Laura and I are kicking off a new series we’re planning to do once a month (ish!): Mommy + Me Crafts! We are having so much fun navigating our children’s toddler years and adding craft time every chance we get. So we thought it would be a lot of fun to share some of our tested and (kid) approved crafts with you!
So, first up, Halloween village!
Nova and I were browsing Joann (as you do—lol) and she got so excited when we strolled past the birdhouses. I had just finished decorating for Halloween and I had no intention of adding on an extra time-intensive project, but we picked up a few birdhouses anyway. I thought we’d save them for holiday decor, but as soon as we got home she was begging me to paint the houses. And so our Halloween village was born!
Here are Nova’s houses. She did these on two separate days and had so much fun both times. Obviously, I added the bats behind her back.
Here’s the whole village!
It’s definitely on me that I spent hours and hours and hours painting my houses (I wasted, like three naptimes on them—haha), but I got obsessed and it was so much fun!
The best thing about this project is that we can add another house next year if it sounds fun. I love that!
If you make your own Halloween village with your littles, we’d LOVE to see it. Tag us on Instagram @abeautifulmess XOXO! Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.