Creepy Crawly Family Night

We had a much improved family night last Monday.  The theme (since we’re so close to Halloween) was spiders!  I got a little carried away.  I kept thinking of fun spider things to do!  Who knew spiders could be so much fun?

In the afternoon the boys and I did some crafts.  We made spider hats and spider web art with a painted ball in a cardboard box.  Caden had a lot of fun and kept telling Jacob he was too little to hold the box.  Poor guy.  Then he tried to scare him with his spider hat. 

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He looks more annoyed than scared.  After craft time we decorated the table area with spider webs.  It looked very spooky!!!

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For dinner we had turkey meatballs, mashed potatoes, and green beans in the shape of a spider!

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… and the boys looked adorable in their hats!

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After dinner, caden made a spider sucker.  I found a giant gummy spider at Target (too giant in my opinion!  Who in their right mind eats such a giant gummy spider???  It’s ginormaous!  But I couldn’t find anything smaller.)  So we poked it on a sucker stick and dripped melted white chocolate on the back so he looked like he was in a web.

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The final product:

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Caden liked it!  (But I didn’t let him eat the whole thing… way too much gummy-ness!)

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I found a bag of spiders at Target too, so we went on a spider hunt.

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Then Caden read Geric the Itsy Bitsy Spider book that he had colored.  (I told you I went a little overboard!)

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So, that was a much more successful family night!  I’m trying to think of my theme for this week, since it’s Halloween and all.  Hmmmmmm…. stay tuned!

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5 responses

  1. Since there are no new posts I’ll have to comment on this one again. The dinner looks really yummy too. In fact, I am not craving smashed potatoes and green beans.

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