Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Painting the Halloween Window

My mom is very artistic and growing up, every October, she helped us paint a Halloween scene on our front window. We had a very large, front window and there was usually a vampire, a haunted house, a lot of pumpkins and ghosts. My mom would let each of us paint our own ghost. I can't tell you how many hours I spent planning and drawing what my ghost was going to look like each year. I think more effort went into figuring out my ghost than my Halloween costume.

Anyway, I am not nearly as artistic as my mom and we don't have the same big front window, so instead, we each just paint our own ghost. Dentist husband is actually very artistic (his whole family is) and each year, he puts the rest of us to shame. Here he is painting his ghost--a tooth saying, "Roooooot canal.".
There is toothsomes 2 and 3.

And finally, the finished window.

(FYI--You just use powdered Tempera paint and it cleans off super easily with Windex.)


di said...

each year we drive by your house admiring your little ghosts! so cute!

Lindsey said...

I am laughing so hard at the "Roooot Canal." SO FUNNY!

Paige said...

That is darling!

ash said...

I really like this tradition and hope to have some nice big windows in my front room when the time comes to get a house. All of your ghosts are great!

michelle said...

I think we may have to try that, it looks sooo fun! I have been trying to think of projects to occupy the kids during conference this weekend.Any suggestions?