It’s hard to think of October without thinking about Halloween and it’s nearly impossible to think about Halloween without thinking about trick or treating. This year, a big part of our Halloween decorating includes a little bit of safety by creating some custom luminaries with a little help from International Delight.
In our neck of the woods, it gets pretty dark this time of year and I’m always worried about kids running up to our house and tripping over the sidewalk or taking a header in the driveway. Just to keep everyone a little safer, we like to set out luminaries so that the kids have a clear (and visible) path for getting up to our front door for that sweet, sweet candy!
Thankfully, October also brings cooler weather, which means a nice cup of coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer from International Delight. Since we are a family that hates for things to go to waste, we make it a point to clean out our empty International Delight bottles (and maybe those of a few friends who know us too well!) so that the kids can decorate their very own luminaries.
I am always amazed at how excited the kids are to get started on projects like this. It’s incredible to watch their little minds start to work out just how they are going to approach it.
We start by prepping the area. Newspaper for spills? Check! Paper plates for palettes? Check! Water cups for washing off brushes? Check! Smocks to protect clothes? Oops!!
At this point, you can really just let them go at it. A few tips: Tempera paint DOES NOT STICK…use acrylic paint and water it down just a little so that it spreads easier. Also, a craft knife and some masking tape are your friends for creating clean lines for precise designs.
After everything is dried you can get some pretty interesting results. I will admit that the black paint makes your design stand out a little more, but try explaining that to two girls dead set on their color schemes!
To finish the project, cut out a space in the back big enough for a small battery powered tea light and pour in some fish gravel (black and/or orange, of course) so that the wind doesn’t blow your creations across the yard. Add in your tea light and you are all set for a fun (and safe) Halloween!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.