- Milk jug storm trooper helmet.
- Rolled newspaper swords.
- DIY insect antennae.
- Balloon torch light sabers.
- Superhero poncho capes.
- Cardboard roman centurion costume.
- Mermaid tail.
- Pumpkin carving from last year.
- Toilet roll bat decorations.
- Halloween pancakes.
- Jack o lantern pinata.
- Halloween apple printing, hand printing and stencil making.
- Milk Jug trick or treat pumpkin pots.
There haven't been any bloggable projects as such this week. It's more been a week of make believe, in that there's been a lot of den building. The kids (well, mainly my four year old) really wanted to make a "fairy fashion shop" in the livingroom, so for days we had all the furniture moved around and piled up in weird ways in an attempt to fake a boutique, including half the chairs from the kitchen. The livingroom was also stuffed full of every dress up dress, scarf, regular dress, kid's shoes, and well anything that was considered girly looking enough to be sold in a fairy fashion shop. I helped them to use electrical tape to fix some PVC plumbing pipes between chairs to make the rails for the clothes to hang on and we used every long stick thing we could find, even the broom handle to make the shop front and "fitting rooms". My older daughter's Christmas present a couple of years ago was a toy cash register, so that made the store totally real in their eyes. We have humungous stores every now and again. I think the last one was a pet shop that lasted for about a week (It slayed me that it had an all purpose "amphibian and reptile tank" where frogs and alligators seemed to co-exist quite happily).
Anne-Marie and Sara, if you're reading this, thank you so much for passing on all the lovely dress up clothes! We wouldn't have had such an impressive selection without your generosity! Lots of little girls came over to play and enjoy this nonsense over the course of the week. At the end of the week I was looking after a couple of little boys at short notice and that night we decided to make the millenium falcon out of boxes in the livingroom. One of our mates redecorated recently and had a lot of boxes that he gave us, so that was perfect! I had a horrendous silver sheet that I found at a thrift store that we threw over most of it. I dread to think the 80s-tastic yuppy boudoir that monstrosity was originally purchased for! I only got the one lame photo before it was too dark. Thanks Rich for all those boxes! I'm sure they will become many more things in the future.
Oh and we're making another pinata. I swear out of all the messy stuff I let the kids do, making pinatas has to be the most unfathomably sticky and gloopy. Next time I have to remember to make everyone wear a swimming cap!
Right, on to the awesomeness that is stuff that you lot have made! In no particular order (because really, c'mon, do you think I'm organized enough to have anything in any kind of order?!) Click through and have a gander!
- Heather at "Blog She Wrote" did our Duplo word blocks. Kudos for that, because it takes quite a while to sort all the little stickers out for it.
- Rachelle at Tinkerlab made a load of the craft foam bath murals from last month. I have to keep an eye out for some of the glittery craft foam, because Ffi would love that!
- Steph at Snickerdoodle added some of the craft foam bath murals in a gift package she was putting together. They look really sweet packaged up that way! I might have to make a couple of extra little kits and put them in the kid's stockings at Christmas.
- One more for the craft foam bath mural gang, over at "This Girl Loves to Talk". I try to show my kids these versions of our projects that other kids get to have a go at and when they saw this one they said we needed to make some tiny houses for the fairies to go in our garden set.
- Gorgeous gorgeous versions of our painted skirts over at Sparkling Adventures!
- More from "This Girl Loves to Talk". They adapted the rolled newspaper pirate swords I did for Alphamom to be Musketeer swords.
- Over at Juise, they made our Fall leaf rubbing mural from last year. I love the rainbow colours. Ours is still up on the wall in the kitchen. I did mean to take it down when fall was over, but became rather attached to it's mellow warmth, so it stayed. We'll have to make another soon!
- More plasticine stamping over at "Tout un Fil".
- Really cute version of our iron on plastic bag decals, using a Smokey Bear bag, over at "A look into our life".
- "Let's Promote Play" shows kids making a version of our stained glass tissue paper window.
- More colourful tissue paper window fun at Bangalore Kaleidoscope.
- Lovely bright double window of tissue paper stained glass over at Many Skies Mama.
- Blast from the past for me to hear about Putti Prapancha making our cardboard pizza from over a year and a half ago. It's very cool to find out that some of our older posts are still useful to people.
As usual, all links are to other people's versions of our projects. if you want to see our posts that inspired them then I believe each of the readers posts does link back to the Filth Wizardry one.
Keep making messy art and telling me about it, because it helps me to feel justified in writing another blog post about the mess we just made, rather than cleaning it up.