Pumpkin painting combos 1. Ultramarine blue + burnt umber for a great black. (no black from a tube!) 2. Cadmium yellow medium + Naples yellow = a nice highlight color above an eyebrow or above a lip. 3. Cadmium red medium + cadmium orange = rosy cheeks, nose, or ears 4. Burnt sienna + cadmium red medium, applied under the eyebrows or below the bottom lip for the sense of a shadow on the pumpkin’s skin. Or makes spooky smudges under the eyes!
Since we like to decorate in early October, we found that our jack-o’-lanterns were looking pretty rough by October 31. So instead of carving early in the season, we paint faces on one side of the pumpkins; then, as we get a couple of days away from Halloween, we carve the other side for the big night.
The bird sitting in a nest costume idea for moms-to-be gives an entirely new meaning to the term "nesting." One thing is for sure: this getup would win any costume contest, hands, er wings, down. (via FitPregnancy.com) #pregnant #halloween #costume
With eerie glowing eyes and goofy grin, this nocturnal critter will happily perch on a mantel or a protected front porch. To make, cut the top flaps off a box (we used a 16-ounce pasta box), then flip it over. Use a glue stick to cover the sides and bottom with black wrapping or construction paper. Halfway up the front, mark spots for eyes 2 inches apart. With a craft knife, cut an X for each eye (an adult's job), then widen each of the holes to measure 3/8 inch across…