We didn’t do much for hallowe’en this year.
Normally I take Dexter out with all of his cousins but they all have other plans and one of them is at a sleep over etc and I really don’t fancy walking about for that long in my current situation. Especially not to collect sweets I probably wouldn’t’ve let him eat anyway
So instead of all the fancy dress and tonnes of sugar, we decided to do some spooky potato printing.
Potato printing is probably one of the easiest crafts going these days, so you don’t have to be addicted to pinterest or have A levels in art to do it.
All we did was cut a potato in half, carve a handle into the outside parts and then a spooky shape on the inside. If you aren’t all that brilliant at free handing this you can use cookie cutters, in fact, they probably look better if I’m honest.
We opted for a pumpkin and a ghost (mainly so I didn’t have to get lots of colours out)
Dexter didn’t know what we were doing until I brought the paint into the living room so I managed to cut the shapes out in peace and without accidents.
I showed him what to do and let him get on with it. We discussed the colours and the shapes and then he got stuck in with smearing it around with his hands. He really does love getting messy, even if thats not the idea!
We weren’t completely boring this year, I did put a bit of facepaint on him and let him open the door but only 2 groups knocked so I still have loads of sweets hidden in the cupboard and he did sit and do a baby pumpkin with his dad. What did you get up to on halloween?