Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5

Brenna's Minnie pumpkin all carved out :-) Dustin bought me a new cutting tool from Wal-Mart (at the bargin price on $1). I think she turned out pretty awesome. Now the only problem is that I don't want to set them outside - I think they maybe my table centerpieces for the month, lol.

Our project from this afternoon (below). Can you tell we are loving Disney this Halloween (there are some great ideas right now on http://family.go.com/disney/disney-halloween-crafts-and-recipes-photo-gallery-pg/ - 31 ideas to be exact, wonder how many we might try before Halloween??). Brenna was a great help with these - she did great rolling the dough (it is a salt and flour dough - not for eating, but in hindsight, I wish I would have made them edible and done my white moulding chocolate - but then again, I have been eating enough sweets lately...)
We made 6 of the Mickey pumpkins - Brenna painted two of them - I think she would give the project a thumbs up :-) (Although I ignored the directions to wear gloves when mixing in the food coloring - oops - I know have some very nice pink stained hands, lol).
I like the one that Brenna painted in the front - it looks like Mickey has hair to me :-)
Hello All!!!

Hope all is well out there! Things are going o.k. here - Dustin has a cold coming on - hopefully Brenna and I won't get it and it won't be terrible for Dustin.
We made some baked flour and salt Mickey pumpkins today (not edible). They were a fun time and I think they look pretty close to the inspiration ones. Brenna wanted to make tiny balls, but she got the idea of the bigger ones when I worked with her on them. (although we made the orange pumpkins first and then she was a little confused on the size for the black ears, but she caught on pretty well). Brenna even did pretty well putting the toothpicks in the ears - I think I should have put a little black paint on the top of the sticks, but maybe if we do this project again we will have it all figured out (although if we do it again - I may go for edible ones, lol). Now, we will just have to monitor Justice and make sure that he doesn't eat them (I'm sure the paint we used (and the toothpicks) wouldn't be good to eat). Brenna painted two of the pumpkins when they cooled - she actually did a pretty good job painting in the lines, but continued painting more on the front after she painted in the lines first (guess I should have been handing them to her and moving them quicker, lol). But, I think they all look cute.
I was impressed at Wal-Mart today that someone thought all my rain gear looked fashionable :-) (I think it is very fashionable - but I'm biased). Whoever that person is - thank you for brightening my day :-)
Well, I need to get Brenna to bed!
Take Care!


heathmamagam said...

Wow, those Mickeys are looking so cute! What a Mom you are tackling crafts with your pre-schooler. Brenna, you are making Gammy very proud!

mikaysmom said...

Okay, so you will be holding craft days at my house on Saturdays right!!! LOL! I love that you are so interested in making all these cute and neat things. Just jealous because I want to do them all too! Can't wait to see what is next on your list. Love the minnie pumpkin, it turned out great!