Sometimes the kids and I have different ideals of celebrating. I plan a fall filled with leaves, homemade costumes, and simple pumpkins – they want shiny costumes from the shelf, spider webs, and monsters! To satisfy us both, I’ve come up with a new tradition. I am giving into the costumes and monsters they want, but in a way that is bright, festive, and fun. We both win!
I created an afternoon of events called, “The Festive Monster Games.” The kid’s picked out costumes they wanted – landing on a unicorn and a dinosaur. I purchased a pack of candy eyes, ping-pong balls, craft supplies, and we had great fun playing our own festive monster games.
First up we made monster sidewalk powder bombs – such a hit! The bombs are hollowed out real eggs filled with baby powder, so they explode into a fabulous smoke storm when thrown against the sidewalk.
To make the monster sidewalk bombs we cleaned out our eggs by poking a decent size hole in the bottom and letting the insides drain out. We painted them bright colors and glued on candy eyes. Then using a paper as our funnel we filled each egg 2/3 of the way up with baby powder. Once the eggs were filled, each was sealed by gluing a small piece of tissue paper to the opening.