The bank holiday blues have surely set in by now? Long weekends do that to you. A double-edged sword if truth be told. You spend 6 weeks from the end of summer looking forward to it and by the end of day 2 the kids are BEGGING you to spend their college fund on trips to the local play-zone and other rainy day activities. You know your local bank manager won’t step up & fund such frivolities but you still would rather sink hot needles into your eyeballs than consider the other option.
Other option? What is this other option of which you speak, I can hear you think?
Paint. That’s what. Oh and you thought Halloween wasn’t scary enough already!! Paint…..aka every Mum’s worst nightmare.
A little piece of me dies every time that the P word is mentioned in our house. Give me other horrors (such as baking with children) anytime. The last time we painted (last week – unavoidable – thank you Ophelia) my downstairs bathroom was left resembling a crime scene similar to that found in Cabot Cove for many’s a year. Jessica Fletcher would have wasted no time in whittling down the local population in my community & identifying the culprit.
The miniature blood-red handprints on the doors, walls and sink of my bathroom being a dead giveaway!! Oh yes sorry…….had to do that…Dad joke in a Momma world. Forgive me for indulging myself on a bank Holiday weekend!!
Stepping away from my normal run of things on this spooky spooky eve I wanted to share the EASIEST lil’ bit of art and crafts that is PAINT FREE and (despite this) so much fun for the kiddos. And following a mad Pinterest flurry I found that I already had everything. The only dash I had to do was to my garden to gather the twigs. Which I dried out in my oven for 15 minutes on a low heat …..but overnight in my hot press would have been equally effective!!
All’s that is needed really is come glue, a few twigs from the garden, black paper and eyeballs from the local craft shop. Mine gang got a good hour out of this and the clean up…well what clean up???
So to all you looking for a bit of spooky inspo’ for fun have a go!!
Your’s totally saying BOO!! Oh and planning a massive raid on the trick or treat goodies,
Photo’s by Brid O’Donovan