For weeks now I’ve been seeing Halloween decorations at my favorite craft stores and discount super giants. This means it is time to start decorating the yard, thinking about costumes for the kiddos, and of course, fun crafts! Last year, I wrote about the Halloween Boo project that some of my neighbors started. We had so much fun, I thought I would share it with you and participate again this year.
The Halloween Boo Project is a fun, neighborhood activity. It works kind of like a secret Santa event you may do at work or with friends. What basically happens is that one neighbor kicks it off by picking two neighbors to “Boo.” A Boo is a goodie bag or Halloween pumpkin basket that you fill with treats or crafts and secretly leave at your neighbor’s doorstep. Inside the basket you include The Boo Poem and instructions on what to do next. You should also include a picture of the cute little ghost above, or do an internet search for “boo’d for Halloween” to find other ghost printouts.
Once you get Boo’d, you post the ghost picture on your door letting your other neighbors know that you have already been boo’d. (You still might get Boo’d twice but that’s okay, twice the fun.)
I had never heard of the Boo project until it happened to us and still don’t know who actually “Boo’d” us. We had so much fun doing it last year that we can’t wait to do it again this Halloween. Except this year, I would like to make a simple craft to put in our boo basket instead of running to a dollar discount store to fill the basket with trinkets and candy. I was thinking that maybe we can make ghosts out of tissue paper. These gravestone lollipop covers look fun and add a scary touch to something store bought. And finally, these white chocolate ghost cookies look yummy and seem like something that can easily be recreated with the kids.
The holidays are always a fun time and good opportunity to implement crafts for the kids. For us, this Halloween will kick us off for another crafty season!
Have you heard of the Boo project in your neighborhood?