As my last post emphasizes, I am now a fan of camping with my kids. The boys love it, I love it, even our dog, loves it. That’s not to say it’s not a butt-load of work, which it is. But at the end of the day being out in nature without the distractions and conveniences of home provides a unique time to create memories.
Here’s my list of five things to remember to bring.
From the flashlights to the ghost stories, each of these things enhances our trips. For example, the glow sticks became the vehicle for Bobby to put on a light show. How he loved seeing them dance in the dark. The jiffy pop was more of a distraction, but a fun one. And, of course the ghost stories told around the fire usually involving two superheros who scare the ghosts away. That’s right – Bobby and CJ were the heroes – hopefully will be cherished for years to come.
With Halloween in the air, it’s time to dress up with your home with ghosts and goblins. Decorations are the perfect excuse to have some crafty fun! There’s no need to break the bank. So, here are a couple of ideas for decorations that are both easy and inexpensive.
Hanging Ghosts – Use your stash of plastic grocery bags to make ghosts. Just buy some white trash can liners and a sharpe pen. Draw eyes and a mouth on the plastic trash liner, then stuff with grocery bags. Tie with a string or fishing line and hang in front of your house. These ghosts will fly in the breeze and are weatherproof!
Lanterns – Make lanterns out of sandwich bags or old milk jugs. Break out a sharpe pen and draw faces on them! If using milk jugs cut a hole out of the bottom to put in the lights. Use either a string of white lights or battery operated tea lights.
Window Silhouettes – All you need is black paper and a little imagination to decorate your windows. Just cut festive shapes like cats, bats and witches, out of black construction paper and hang on the inside of your window. If you’re low on construction paper, just paint anyother paper black and it will do the same thing.