DIY Halloween Costume 2017

Need a last minute costume idea??

These Grannies take the cake!

It is an easy DIY costume that you can complete with most things from your home!

Not to mention the amount of laughter all night long…

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For the hair…

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If you can find/borrow a cheap wig, that is the easiest way!

However, you can definitely get a granny effect from some rollers around the house and white color hair spray (we lucked out at Goodwill)! You can also use some of the white spray to lighten the eyebrows.

For the makeup…

The makeup is super simple! Draw a few squiggly “wrinkles” on the forehead and around the smile creases, blend them with a lighter foundation or powder, & slap on a red lip! Viola!

For the glasses…

We found some Lost and Found readers at my job & cut some Mardi Gras beads from the Dollar Tree and tied them to the edges of the frames.

For the outfit…

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We found dresses in the girls’ closet, white Keds ($5 @ Walmart), frilly socks, and a belt. This is really quite easy to muster up in the closet.

For the voluptuous lady parts…

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Lili is basically a genious.. she took some stockings and stuffed socks into each leg portion and the wrapped it around the girls’ neck to create the tatas 😉

And for the hilarious rump, she put some bloomers on the girls and stuffed them with tshirts (one for each cheek, hehe)

For the Accessories…

For the “cane” we used some toy golf clubs and for the trick or treat bag a couple of the 1 million canvas bags we had around the house!

All in all, this is probably the most hilarious things we’ve ever done. You will not regret all of the laughter at the end of these costumes!

 

All our love,

The Adventurers!

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How To: DIY Last Minute Halloween Costume

Are you like a lot of us and Halloween sneaks up on you before you know it?

Not to fear..

With a couple items laying around the house, a dash of creativity & a BFF you can essentially rule the world! …and also throw together an adorable Halloween costume!

Check out our Nerdy Scientists..

 THE OUTFIT

Seriously, you couldn’t get any easier than some skinnies and a long sleeve T!

THE ACCESSORIES

 Go to your craft basket / closet / room and grab those spools of ribbon you bought at Micheal’s three years ago that you couldn’t live without & do not tell me I am the only one..

If you don’t have your own Lili, you may have to Youtube a bow tie & how to make suspenders. But seriously, all it takes is some safety pins & glue dots!

Those glasses I bought at Goodwill last year for some reason and here they are, the sole inspiration behind these adorable costumes!

THE SCIENCE LAB

All those vases you have tucked in every nook and cranny, that you thought you’d one day use, but haven’t looked at in years.. Well TODAY is the DAY! Bust those bad boys out… fill them with water (to your level of desired mess) and drop and couple drops of food coloring in them… BAM! Beakers and Flasks! Add a couple syringes you get everytime your little cutie gets “bubble gum medicine” and you have a full blow science lab!

**Now of course, I wouldn’t have food coloring.. So we used Jello packets, cake decorating beads, Valentina hot sauce, and anything else we could find in the kitchen. At least I’m happy to report it didn’t phase the girls at all…**

I don’t think Lili and I were prepared for the amount of cuteness this was going to create.  So I’m just going to leave this right here…

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Viola! NERDY SCIENTISTS!

Hey Gap called, they want their child models back…

But seriously, all of these things were just around my house. I can only imagine what we could have come up with had we been at Lili’s house. If I have it, so do you!

We don’t even mind if you copy us!

All our love,

The Adventurers

Rainy Day Adventures Tyler, Texas

AT HOME ACTIVITIES

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Tyler, Texas

$$$ $10 TOTAL $$$

 

We did not let Mr. Weather man stop us from having an amazing adventure yesterday! We packed in 6 full hours of non-stop fun and at the end of the day, I spent $10 total!! Let me just tell you if you haven’t tapped in to the secret of The Dollar Tree, you have got to go. Seriously, all you need for crafts, toys etc. We all know kids loose & break toys… ALWAYS and if you only paid $1, who cares right?

BALLOON PADDLES

Plate color

Pack of paper plates -$1

Thick Popsicle Sticks -$1

Colors – Had on hand

Hot Glue – On hand

The girls decorated their balloon paddles. Abigayle “decorated” 50, while Seri did a beautiful job on one.  Once they finished I hot glued the large Popsicle stick to the back & viola! Balloon paddles! They were thrilled to hit the balloon back and forth. Meanwhile, while they were coloring & paddling.. 60 balloons were getting blown up in the bedroom.

 

BALLOON ROOM

4 Packs of Balloons (15 in each) -$4

Although, breathless… the excitement for the girls to come in to a balloon filled room was worth the near asthma attack, haha! And to add in the excitement, they got blindfolded…

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This could have been a game in itself, because these girls blind folded was hilarious.. even just the 5 steps they took into the bedroom! Will definitely keep this in mind for another rainy day!

Boy was it awesome!! They barreled through the balloons for over an hour and would go and come back and forth throughout the rest of the day. And yes, yes I even let them jump on the bed. Bad mom… I know, but they had a blast.. so I’ll take the hit. And for $4, you cannot beat it.

BREAK TIME

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After jumping for a couple hours, these girls voluntarily took a break. Netflix & Chill lasted about 30 minutes, which was just enough time for me to regroup and set up the next activity! They watched ‘Home’ which is a favorite of these curly haired cuties. They of course had to have some popcorn (not photographed 🙂 )

 ZIP LOCK (MESS FREE) FINGER PAINT

-Hefty Gallon Ziplock Bags -$1

-Painter tape – on hand

-Paint – on hand

-White copy paper – on hand

This one is seriously the bomb! You get all the thrill of coloring with ZERO mess & way less paper. You out the copy paper on the table, table the bottom of the Ziplock bag to the table, put good size dollop of different paint mixtures inside the ziplock bag, seal and tape down… Then GO TO TOWN! It is so cool to see the colors mix all together and if you mess up, don’t have to get a new paper, just wipe and start again!

BASKET TOSS

-3 pack of balls – $1

-Mixing bowls – on hand

Who knew something so simple as tossing a ball into some bowls would be so titillating? But for these two adventurers, they had a blast! And I must say… we’ve got a couple of competitive cuties on our hands… They were really into it.

To our surprise, the rain subsided and we were able to get outside for a bit, thankfully. No matter how fun the inside is, there is just nothing like fresh air! So we took a trip over to the neighbors donkey and gave them a little snack…

Where Seri is fearless when it comes to animals, Abigayle is a bit more cautious.. as you can see. None-the-less, they both still really enjoyed feeding him and I think he did as well! I couldn’t believe he ate the bread right from her hand!

 

If this day tired you and tested your patience as much as mine, do yourself a favor….

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Buy the Bubba Teeth

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I honestly don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard as I did when they put them in… and preceded to wear them the rest of the evening. OH EM GEE… hilarious.

All in all we did not let the rain dampen our spirits.. Instead The Adventurers embraced the day indoors and had a ball! I hope this helps, the next time you’re stuck in doors!

 

All our love,

The Adventurers