Halloween Crafting with kits from the Paper Source

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On Day 12 of Camp Bedrest, while celebrating our 26 week milestone, I decided to tackle some craft kits that my girlfriends had spoiled me with. While the nurses laugh because my room is overflowing with crafting supplies, yarn, beads, etc. - these kits from Paper Source worked out especially well in comparison to other projects because they were self contained, easy to do on the lap desk, and I could do in a semi reclined position. (hint hint: I know a few of you reading the blog have been asking for ideas for other friends around the world-- these are good ones!)

 

 

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I loved making the scarecrows because I was able to add a little creativity of my own, trying new hay-hairstyles and coming up with ideas for their outfits. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the extra paper provided to really make the project your own, and I feel like these are cute little additions to my room for now, or a friends' garden or something. When Grace came to visit she loved the mini-puppet show I was able to put on for her. All-in-all the project probably took about 30 - 45 minutes and was a great way to pass the time. In addition to the kit itself, you also need to have a pair of scissors and glue stick on hand, and any other scraps to decorate if desired. Would highly recommend as a family activity for those with kids ages 3 and up. ($14.95, makes six; The Paper Source)

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Ashley brought over these Halloween Wreath kit at the absolute perfect time on Saturday - I had just moved rooms and was excited to have some help decorating it for Halloween this week! (Grant also brought over a bucket of candy and tombstones to decorate the entry portion and treat the nurses- thank goodness I am not allowed out of bed or I would eat it all!)

I spent my Sunday morning catching up on phone calls with friends while punching out the flower shapes and building the dimension. Super easy to do, the wreath was a great distraction and I absolutely loved building the flowers out and arranging on the wreath. This project is completely completely self contained, you don't need a think other than the kit, which makes it great also if you are traveling. I was so delighted making it, and even more so now having it hang in my room to welcome visitors!! A quick check on their website also showed the Paper Source has similar kits for every occasion from Christmas to Baby Showers- be sure to check them out! (On Sale now but regularly $19.99, Paper Source)

Happy Crafting!