Heather survived another Halloween, though just barely. She was asleep within 3 minutes of lying down in bed. She was not super enthused about trick-or-treating, but I’m fairly sure it was only because she was already tired. We did make it all the way up and down our entire street, which is a little further than last year.
We carved a pumpkin, of course. Heather made 5 concept drawings which I then adapted into pumpkin-ready designs. She chose the final design, “Beak,” and yesterday we carved it. Then she decided it need eyelashes, so we added those.
Heather wanted to be a witch this year and I shaved the bark off a stick to make her a wand:
I decided I wanted to put up some decorations, but really only came to that decision this morning. So I spent the morning designing and making jellyfish / ghosts (depending on who you ask) to hang in the yard. I cut up water jugs for big jellies and used yogurt cups, spray-painted black with holes punched through the sides, as small jellies.
I strung thread across from the trellis to the fence so that the jellyfish could hang over the lawn and be more mysterious as to how they were floating.
I had planned to use some glow sticks to light up “eyes” cut from cardboard tubes, but I ditched that idea in favor of the jellyfish. Instead, I tried to use the glowsticks to light up the jellyfish. It didn’t work very well, or basically at all. The glowsticks simply aren’t bright enough, even with 4 inside a single jelly. But I had some LEDs kicking around and a few button batteries so I used those instead, which worked great. Now that I know, I’ll have to get enough batteries next year so I can light them all up properly.