I was perusing Pinterest for Halloween costume ideas, and just happened across a picture of someone with an I Spy Tshirt. I knew it was perfect. It is SO hard to come up with a costume that works for DH and our annual party. But anything that just requires him to wear a Tshirt is perfect. We had a lot to do in a short amount of time.
Using google images, we both chose 30 to 40 images of things that we liked and put them into a Powerpoint. After the images were assembled, I created the rhyme for each. We printed them onto transfer paper and ironed them onto the shirt. (Be sure to flip everything horizontally before you print.) Or you can print it on cardstock or paper and stick on the Tshirt with tape or fabric glue. I picked up a couple of magnifying glasses for a dollar each at Walmart. We put the rhymes on the back of the shirt, so we usually ended up with one person reading and another one finding the items. Costume AND activity all in one!
I could have gone crazy with the “eye” idea on a lot of foods, but I opted to just add candy eyes to the Chocolate Sugar Cookies and cupcakes. I picked up a couple of eyeball cups to hold our cutlery as well.
Using two zippered pencil pouches with clear windows, I filled them with all sorts of tiny things that I found around the house. I also purchased a few miniature items from Michaels. I filled the pouch with 2 ½ cups of filler beads found in the floral department. Be sure to take a picture of the items before you put them into the pouch, so you know what is in each one. Once I was finished, I ran a bead of glue over the zipper. After it dried, I covered it with a couple of pieces of decorative duct tape. I also had enough filler to make an I Spy game with a leftover parmesan cheese container.
Since it was a cool evening, we planned for inside activities with a scavenger hunt and Wii I Spy. However, the weather did not deter a game of football or flashlight tag. (Or tag with flashlights.)
The Wii game was pretty entertaining for the kids and the adults. I look forward to working through more puzzles in my free time. (Ha!)