The girls are very into homemade jewelry at the moment. They make it for their friends. Their friends make it for them. Paper bracelets. Rubber band rings. You name it... they bring it home and, also, dole it out. And for them, it's a big deal. Once Estella Dru ripped a bracelet Belle's b/f/f made for her, and let me tell you... the. fight. was. on. I thought for a moment I was going to have to call in the National Guard to restore order. Luckily, Matt was home and somehow subdued the violent unrest. But be sure, before it was over, it got ugly.
So last night I told them we would make some fun Halloween necklaces for their friends. I got the idea from my friend, Meredith's, blog, and she got it from Ms. Martha Stewart herself.
I sort of put my own spin on it, of course. (I think my Native American name might have been She Who Does Not Follow Instructions.) I just used a thick card stock for the ghosts, a sharpie-drawn face, and ribbons for the necklace and ties around the ghosts' necks.
It was such an easy little project for the girls, and they are looking forward to giving them out to a few friends at school today. In fact the only glitch was when Belle said, "I love 'em, Mama, but next time, let's do something a little spookier. I'm in second grade, you know?"
Little does she know, cute little ghosts are just about as "spooky" as her Mama gets.
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