Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Surprise!


As you may have realized, my family is big on celebrations.  Not expensive celebrations mind you (since I can't seem to get paid to roam the Internet and look for awesome craft ideas) but fun none the less.  This idea came from one of my many MANY hours looking at Pinterest and Craft Gossip (SWOON).  2 ENORMOUS beach balls that I spent hours (no, really...HOURS) coloring with a black permanent marker.  My husband hoisted them in to a tree and secured them with bungee cords, which allows for movement.  WHALAA!

While it was difficult to hide from the kids due to their size, I did want to surprise them with the actual unveiling.  My husband and I snuck out to the chosen tree and stealthily (HA!  Stealthily...with each of us carrying a 42-inch beach ball!) assembled the eyes just in time for the bus to drive by!  They were quite amazed.  And so was the bus driver....

Next year, we are going to attempt a crashed space ship.  Wish us luck.

7 comments:

  1. Really, that is just to coool! I'm far from being a kid, and I love it. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

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  2. That is a wonderfull idea. I really liked it..

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  3. Well done!!!! Coolest idea I've seen.

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  4. Thanks so much! We had a lot of fun making these. Let me tell you...I think we enjoyed it more than the kids. We had a windy day right after putting them up and the wind knocked them around so much they ended up looking even BETTER! Ha!

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  5. Think I might have to try this for Christmas !!

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  6. Ok where did you get em? And how did you attach with bungee??

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