punkins, boos & spiders, oh my!

*originally published on my old blog in fall of 2015; it feels particularly fitting to republish this in honor of little Miss Haylee’s 2nd Birthday today! And can you believe little Boo Maggie was barely in my belly then?!

T-Shirt from River Babe Threads; Tutu by Tin & Ella


It’s been a while! We knew we had to get back on the blogging bandwagon somehow, and what better way to make that happen than with a fun Halloween craft you can do with your little.

We have a few new faces here at Too Rah Loo headquarters, Miss Rischelle, our new “utility player” and awesome do-er of all things, and her sweet baby girl, Haylee. Miss Rischelle also just so happens to be a crafting queen, so we asked her to help us come up with some fun projects to share with you all!

Today, we’re decorating plates for Halloween using adorable toddler hands and feet!

What you’ll need:

– A couple of ceramic plates

– Different colors of Enamel Paint

– A few paint pens, a paint brush & some sponge brushes

Our supplies cost about $15 total at dollar/craft stores if you don’t already have any of the items on hand!

Step 1: Make sure your helpers are awake and ready to go!

“Hey baby! Wake up!”

Sam just loves his “Baby Hays”… and tickling her belly <3


Step 2: Get your supplies ready! We put an old table cloth upside down on the kitchen table to catch any spills (though oddly none even happened!)

Step 3: Paint-a-toddler!

We did three different plates… for the first, we used our foam brush to put paint on Sam’s feet for two super cute Lil Boos!
Silver paint on ticklish toes!
Black paint and a small paint brush to add some awesome BOO faces!
Orange paint pen for the finishing touch…


Next came a couple of Lil Punkins! We used orange paint on the palms of Sam’s hands…
And a little green on his finger for the stems…
Miss Rischelle added some awesome painted on Jack-O-Lantern faces!
And a little paint pen and fingerprint action to top it off!


We didn’t get quite as many shots of our last plate, because a sweet lil babe was hungry, but it was super fun to add to our collection!

Rischelle used a blue paint pen to draw an awesome web on our last plate.

Then we used black enamel paint and Sam’s handprint to make a spider…
 I attempted a little silver smiley face… from now on I’m leaving the faces to Rischelle!


Step 4: Distract toddler while you bake the plates in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes! We gave Sam some Crayola Kids Washable PaintCreativity Street Paint Brush, rolled some paper out on the table and let him go to town!


Step 5: Remove, let cool, and then either use to serve your favorite Halloween goodies or put on display!

For more Halloween and Fall craft ideas, check out our Pinterest board! 


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