Last year around this time as I was getting our Fall and Halloween decorations ready and my then 3 year old daughter wanted nothing to do with anything even remotely scary. My then 8 year old son wanted everything to do with scary....it was a challenge to try and make both kids happy with the decorations. Thankfully this year my now 4 year old says she wants a haunted mansion house and asks every single day to decorate it so that it looks like the Haunted Mansion in Disney. Needless to say, my son is in his glory!!
Unfortunately, for both my kids I am more of a fall decorator and not really into the scary stuff. But I will do my best like for example hanging these toilet paper roll ghosts from our fireplace, which are definitely more cute than scary but my kids are happy! I got the idea to make these toilet paper roll ghosts after seeing Sarah's Dixie Cup Ghosts over at How Wee Learn.
These were super easy to make so even the youngest of children can have a hand in it. All we did was take some toilet paper rolls, my daughter painted glue onto the rolls, we pulled apart the cotton balls and stuck on. As a finishing touch we added googly eyes, and some ghost mouths using black construction paper.
I'm trying to get into the 'haunted mansion' mode. I was even willing to hang some fake cobwebs in our trees today. Tomorrow we're off to the dollar store for more spooky scary stuff......wish me luck!