Today is actually my day over on the blog, and I have a bonus project for you here as well. I always like to make treats for the the kids to take in to their classes for the holidays. A really fun one to do is a holiday themed pencil with a fun topper.
Now, my number one rule for making things for the kids is...KEEP IT SIMPLE! As much as the kids will love whatever you make for them, the simple fact is that they will tear it to shreds in front of your crying eyes! Trust me. You don't want to put too much labor into these sorts of things. Keep it simple and you can save yourself from flipping out when the shreds hit the floor, LOL!
I used the Nested Bats dies from Spellbinders to cut out the bat from some black paper. The edge is inked with some white ink. Had to add some googly eyes, because let's face it...they make everything better! I wanted it to say something, but wanted to keep it pretty general, so I chose these stamps from Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Kids. With this particular pencil it becomes "For the scary kiddo". Hee hee! Because kids are pretty darn scary, right?
You can whip a bunch of these out in no time. Emma's class only has 16 kids this year so I am very lucky! But with some classes pushing 30 kids, something like this would still be simple to pull off.
Pop over to the Team Blog and see the other project that I made for Halloween week. Ever wish that candy grew on trees? Here's a little sneak peek...
Happy Halloween Week!