Tomorrow starts the one week countdown till
so much candy overtakes our cupboard, I have to keep it closed with a broom handle Halloween!! Yay, for some, but not yay for all the candy. I'm not opposed to candy, I love a little sweetness here and there, but for some reason, when Halloween rolls around, I find myself trying to figure out how many days I let my kids eat this stuff, before I start throwing it out. I'm such a party pooper...I know. Luckily, for all those OTHER party pooper moms like me, I have a quick and easy project that might just help out with the candy dilemma. Introducing,
How cute is this??? I volunteer at my daughters class every other week reading to her and her classmates...and since Halloween is coming up and I'm totally vying to be the favorite mom, I HAD to make this healthy USEFUL reading time favor. Now, since I'm trying to be more frugal with our family money, I had to give up on something....did you notice what it was? Probably, cause you're super smart like that...but I didn't use Halloween pencils. They are regular everyday pencils. Here is the cost breakdown: 30 pencils ($3.00), 1 bag of pretzels ($2.50), clear baggies ($1.00), ribbon (free, cause I already had it). TOTAL: $6.50. Had I purchased the Halloween specific pencils, yeah, they would have all matched, and the ribbon would have matched, but I would have spent $13-$15 JUST ON PENCILS. So frugal mom came out since it wasn't a required thing. I still say they are pretty cute, and the kids won't care they are not Halloween specific.
Good luck this week my friends, get crafty, get cooking, get a little mayhem going on!
(original idea taken from : HERE)