Yes, I'm that parent who runs around the house the day before the school Halloween party going "Oh crap, that's tomorrow - WHAT ARE MY KIDS GOING TO BE?!!! Not being into superheros much or any of that other commercialized jazz (yes, some would call us ridiculously OLD SCHOOL), they really don't have a super strong opinion. That REALLY works in my favor, let me tell you!
So this idea for a big Lego piece popped into my head. Tobin loves Legos. Old school or new school, I think most boys have some strange obsession with Legos.
We had just bought a new ceiling fan and the box was the perfect size. We cut a hole on top for his noggin', then some arm holes, which we made real big so he had enough room for his massive 8 year old biceps, and opened up the bottom for his legs.
If you're like me and all the plastic containers in your cupboard are leftover butter, sour cream, and cottage cheese containers (yet you still call them Tupperware) then you will have no problem with the next part. Otherwise, be glad I'm giving you this post a month in advance so you'll have to time to save them up. :)
Make SURE to cute trace around the bottom of the containers for your holes. You want openings slightly smaller than the top of the dish so that little edge catches and they won't fall through. Got that? So they don't fall back inside either, I think we put a strip of duct tape across each one to keep them in place.
Now you're ready for paint! I painted the whole thing with a yellow I had on hand, so this project didn't cost me a dime. This part, your kiddo can help you with. :) Always best to involve your kids in the process. Sure, it might make a mess but ya know. Grit your teeth, keep a wet rag handy, and be the good parent you know you are. Ha.
I cannot remember who gave us the batman costume, but I'm glad it was in the dress up bin for little brother! And guess who wants to be batman this year? Little Sister!!!! Oh that girl... we'll see if she really does when she hears about all the other little girls in her kindergarten class dressing up as that girl on Frozen.... or whoever it is that's popular these days!
Oh, and you might like this little Halloween treat I brought in for the first graders last year. First graders aren't really all that interested in the whole "health" thing so they weren't a big hit. I took them to the much more mature and health conscious third graders and they disappeared. Amazing what two years can do to a kid. (Ummmm... I don't know?! Actually? Maybe they all just like bananas?)
Don't you think chocolate chip eyes should have been enough to entice the little kidlets?!
You'd think.... ;)