Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inflated Spirits

The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.

The week after Taste of USA we shared a series of 20-minute craft projects featured during our time in Louisville. The pumpkins pictured below were one of the projects. In true form, Highlowaha readers immediately jumped in making countless suggestions of other Halloween shapes we could make using the same technique - paper mache, paint (or tissue paper), hot glue, and a sundry other craft items.
I decided I would try some of your suggestions. And, one spider, bat, ghost, owl, mummy, Frankenstein, pumpkin, and wicked witch later I had created a menagerie of sorts.

I think they are pretty cute and filled with holiday treats, they will make perfect surprises for the boys on Matthew's soccer team.

Proof that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Thanks for making Highlowaha shine!

Thanksgiving? Anybody, anybody?

Signing off until tomorrow...


6 comments:

heather said...

Wow those are REALLY cute!

Thanksgiving...you could always do a Turkey!

Katie @ Highlowaha said...

I agree- those are SO CUTE!

For Thanksgiving you could cut into the paper mache and make an open end...resulting in a cornucopia. I think that would be cute to place on each plate at the dinner table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Kat said...

I love the bat! Cute!
For Thanksgiving you could do various vegetables, squashes, and things like that and then have them spilling out of a cornucopia. It would make a great centerpiece and each dinner guest could choose one to open.

Peggy said...

Yay! I come in late and all the great ideas are already given.... I don't have to think!!!

You could make a special pumpkin or ornament..... pen and scraps of paper and in each one is what you are thankful for, or notes to the person whose place it's at, good memories, great times and how they make the world a better place.

Cheryl said...

YOU are a paper macheing MACHINE!!

Thankgiving....
Turkey, Pilgrims, Indians, corn, more pumpkins but with now jack-o-latern faces...

The best part of Thanksgiving is your peeps so make little heads of everyone that will be at your table.

Robin said...

Thanksgiving begs for a whole cornucopia...

You could also have them be table name holders or sit them in front of dishes to explain what they are or what's in them. (Think grandma's sweet potato casserole or BEWARE Nuts in Here!)

They could also hold crayons or games for kids who are sitting at tables BORED.

I also don't know what you call them but in GB they have popper things with small gifts for Christmas, you could do something similar also for patient kids. Think of it as a mini-pinata.