Saturday, November 01, 2008

I'm Painting My Children Green, I'm Painting My Children Green ...

I have a strict personal rule - I do not post pictures of my children on the Internet. Well, I'm relaxing that rule just a bit because they aren't recognizable. That's the whole point of Halloween, right?

Well, this year they decided to be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have four children, and their personalities somewhat correspond with those of the Turtles, so we decided to go for it. I made the masks (this is why they look dumb - I don't sew) and I was deliberating about face paint when Kim says to me, "Use acrylics." I decided she was wise, so I went to Wal-Mart and got some. Well, this is where my natural "duh" kicked in. I know that regular acrylic washes right off, but apparently the shiny variety, not so much. I grabbed the right shade, didn't notice it was shiny, and was on my way.

My children are no longer green, but they aren't very happy.

Good thing they have a lot of candy to cheer themselves up with.

6 comments:

Karlene said...

My son was a TMNT one year. Green sweat suit, green face paint, and a rag for the eye mask. Easiest costume I've ever done.

Shiny acrylics? Didn't know they existed. But they look cool.

Framed said...

You always makes me laugh. This is a great picture. I do miss Halloween with my kids.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

So, are your kid's faces red now? All ready for Christmas? Just Kidding. My kids don't get into that so much anymore, but I definitely remember the days.
Fun blog. Glad you don't put your kids pictures on the internet. That trend really worries me.

Cheri J. Crane said...

This sounds like something I would have done. ;) Look at it this way, it gives the children something to discuss in years to come. "Remember that time when Mom . . ." =D

Great blog, as usual, Tristi.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Oh my! How much scrubbing did it take to get it all off? I bet Mom needed some chocolate by the time you were done!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Wonderful costumes!

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