Getting ready for Halloween

Making further additions to our Halloween display…inspired by Day of the dead we painted some peg dolls.

We painted a witch next and made a hat and cloak for her with felt.

Nadia made a little red riding hood peg doll…all ready here in her felt hood.

Looking very cool with the day of the dead masks we worked on a different day.

Here’s the final display. My camera battery was charging as we worked so I could not take any pictures while Nadia made these items.

Have a great week.



Kali Pujo

Kali Pujo always brings this song to mind “Mayer paer joba hoye uth na phoote mon”…So Nadia and I decided to make a painting duo this time for Kali Pujo. Nadia painted a red hibiscus (Joba flower) and I made a rendition of Maa Kali.



DSCF3934I helped her add some darker strokes here for a better effect. Both of these were done using watercolors.

DSCF3936Here’s my Maa Kali painting.


Have a great Kali Pujo celebration.



Halloween spooky castle

This castle has been planned for a while now. We have been saving paper towel rolls, yogurt cups for a few weeks. Below is our raw material, to save on time I spray painted everything gray. Recycled to our hearts content…



We glued everything together and Nadia helped paint the walls.DSCF3835

Finally, our castle framework is ready!

We then created two witches to stand guard. A paper cup for a body and foam heads. Nadia painted their clothes and face.



We also cut out paper strips to make a broom.DSCF3885

Nadia stuck some cotton for her hair.DSCF3890

We made a few ghosties for our castle spires out of coffee filters and cotton. Nadia drew on their eyes.


Finally, we put them all together. What followed is an epic playtime between dinosaurs and witches and ghosties. What fun 🙂




Finally the little girl is asleep, dreaming of a T-rex that she is going to dress up as for school tomorrow.

Have a great halloween!



Pumpkin carving

We’re having a witch fest at home…A witch banner, a witch brewing some potions for our pumpkin carving. We are also working on a fabulous castle which hopefully will be done tonight. Here’s Nayeem helping cut the pumpkin top off for us.DSCF3856

Yeah…lets start carving!DSCF3859

Finally all done…DSCF3860

Here’s how she looks on our front porch. DSCF3861Have a great week.



Cereal box spooky house

Halloween is upon us soon…Just love this time of the year. Starts with Ganpati, then EID, Durga Puja, Halloween and then Diwali. So much to paint, so little time 🙂

We used a cereal box for this one. Turned it inside out, I drew a house.DSCF3848

Nadia then painted the walls, roof, door, windows…DSCF3850

I cut out the windows and the door.DSCF3854

I used the plastic from the cereal box for the windows and drew on some halloween decorations. Folded and glued the box and voila now Nadia can carry it around.DSCF3866


A lighted candle inside just build the mood. Note: This is a paper box so if you use a real candle, make sure you extinguish it when not around.DSCF3869We are saving our cereal boxes. By Christmas we should be able to create an entire village 🙂

Have a great week.