So, it’s been awhile since my last post and Halloween is finally here… New York is on my mind, since traveling there last Thursday for a “Girl Weekend” trip with my brother’s sisters and mom with a couple add ons- a brother-in-law and a friend. :) Such a great time, but also a close-encounter with being stuck with Sandy. Thankfully, we made it out Sunday night and back home. Not the same luck for others who are still there or live there. I pray for safety for them and a quick recovery for all the flooding and power outages.
I realized since my last post that I left out some additional steps from our Lego project.
We made arms/hands for our Lego costume. Here are the steps for this part…
1. Use a smaller circle template than you used for the head for the hands. Again Creative Memories has some great circle templates. Cut out the circle in the middle with a box cutter making a foam doughnut and glue four together for each hand. Then cut out the opening of the hand in two places with the box cutter to make a “C”. Make sure to sand the outside of the hands with an electric sander. Sand the inside with a piece of sand paper by hand. Then paint!
2. To make the arms that attach to the hands, cut a piece of mailing tube and glue it to the “C”. Paint!
Also, left out of my previous post is how Landon (on his own) took one of our boxes (he was making LOTS of things with boxes that day) and made a robot body out of it. We decided this would be great to wear under his Captain Jack Sparrow costume! He did end up cutting the top flaps of the box. :)
That brings us up to date with today. I love Pinterest. I found a lot of pumpkin templates on there today, and I loved most of the ones from good ‘ole Martha Stewart.
Click here for the skeleton arm and hand templates on the Country Living website.
Click here to see what the skeleton arm/hand looks like on the pumpkins. You have to scroll through the picture pages at the top of the website page to find them.
Cool, huh? Well, I’m sure I will post tomorrow or Thursday with pictures or our little Lego head and our little skeleton- although he might opt for his transformer costume instead. Stay tuned…
Here is the next blog post for the Lego Costume Project ~ Is Lego Landon Boo-tiful?