Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Mini and Coffin!


With my grandson getting older, it has become more fun to plan for Halloween! He loves the gruesome as long as it's at arms' distance!
He has been sharing Halloween jokes with me, so I thought I would share some with him. Let's face it, there will be enough candy around without adding to it!
I thought he would enjoy a keepsake that he could bring out on occasion and remeber how silly we were (are) !

I purchased a little wooden coffin at Michael's knowing that I would want to alter it or fill it with candy corn... something.

I finally decided on the Joke Mini Album tucked inside for safe keeping.
I painted and decorated the outside JUST GORY ENOUGH for a 6 year old,
then lined the box with paper and tulle to give it that EERIE feeling.
Then I added some CREEPY spiders...

For the little book, I cut pieces of black chipboard the shape of the coffin,
placed an adorable little skeleton on the front, and hinged it together with a long brad.
Inside, Hayden will find some of his favorite vampire, witch, and ghost jokes, along with a few new ones I found online.

I have to admit, I had so much fun making this project for him!
I know how excited he gets when he thinks he's telling a new joke and we all pretend to NEVER have heard it before. And the cornier, the better!
This has been a fairly long post for me, so I thank you all for reading this far.
My internet was down for several hours tonight, and it's getting late so I'm off to bed.

Stay safe "Trick-or-Treating" or whatever your plans are for tomorrow night.
I know I'll be out with the little goblins, knocking on doors and telling silly jokes....

This little project will be entered in the challenges at:
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It... (Halloween)
Paper Play Challenges (Halloween)
Scrap It With A Song (The Grateful Dead)  Get it?!  LOL!
The Paper Variety (Cute or Spooky Project)