Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet

Trick or treat, smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.
If you don't, I won't be sad. I'll just make you wish you had!



How about this picture from the McClain archives?! Funny story.

When Baby Ben was just two years old and I frantically put on the last touches of his costume, it never occurred to me he would NOT want to go Trick-or-Treating. (See, I'm not really much of a seamstress, so this was a real labor of love and a little madness.) Oh my. I was floored, and not just because my costume masterpiece would go unused, but because of all that candy I, oops, he would miss.

After much humiliating begging and grovelling, Baby Ben agreed to try at least one door. He quickly grasped the concept of costume=candy. Smart, that kid! We made it half way around the block with a respectfully filled bucket when one of our neighbors got into the spirit of Halloween and answered the door with a "Boo!" Well, one "Boo!" sent Baby Ben off into a tizzy and we had to run all the way home. This has to be one of the most under-utilized costumes of, at least McClain family lore . . .



The project started with a box.


Then I added a couple of specimen-filled test tubes.


That was fun, so I added two more specimen-filled test tubes.


And then . . . I put it all together . . .



Lots of great challenges out this week –

For my specimen treats, I found these at Target. Snap! They're perfect.

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I modified Lisa Somerville's template for a four-test tube holder only a little bit. It's a great template you can find here. She also made templates for single and double test tube holders you can find here. (Thanks Lisa, you Rock!)

Here are the Copic markers and the rest of the recipe.

  • Fibers: Raffia Ribbon, linen thread, fabric scraps for bow, Stampin' Up! Raven Trim Lace
  • Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic  markers (see below), Clear Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (tea die)
  • Paper – Neenah and Stampin' Up! cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Haunted.
  • Stamp: Eat Cake Graphics Happy Halloweenie cling stamp set
  • Tools: Nestabilities, EK Success 1" circle punch
  • Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Basic Eyelets and Vintage Trinkets. Making Memories Vintage Findings, Matte Buttons
  • Misc.:  German Glass Glitter, Martha Stewart Test Tubes



This is for all the little boys and girls who put on pumpkin costumes so their Moms can get some Candy!




Sweet Comments

  1. Eeekk!!!  This is absolutely adorable!!  I love everything about it and those tags are delish!  What  a fun trick or treat memory!  Glad you joined us at Wee Memories :)

  2. This is just adorable..

  3. What a fabulous and fun project.  A great family story too.

  4. This is ADORABLE! What a great idea for the "specimins" in the testubes…and you're right…those finger things are AWESOME!  I love the little pumpkin boys and your precious family memory..that is just too cute. Thanks for including Catch the Bug in the challenges you played along with. I do hope you'll join us for our next challenge…I would love to see more of your creations.

  5. Oh I love this
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  6. Glad you enjoy my template – love your altered version.  Fab use of the template love how you decorated the test tubes and the fun treats you found to fill them!

  7. very cute and a cool idea!
    thank you for participating in the 3D Halloween challenge at Bugaboo!

  8. WOW, this is AMAZING!  Thanks so much for sharing it with BUGABOO's 3-D Halloween challenge:)


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