With my Halloween Doodle Embroidery Patterns on CRAFT and Snapsuit Costumes on PBS Parents, this past week has clearly been all about creating things for baby in celebration of Halloween. I thought today though, I’d cap-off the tike-trifecta with a project you can do with baby! Turn those pint-sized paws into haunted handprints on a keepsake bib that’s totally “boo” worthy!
Strip baby down or cover him or her in a paint smock. Pour small amount of paint onto a piece of paper (freezer or wax paper works great); and place baby’s hand in it. You’ll have to move fast at this point and just come to peace with the fact that the prints wont be perfect. Spread baby’s fingers as much as possible and press down on bib to create first ghoulie. If baby’s delighted at the gooshiness of the paint, repeat for 2nd and 3rd ghoulies. If baby screams in disgust at the texture, threatening to fling paint all over your face; abandon ship. Wash baby’s hand’s right away with warm water and soap.
Use fabric marker to draw ghoulie eyes and mouths.
Print out “Drooly Ghoulie” & “2009” labels on printable fabric (or just use the fabric marker to write it directly on the bib).
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!