It’s Halloween!


I’m so excited to be participating in Mama Kat’s new vlogging link-up! In my vlog today, I tell you about the Halloween costume I wore this year and the costumes I made for Lily and Emmy. Emmy even demonstrates her costume!

View video here.

The book I refer to in this video is The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams. It’s a great get-up-and-get-moving book to read with kids!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!

Easy DIY Scarecrow Costume

I haven’t had to wear a Halloween costume for years, and I liked it that way! (I know, I’m a spoil sport.) But this year, as a preschool teacher, I needed to come up with a costume for our class party. I had an old denim shirt in my closet and thought maybe I could whip something up. (October is turning out to be a crafty month for me!) I looked around the house for a flannel shirt I could cut up, but I didn’t like the colors I found. So I took a trip to Good Will, and found two orange shirts which cost $2.99 each.

My Good Will find

I cut some “patches” from the shirts, and using iron-on adhesive, I attached the patches onto the denim shirt and an old pair of jeans. Using some yellow yarn from the yarn stash I inherited from Mom, I stitched some large stitches onto the patches.

Scarecrow “patches”

Using a more straw-colored yarn, I sewed “straw” to the shirt’s cuffs.

Scarecrow “straw”

Add a red bandana from my top dresser drawer, and I had a scarecrow costume!

As a preschool teacher, I don’t wear make-up or masks because some little ones would be scared or get nervous to see their teacher look completely different on Halloween. They notice when I wear different glasses to school! If you would like to add make-up to your scarecrow costume, here’s a great tutorial: Scarecrow Make-up Tutorial.

I also used my Good Will purchase for another craft! Click here to see how to make Halloween Jack o’ Lantern Jars!

Are you looking for easy Halloween crafts for the kids? Here’s four you can do today: 4 Easy Halloween Crafts.

Happy Halloween!

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