Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Decorations

Full speed ahead for Halloween! We're all decorated at the library. I don't think I've shown this on my blog, but here's a little wall hanging I did last year. Don't be scared by the spidey hanging on the right side!


I saw the instructions for the stars in a magazine, one of those stack and slice techniques where you do two blocks at a time and switch the colors. The witch, pumpkin and ghost were all drawn in EQ5 and paper pieced, with applique bits added.

I've also been doing activities at the library with the neighborhood kids. This year I drew a large outline picture on paper with black crayon, and after school, they've been tearing small bits of construction paper and filling in the outlines. I've had all ages working on it, from the 4 year olds that come to my storytime (one bit at a time, with adults smearing the glue) to teenagers, doing the detail trim like the black outlines.



And here's three of the kids working on it Saturday afternoon. They'll love seeing pictures of themselves on my blog. Didn't they do a wonderful job? It's almost finished.



The bulletin board above the mural has the quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth; "Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble...." I figured I might as well make it slightly educational while I was at it. :)

18 comments:

Mrs. Moody said...

That's a great looking wallhanging and good job on making even a crafty thing educational. Kids really do learn from artsy stuff.

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful activity for the kids. If you don't mind, I might share that one with Cameron's day care lady. She always appreciates fun things for the kids to do.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Gail said...

What a fun project for the kids-and I love the Shakespeare involvement.

quiltpixie said...

That quotation from Shakespeare is one of hte ponly pieces of memory work I recall... Love the activity you've got the kids engaged in...

Ann said...

Looking good! The kids are doing a great job!

Linda_J said...

Good to see the kids at work and having fun. Library sounds like a fun place to be for kids of all ages.

DubiQuilts said...

I like your wall hanging, very different from what you see for Halloween. The library wall is very cool. I bet the kids and adults are having alot of fun.

YankeeQuilter said...

Gret activity for the kids! What happened to being quiet in the library?!

Siobhan

Tonya R said...

Fun wallhanging - love the ghost, witch and jack-o-lantern. you did great. and marvelous spider dropping by too. What a fun project for the kids to work on. I'm jealous - I want to come play too.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, I love your mural. The kids have done a great job!!! I miss working with kids at this time of year!

Deb Geyer said...

what an awesome project for the kids! Looks like your library is a fun place to be!!

Nancy said...

The wallhanging is really cute. And I love the activity at the library. What a fun thing for the kids to do.

Laurie Ann said...

That Halloween hanging is so charming. I love it!

dot said...

Great Halloween stuff. I bet the kids had fun with the project. You are very clever to get the education in with the fun. The kids are cute and look like they are getting into the project.

Cynthia said...

what a great activity to have at the library. The kids have done a great job with it.
Your quilt looks great too.

Dawn said...

What an adorable idea! And it is such a fun picture! I wish I could draw!

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeeek a spidey!!!

Looooooove the wallhanging - very festive.

Hope you're having a good week!
God bless :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Fun decorations - and art projects are great for ALL ages! My Little Boy really loved the few Halloween decorations I put up this year - so much fun to see his happiness! And, he loved seeing decorations at different places we visited too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

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