- When going out, do not put water bottles in a small backpack where it sticks out a little. If the heavy water bottle should cause the backpack to unzip, a more expensive and breakable item like a camera will surely fall out first. Be also assured that expensive and breakable items are more difficult to find when one is in a foreign country and speaks only pigeon German.
I don't have a camera but our video camera can sort of act like a camera so I do have a few pictures for this week's project although it took forever to figure out how to take and upload them to the corn-puter.
Baby Bird and I set out to make more Halloween decorations and maybe just to make the German neighbors think we are even more strange. I was going to make this project but alas, Germans even have different shaped egg cartons. So, I decided to make ghost candle holders.
First you cut out the individual egg carton ghosts. We had to use only the corners. The quality of these photos are horrible but you can get the idea.
Next, paint each egg carton WHITE... (that is Baby Bird - integrating the theme!)
Now let them dry.
When they are dry, you can paint the face. Baby Bird took some creative direction of his own!
Then, we let the ghosties faces dry.
We took the 4th side and taped it to our candle holder.
We continued to tape until all of the ghostie egg cartons were in place. Double sided tape would probably have worked better but we didn't have any so scotch tape worked fine.
Flip it over and Voila! Ghosties!
Superfluous pics for the grandparents:
He was so proud of this! He kept pointing and telling us "white ghosts" and "hot?"
He kept blowing out the candle so this picture was taken in the few seconds it was actually lit.
Overall, a fun project and great for a rainy weekend... (again!)