Thing 2 had a play date. ALL they do is play and laugh and whisper and giggle.
But we did have a quick structured craft activity.
clean clear jars for everyone, poster paint, white glue, paintbrushes, and a tea light for each jar. At this age, battery operated.
Mix orange poster paint and glue to make the paint adhere to smooth surfaces like glass and plastic – about 1/3 of this bowl is glue.
Paint a jar.
They are 6 and used glass with close supervision;
younger kids should use plastic.
This craft could be adapted for older kids, too,
who could paint more elaborate spooky scenes and use real tea lights if you are so inclined.
Let the first layer of paint dry.
Use black poster paint to paint your
The second layer of paint adhered to the first,so we didn’t use glue for the second layer.
Then, and this is my favorite part, put in a battery-operated tea light!
No messy pumpkin guts, but still fun and festive!