This past weekend we were lucky enough to get to spend the day with one of our favorites, Lauren’s “twin” brother, Myles!
You may remember Myles from this photo of he and Lauren when they were only a week old:
Lauren & Myles, September 2010
Or this photo at Myles’ Super Bowl Party in 2011:
Myles & Lauren, February 2011
Well this is Lauren & Myles now:
Lauren & Myles, October 2012
These kids are so BIG!! And had so much fun hanging out this weekend! Even though it was cold, we got to spend sometime outside. They played in the backyard on the slide. Then they went outfront to play. First Lauren pushed Myles…
… then Myles pushed Lauren…
… then they both spent some time spreading dandelion seeds in the yard!
Wild Kids! Finally they went inside to look at the frog Mr. James caught.
“I wanna touch it!”
It was all alot of fun! But not nearly as fun as our time spent decorating pumpkins after nap. It all started a few weeks ago when Lauren and I went to go pick out our pumpkins.
“Hmmm… Let me see…”
“Look Mommy! Punkins AND Flowers!”
Lauren was actually really excited about the whole thing, and from that moment on treated the “punkin” like her little friend. It rode around in the cart with her…
Lauren & “Punkin”
… and, after we got it home and did a trial run on the decoration idea, she made it a point to greet it every time she came home! She would pick it up…
… move it to exactly where she wanted it…
… and even kiss it good night!
So I knew when Myles was here, we had to decorate the other one for him. So, in copying this neat idea I got from Pinterest, the 1st thing I did was gather my supplies:
Craft Adhesive Spray, Glitter, a Pumpkin, Scissors, & Masking/Painter’s Tape
Then I taped off the face that I wanted to put on the pumpkin.
Then I got Myles and we took the whole project outside. I gave the pumpkin a good spray of craft adhesive, and I let our little artist go to work!
You can see I placed the pumpkin in an old pan as a way to catch the glitter and keep some of it from getting all over him. Also you can see we originally tried painting it on, but we had a lot more success using our fingers to sprinkle it or just shaking it straight from the tube. That also made it a lot more fun! And Myles was totally into it! He just shook…
… and shook…
… and shook!
When we both felt like we had good coverage, we left it outside to dry and make sure all that glitter was stuck on there.
And just before it was time for him to go, we peeled off the tape and…
We had a jack-o-lantern!! It’s scary and magical and hopefully not too glittery for a little boy. 😉 For contrast, here’s a shot of what Lauren’s pumpkin, our trial run, looked like.
It’s not super fancy, but I think it came out OK. And I have to admit, it was a very cheap, easy, and age-appropriate way for the kids to decorate their very own pumpkin. So if you’re ever in need of a quick and easy Halloween craft for a toddler, I highly recommend you have some Pumpkin Fun!