A few days ago, she posted about decorating her stairs with silhouettes of mice for Halloween. Sounds creepy, but looks adorable!
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How cute is that?!? I can barely stand it. I immediately wanted to do it in my house, but then I remembered two things: (1) my stairs are carpeted, and (2) I have three children under the age of 4. There is NO WAY they would leave these things alone. I would find ripped and crumpled mouse bodies all over my house.
But I still loved the idea, so I enlisted the help of my third graders. Every Friday, they earn 20 minutes of "Friday Free Time." During that time they can draw, play games, talk....whatever! Last Friday I asked if anyone was interested in helping me decorate the room for Halloween, and nearly all 20 of them volunteered. I let them stick the mice where ever they wanted. It's actually pretty hilarious...I keep finding mice in the most unexpected places: on my tissue box, on my printer, behind my bookshelves. The room looks great!
here. I just printed them out on printer paper, and then we cut them out. If I were doing this for my home, I would probably make a template and then trace the mice on black contact paper. Then you can cut them out and stick them wherever you like. Enjoy!
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