Happy Halloween season, RMT’ers! Yes, it’s an entire season; in fact, Halloween has become the number one predictor in how well “The Holiday” retail season will be for businesses. Scary!
Now that T’s birthday celebrations have come to a close, we decided that this past weekend was the perfect time to unleash the Halloween spirits at our house! Out came the Halloween decorations, big and small, along with themed books, movies, baking supplies, and crafts. We’ve had a blast reunited with our “old friends” but realized that our decoration collection could use a couple of new additions this season, so we’ll hit the stores this week to see what else we can dig up.
After we finished the house decorating (minimal at best for now as I never know if we’re going to be home handing out the loot I don’t get TOO into cloaking the humble abode in all things black and orange), T retreated to his room with the new-found crafting supplies and ordered me to stay out. OK, no problem T!
After about 45 minutes (!), T finally asked me to come in and see what he’d been up to… and the above creation is what T showed me. When I asked who that was for, he told me, “Mrs. K because she was out sick last week.” Too sweet.
But I guess that craft depleted all of the “Halloween” stickers he had because he immediately asked me to find more. Rather than panic because the “Halloween” sticker envelope was now empty, I went right to T’s sticker bag and book stack.
Thankfully, I hold onto all of T’s sticker books once he’s finished with the different scenes. You might be familiar with these activity books, but if not I usually find the DK-branded ones at Costco year-round but almost always at the holidays. We rely on these when traveling (especially in restaurants), yet I never thought of relying on them for holiday decal finds! The books come with PLENTY of “Extra Stickers” at the back of the book large and small and in all sorts of themes and moods once your child has long finished the directed activities.
I think I did pretty good in finding T some extra “Halloween” stickers, don’t you? Well, I found at least enough that were suitable for him to make this other “Halloween Book” for his teacher. I will say though that the decals aren’t optimal for construction paper, and that’s because the adhesive has more of a masking tape consistency as the stickers are made to be placed on and off the sticker book pages, not permanently applied to paper, or permanently applied to anything for that matter (which is good when you see that your kid has put them on furniture, the walls etc.). So if you want to get super-detailed about it and make sure those stickers stay put, just apply a little extra glue stick or laminate the project afterward (we didn’t bother though).
Have a wicked Wednesday, RMT’ers!
How have your kids creatively used the “extra stickers” from their activity books? Please share!