the way with epsom salts
then came the eyes that they dropped in  .
Now I thought this was going to be so easy.

Ha! Not that easy. Every time they got their eyes in the place the way they wanted they moved.
Then came the nose.
We used a long pencil or skewer to move the nose and the eyes in place.
Then they dropped the beads in place to make a mouth.

Then out came the paints again to decorate them.
Some put their names on others just dated them.
We added the wire hangers to them.

Can't wait to see what they look like once Christmas comes and they are hanging on their trees.

I sure will miss the Grands once school starts.

Having so much fun with them.

They keep me young.

As always thanks for visiting!



  1. They all did a wonderful job . Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

  2. You have some very talented grand-daughters! Love the pictures!

  3. What great little artists...their paintings look awesome! Love the snowman ornaments too!

  4. Oh Linda, your granddaughter's did an awesome job! Enjoy our weekend, Gail

  5. You are such a great grandmother spending so much quality time with your grandkids! The paintings and ornaments are adorable! I love the idea of the melting snowmen inside the ornaments! Those clear balls are such a great tool for those crafts. I've seen them at stores, but never bought any.

  6. Hi Linda,
    As I had a little break from blogging this summer, I have just stopped by to see how yours has gone. Haven't you been busy! As crafty and artistic as ever, you've moved onto Halloween already! So sorry to hear about Max. I'm sure the newest addition is keeping you busy. Loving the kitchen reno so far, looks fab! Can't wait to see more...

  7. How adorable! You've got some artists on your hands! :)

  8. What a fun grandma you are! They are going to hate to go back to school and miss all the fun.