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DIY Monster Horns- Great For Costumes

My first grader has his music program for school tonight.  The theme was Where the Wild Things Grow after the book for kids. The music teacher asked that the kids dress as wild things.  My son wasn’t a huge fan of the idea of dressing up, so we wanted to go simple.  These horns were thrown together really quick and turned out pretty cute in my opinion! Although, I am kind of partial to the model.

You will need

Felt in color of choice

Piece of boa or feathers to look like fur

needle and thread

hot glue gun

Begin by drawing your horn on some thick paper to create a stencil. Be sure to make it slightly larger then you want the horn to be as you will need to leave room to sew it.

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Then trace it onto your felt.  I folded my felt over so that I could cut two horns at once. You will need 4 pieces of felt horns total.

Once you have it cut out, sew around the edge as close to the edge of the fabric as possible.  I did this with my sewing machine but that isn’t necessary. Needle and thread are just fine. Leave a bit open at the end so you can turn the horn right side out. You don’t have to close the ends, they will be covered by fur.

Now that you have those sewn, heat up your glue gun and cut a piece of your boa big enough to wrap around the bottom of your horn.  Hot glue that into place.

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I love the material I used was fuzzy instead of being feathers.  It was perfect for some monster hair around the horns.

Now that you have those ready, it is time to decide what to attach them too.  Originally I thought we would safety pin them to a baseball cap, but he didn’t like that after all.  I had a fabric headband and decided to sew them onto it.  I looped around the headband so that I wouldn’t ruin it. This way it was attached, but could easily be removed after the night was over. Be sure to measure on your child’s head to get a good idea where to attach the horns.

Once they are sewn on you are done! Now you are on your way to a great, homemade monster costume perfect for scaring the other kids! 😉

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Warmer weather is coming and that means more people outside. Biking, walking, hiking, running, parties, activities and reunions. With so many people outside there runs a risk of people bumping into each other. With so many more people out on their bikes or running in the streets, don’t go unnoticed! Make sure they can see you. Sure you could wear all white, or neon colors, but at night even those are hard to see. Now you can add a clear spray to the outside of your clothes, your bike, motorcycle, running shoes, helmet or whatever you want to spray with this clear safety reflective paint to glare at the drivers or other people coming at you. This clear paint when there are even the slightest light shining at it will glare a bright reflective light right back at the oncoming traffic.  Not only can you use it on your clothes or your bike or tires, but you can also spray your mailbox so it is easier seen at night, but looks completely normal during the day because it is clear. Use it for all kinds of applications, like spraying the clear reflective paint on your tint so you can see it when you are out hiking at night or had to go to the woods to use the bathroom and not get lost on the way back!

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 Fall Corn Craft~ Easy Thanksgiving Snacks

Here is a fun craft to make for the kids to celebrate Thanksgiving!  Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat Reese’s Pieces?!

You will need

  • Reese’s Pieces candy
  • Snack size Ziploc bags
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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Begin by filling your snack bags with Reese’s Pieces.  When they are full, tape the “closure down to the bottom of the bag.  For the top of your ear of corn, you will want to tape the closure at an angle to prevent it from showing.  If it isn’t completely smooth underneath, that is okay, it won’t show other then the very top.

Grab one brown paper lunch bag.  Open it up and cut down the side seams to cut in half.  Cut off the bottom.

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You should end up with two equal pieces.  At the top of each of these cut 3 lines about 2-3 inches down.  Now you are going to want to take each of those 3 sections and give them a slightly pointy look.  Just trim the sides of them so they resemble a corn husk, not so much a brown paper bag.

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Take your baggie of Reese’s pieces and place them in the center.  Make sure your corn husks are a little taller then your baggie, but not a huge difference.  Bunch up the brown paper bag at the base of your snack bag and secure together with a piece of twine or ribbon when you have it positioned the way you want. You should have quite a bit of brown bag hanging over the bottom, that is okay.  We are going to trim it off once your bags are tied together.

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There you have it!  An easy and fun way to celebrate the season!

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These would be so cute for a Halloween class party. The ingredients/directions yields 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients For Spider Cupcakes
1 box 18.25 oz. cake mix, your desired flavor + ingredients to make
1 can Frosting, your desired flavor or prepare our recipe below.
1 package 16 oz. Twizzler’s black licorice
10.5 oz. sweet topping, chocolate sprinkles {we used Betty Crocker}
1 package 14 oz. Wilton candy melts, white
1 tube 0.67oz. black decorating gel
24 baking cups

Directions For Spider Cupcakes
1. Make cupcakes per packaged directions.
2. {If using our recipe for frosting, prepare.}
3. Frost each cupcake.
4. Dip each cupcake in chocolate sprinkles.
5. Cutting length wise, cut licorice down the middle; then fold pieces over, cut in half. {you will need to pieces of licorice per spider}
6. Pinch about a 1/2 inch of the licorice, to make it bend. Stick the pinched part into the cupcake.
7. Press down on the frosting around the legs to help adhere the legs. Once all eight legs are secured, top with additional sprinkles to finish the look.
8. Take two chocolate Wilton discs, place a dab of icing on each disc, place on cupcakes for eyes.
9. Take your black gel pin and make the pupils. Your finished!

Ingredients For Chocolate Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted, brought to room temp
1/2 cup Crisco
1/3 cup cocoa, natural unsweetened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Directions For Frosting
1. In a standing mixer, beat butter and Crisco until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Texture should be smooth. If you think your frosting is to thick add 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

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