Friday, October 28, 2016

Bats Made From Hershey Nuggets

Today I got into a Halloween mood! I made these cute little bats and it took about an hour to make 24 bats.

Supply List:

black card stock


Hershey nuggets

2" scalloped circle punch

white pen

small glue dots

small goggled eyes


Cut a piece of black card stock into a 1" x 2 1/2" strip and punch a black circle. Cut the circle in half.

Wrap the strip around the Hershey nugget and tape into place.

Using a small glue dot adhere the googley eyes. And using the white pen draw the fangs.

Use the glue dots again the adhere the bat wings. What a simple project! 

I also piped some spiders onto my homemade chocolate chip cookies! Feeling spooky! Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Substitute Teaching 3rd Grade Religion Class

This week I was asked to substitute teach 3rd grade Religion class. I quickly made some store-bought chocolate covered graham crackers into little Rosary cookies with some icing dots and a little cross. October is also the month of the Rosary.

The lesson was on Luke 18:9-14 which is the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. I found this word search on the internet.

I also found this coloring sheet. At first the children thought the man on the floor was the Pharisee.

Then I took some snack sized Hershey bars and made them into little take home treats.

I wrapped the candy bars with some blue wrapping paper and put a little "Be Humble" sticker on each candy bar. To be humble is really what I wanted the kids to understand from the parable.

I love 3rd graders - they are so smart and fun!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Candy Corn Balls

These little candy corn balls are simple to make and really cute to make for classroom or team treats.

When buying the Christmas ornaments to put the candy corn in - buy the plastic ornaments instead of the glass. The little silver top can be taken off and filled with candy corn.

I used this mini candy corn to fill the plastic balls and I bought it at Target.

These candy corn balls can be used to decorate a chandelier or staircase. 

I don't like Halloween decorations that are bloody and scary. I prefer pretty and playful decorations.

The entry way hutch - this year I am all about the orange! Last year I only bought white pumpkins!

I am loving the orange coordinating with the blue this year! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pumpkin Keychains for Meals on Wheels

I made 50 of these little beaded pumpkin keychains for Meals on Wheels. They were a lot of fun to make!

I made them whenever I sat down to watch television.

I ordered a 50 pack of little pumpkin key chain kits from oriental trading and each kit came with the cord, keychain loop and beads.

Each kit also came with an instruction sheet.

Aren't these cute? Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Preparing to Teach 4th Grade Religion Class

Some items that I am bringing to substitute teach 4th grade Religion class this week. The Mother Teresa peg dolls and Mother Teresa candy bars.

Coloring sheet and pencil cookies. The kids loved the pencil cookies.

Another coloring sheet - with my favorite quote from Mother Teresa.

Monday, October 10, 2016

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Hershey Bars

Tomorrow I am substitute teaching a 4th grade Religion class. I am going to teach the kids about Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  Tomorrow I will post the coloring sheets that I printed out with everything that I am bringing to the class room.

So I made the kids these Hershey Bars with my favorite quote from Mother Teresa -"Do small things with great love." I was able to print out these cute little tags from she actually used them for cupcake toppers. And her blog has so many awesome ideas for Catholic mothers.

I took some Hershey bars and wrapped them with white wrapping paper.

I cut out the quote and taped it to a blue scalloped circle. Then I taped the circle onto the white wrapped Hershey bars.

We should all try to "do small things with great love."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Give Thanks Wooden Signs for Meals on Wheels

I am planning on bringing both Thanksgiving and Halloween treats to Meals on Wheels mid October. However, I decided to start backwards and work on the Thanksgiving treat first.

I bought 50 0f these little wooden signs at Hobby Lobby and decorated them with Sharpie pens because they don't bleed or smudge. Noelle had to help me finish this project!

Coloring 50 little wooden signs is a lot.

Now, I just need to start working on my Halloween Meals on Wheels craft.