I'm so sorry I couldn't post sooner. I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween this year! Mine was a insane. I had a wedding cake due (next post) on the 29th and a carnival to set up for the neighborhood on the 30th... add in buying a house and the family getting sick. It was insane. And of course, now I'm sick :( But here are some snapshots of our Halloween this year. And some of the new and improved witch shack!
My wonderful hubby and myself :)
For the carnival, I made a witch head out of paper and taped it to an easel. I had bright green stickers for kids to "Stick the Wart on the Witch". I used a simple blindfold and voila! A great carnival game that ALL ages enjoyed. For the kidos under 2 I didn't use the blindfold. And all kids got to pick a prize out of my cauldron.
The second game for the carnival that I made was a "Hole in One". I used cardboard boxes, black construction paper and some inexpensive fake grass that I purchased at my local home improvement store. This would work with golf balls and golf clubs too :)
I cut a hole in the back that the ball would fit through if hit properly. I had my son do it so I knew it could be done. I wanted this game to be challenging, but not impossible. The really interesting thing about this game is that the ADULTS loved it too!!! I've never had adults want to do the carnival games, since we set it up for the kids... but apparently the desire to test their skills was too much :) It was lots of fun, inexpensive and fairly simple to make. All it takes is a little imagination!
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween too! Now we're moving onto Turkey Day!!! Yay!!! :)