One day while just playing outside, my daughter and I decided to begin decorating outside for Halloween. I didn't have any real decorations with me so we had to improvise. Here's what we came up with!
First of all, anyone who knows me knows I freaking love sidewalk chalk. So naturally we were already outside with chalk and were taking turns drawing Halloween things and having the other person guess what they were. Our driveway was filled with ghosts, witches, Frankensteins, and more. Then I got the idea to draw spooky eyes on the dark bricks of our house. This was easy for Molly (4) to draw herself and they won't wash away in the rain because they're right under the roof!
Next, I grabbed my rake and made a small pile of leaves for Molly and Ben (1) to land in at the foot of their slide. I hurried and grabbed a couple large yellow trash bags and filled those with some leaves (a quick task in my yard because I have a TON of leaves). When they were filled, we used permanent markers to draw faces on them and set them out as decoration.
These decorations were so easy and fun... and now my house is a little more festive outside! My favorite part, though, was pretending with Molly that we were on a walk and saw all these spooky things! We held hands and pretended to scream and run away, only to be scared by the witches and monsters we'd drawn earlier with chalk. What a fun day!