halloween fun for kids: witch toiletries

September 22, 2010

witch toiletries

With the baby's birth coming up, I am feeling the need to get a head start on some October activities and Halloween-ish stuff. Otherwise, I'm afraid that maybe we won't get to do them. So, we've started the fun a bit early this year.

First let me share the book-spiration: Witches Four by Marc Brown
frog eye soap
I've had this book since I was a kid and now Juliet loves to read it. It's not a Halloween book, just a book about 4 witches who lose their hats. They are silly, cute witches--not the scary, evil kind. They have silly things in their house like this frog-eyed soap which I just HAD to make for us.
frog eyed soap
I just got some green soap and hot-glued some googly eyes onto it one evening after Juliet was in bed. It took about 5 minutes. I placed it in the bathroom for her to find the next morning. Upon seeing it, she asked if she could wash her hands immediately. She then proceeded to wash her hands every half hour for the rest of the morning.

She would say something like, "Um, Mom? Do you think my hands are a little bit dirty? I think they are. I need to go wash them." And then she would rush off to the bathroom to scrub up with some frog-eyed soap.

If I had known that a few googly eyes would inspire better hygiene, I would have done it earlier! Gone are the days of me discovering that she simply rinsed her hands with water when I told her to wash her hands for dinner!
spider paste
The next fun thing I copied from the witches is their spider paste.
spider paste
Juliet giggled when she saw it, but was not as eager to jump in and use it. She asked, "Um, what is that made of?" And I told her it was just regular toothpaste--there were no real spiders in it. Still she wasn't sure. But I kept reassuring her that I would never give her a real spider to put in her mouth, so she finally agreed to try it.

Teeth brushing time has been a giggly event these past few nights!
Here is the image I printed out--if you want to use it, too. You can double click on the image, then right click and save it to your computer. I pasted it into a word document and then printed it out.

To make the paste, I just wrapped a mini- toothpaste tube in duct tape, and then used clear packing tape to affix the label to the front.
more frog eyed soap

What fun Halloween things do you like to do at your house?
Linking to Sugar and Spice,Whatever Goes Wed, Bella Before and After, Hookin' Up with HoH, Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design, Strut Your Stuff, Show off Your Stuff, The Idea Room, Just Something I Whipped Up, M.M.M., Craftastic Monday, The CSI project

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Ticia said...

That's super cute! I wonder how my kids would react?

welcome to our wonderland said...

this is soo cute! i might have to do this for my girls to wake up to on halloween! :)

seeing if library has that book

Janna Widdifield said...

Where did you get that very cute toothbrush holder?

Jenny said...

How cool is that?! Great idea!

Bella said...

Aww,, I'm telling you this blog is SUPER original, I love it. I mean while the rest of us, (well me) have to wait to get inspiration from people like you, all you do is go to your books, and why I never thought of it, is beyond me. My kids love books, too, and my little one has about 30 of them dragged to my bed every night, lol. The soap and paste are SUPER CUTE, and I think my kids would sooo love that too. Perfect for the party I plan on having too, yayyy, thanks for sharing at **Amaze me August**, and if you have any more halloween ideas make sure to add them to **6 weeks 2 Spook**, gosh this is great. Thanks for remembering me again, I SOOOO appreciate it. Bella :)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Love the soap - that's absolutely adorable.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

I got the toothbrush holder at Homegoods a few months ago...actually, my mom bought it for Juliet, but that's where she got it!

artsy_momma said...

Fun! I love Halloween :) It's so neat that you got the inspiration from a book.

Cassie said...

LOL! I just love the soap!

Averie and Josie said...

This is soooo cute!! My girls would love this!! I'm going to check this book out.

My favorite Halloween book is The Halloweiner.

khull05 said...

Love, love it!!

Definitely making that soap! How fun!

Megan said...

oh my gosh, how cute! I bet your kids love this!

Army Wife Quilter said...

very cute. taking a book and bringing it to life. awesome

Taija said...

This is so fun and cute!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh my gosh this is SO cute! I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Playing by the book said...

You really made me smile this morning! Hope you're feeling really well. Thinking of you and the family.

Bella said...

Vanessa, I FEATURED this lovely post today, so feel free to come grab a FEATURED button, and THANK you again, for joining, and CAN NOT wait to see you back with more inspirational fun stuff. Bella :)

Desi said...

So cute! I still have that book from when I was a kid, and my little girl asks me to read it to her at least once a week. You have inspired me! Thanks soo much!

Janey said...

Just wanted to let you know I tried this last night with my boys. I loved the idea when I saw it in September and put the book on hold and have been reading it to my boys through the month. There reaction was priceless-- squealing, astonishment, and delight. It was so cute, and was one of the highlights of our Halloween. Thanks for the great idea!

leila said...
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leila said...

OMG! I LOVE the soap so much! Eleanor would get such a kick out of it!

silly eagle books said...

Thanks--it was pretty fun. :)

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