Kids Halloween Craft w/ {The 36th Ave}

Hi Everybody!I’m just happy and excited to have the opportunity to share with you guys a little Kids Halloween Craft that I made with my little ones…

…But where are my manners?
Let me take a second to introduce myself.I am Desirée from The 36th AVENUE

… and I really do {♥} Nap Time
therefore I feel so lucky to spend the day here
on one of my favorite blogs.
I hope this project inspires you to create something with the little ones around you!
Jamielyn… THANK YOU SO MUCH for having me today…
It is FANTASTIC to be here!
L♥ve it!
Let’s get started should we ?
Just a few weeks ago I found these silver platters at my local Dollar Store…
and my first thought was CHALKBOARDS!
I went home  right away and I took out my chalkboard paint…
I was ready to get this party started ;)
I gave the platters enough coats of paint to cover the entire surface perfectly…
They looked awesome already!
After they dried I prepared the surface spreading chalk all over and wiped it off with a clean sock…
The sock worked perfectly!
For the next step I used a drill to make two holes in each platter…
Do this slowly… I don’t want you to get hurt!
  We were ready to decorate the platters with some chalk…
My kids gave me the ideas for the drawing…
How cute is their sketch…?
Yes, I am a copy cat!

First I used white chalk to outline the drying…
…and after I used some color chalk  since my little assistants thought that
it would look better…
You must ALWAYS trust the pros!
At this point we just had one more step… to connect all three platters.
You can use fabric or ribbon among some other thing for this step!
We love Halloween so much
that we hanged it up right away…
Here is how it looks with some color fabrics
for the connections….
Now looking at it I think it would look very cute with the words:
TRICK
or
TREAT!
LOVE HALLOWEEN! Such a fun kids Halloween craft!

Jamielyn,  thank YOU SO MUCH again for
letting me hang OUT with you and your EXTRAORDINARY
readers today…

…I want to keep napping ;)

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Samantha posted on September 21, 2011 at 8:52 am (#
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    I saw some platter exactly like that at The Dollar Tree the other day and thought they would look good as Chalkboards, but I wasn’t sure how they would look once I did them! Now I do! Thank you! I will definitely have to make my way back up there and grab a few.

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  2. Jen M posted on September 21, 2011 at 5:53 am (#
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    So cute and such a great idea! This would be great for any time of year!

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  3. Kelley posted on September 21, 2011 at 6:35 am (#
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    I am loving chalkboard paint lately! Im going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Heather R. posted on September 21, 2011 at 6:41 am (#
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    Really cute! I actually have a few of these Dollar Store trays at home right now…may just have to consider pulling out the chalkboard paint. Thanks for the great idea.

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  5. Laura Beth posted on September 21, 2011 at 9:46 am (#
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    This is a fabulous idea!! And even better, your can just swap out the ribbon for each season :)

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  6. lisa posted on September 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm (#
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    I love it!!! What a great idea!!

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  7. Bobbi Jo Nichols posted on September 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm (#
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    This is such a fun idea. I am going to be making a few stops as I am about my errands tomorrow to make this. TOO cute!! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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