Tuesday, 1 November 2011


My pumpkin efforts for this year again gave way to demand. Last year it was Peppa Pig but this year Spiderman and Kwazii from the Octonauts were the requests so here they are....


We started the day with a ride to the Nursery Halloween Party. JJ looked really cool on his bike!

We stopped by the park on the way home

The afternoon was spent making Halloween Slime!! Such good fun and the chemical reaction really got the 'Wow' factor! The recipe is:-

In one bowl: mix 4oz pva glue with 4 oz water and 1 tspn food colouring
In another bowl: mix 1/2 cup water with 1 teaspoon Borax (this is a cleaning agent used a lot in the US. In the end I bought it v cheaply on ebay - a little goes a long way and has tons of uses so might be worth keeping in. NB Borax substitute found in Robert Dyas does not work)
Mix 2 bowls together and an amazing reaction occurs! Squish and drain off excess liquid and you will be left with wonderful slime.  Keep in a zip lock bag and keep playing!

The boys then dresses ready again to go out and had a play. 

I made a very rushed tea of witches finger sandwiches...

Then it was off trick or treating!! I have to admit this was my first experience of trick or treating so I was a bit tentative but we went with Joplin's friend Molly and her mummy who grew up in America so she was a dab hand! They were a shy at first but soon got the hang when they saw people really did give them sweets!! We only went to doors who 'advertised' with a pumpkin in the window which made it exciting to spot the pumpkins! 

 Happy Halloween!!