I have been so preoccupied with the kitchen remodel that I didn’t get to create much for Halloween this year, which is sad since it’s my favorite holiday. In fact, after going back and forth a dozen times I even decided NOT to host my annual All Hallow’s Eve dinner party. I was so disappointed and relieved at the same time. Sometimes you just have to give yourself a break, right?!
I had an idea floating around in my head for this simple Halloween banner. I really wanted it for my own mantle so I designed it a couple weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to properly photograph it so I wasn’t planning to post it. However, I’ve had a few friends request a copy, and as long as you can excuse my iphone photos for this post, I will share the free printable file for my Halloween banner. It’s better late than never, right?
If you’ve already decorated your mantle this year, just pin this for next year. Or if you’re running behind this year, like I am, then here’s a quick and easy banner to make things festive at your house!
Here’s a last minute Halloween gift idea that we shared over on A Night Owl blog last week.
I made these free printable Halloween gift tags with the kids a few weeks ago. I got out my black Japanese ink and paint brushes and together we wrote Halloween words. The six of us together must have filled up at least 50 sheets of paper. It was lots of fun (and a bit messy) to play around with the ink. Later I scanned in my favorite versions of BOO! and EEK! and used them to create these gift tags.
Did you ever have to dissect a cow’s eyeball in middle school science class? I did, and I think I will forever be traumatized by how disgusting and squishy they were. Honestly I can’t really even handle putting in contacts. I guess that’s why I’m a designer and not a doctor. The only eyeballs I want anything to do with are either googly eyes or these fun, free printable dangling eyeballs.
Grab your white lab coats and meet us in the Paging Supermom Pop-Up Mad Laboratory — something sinister and fun awaits!
Kids of all ages will get a thrill trying to identify chilling specimens in this fun, Halloween game. For any of you school homeroom moms, this activty would make a great idea for a Halloween class party. It is surprisingly easy to construct your own Mad Lab at home using our free printables. It all begins with our Mad Laboratory Backdrop. Download, print and tape into place to set the scene. We added inexpensive test tubes filled with a mysterious, green solution (neon food coloring + water) to bring the lab to life.
Use recycled jars, spray-painted black to cloak the specimens. Download and print the Mad Lab Specimen Labels and affix to jars.