Pin a Bow Tie on Mr. Bones
Hello! We are back with another round of printables–this time it’s all about Halloween!! Don’t miss the fall printables from last month. Check out that awesomeness above–I’m so excited for every one of these printables!
Raise your hand if you are a room mom! Or if you are planning on having a Halloween party. Or if you just like to print really big things for a tiny bit of money!
I’m the PTA room mom coordinator for our elementary school this year, so Mr. Bones here was created to help make all room mom’s a little less frazzled when they are put in charge of a game for the class party. You play just like you would pin the tail on the donkey, only using bow ties instead of tails.
At 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall, Mr. Bones is practically life size. The secret to getting him printed so big for a killer price is to upload him to Staples or another printer that offers engineering prints. A black and white print this size will only set you back about $7 (but feel free to print him smaller if you’d like). Note that the printing will not be perfect, but for this it will be just fine. Because engineering prints are typically for blueprint printing some printers don’t like to print a lot of black, so I’ve made a lighter one as well.
Printing takes 1 hour at our local Staples, but you may want to check with your printer before the day of the party. With Mr. Bones in hand, a blindfold and some bow ties (tutorial below) you will be set for the party.
Mr. Bones Black
Mr. Bones White
There’s a cheater’s way to tie the perfect bow. Fabric and ribbon will both work. The measurements really depend on how big of a bow you want, but here’s how I made our Mr. Bones’ ties. First cut a piece about a foot long and 1-2″ wide and another piece just a couple of inches long. Fold the longer piece in half and glue. Then pinch the tie in the middle and wrap the smaller piece around it and use glue to secure. I think a basket of these would be really fun to use. But let’s face it, the last thing mom’s want to be doing the night before a party is making 20 little bow ties. So I’m giving you a bow tie printable that you can print on colored cardstock and cut out if that is more your style!
If you’re looking for more ideas for Halloween parties, you’ll love the 17 activities we rounded up in this post for Halloween.
Be sure to check out all 12 of the printables in this blog hop!
#1 The Dating Divas – Eat, drink, and be SCARY with this flirty Halloween game for two!
#2 Somewhat Simple – Double, Double, Toil + Trouble | An 8×8 print and 4×4 tags of Shakespeare’s ultimate Halloween equation!
#3 Whipperberry – Boolicious Halloween Treat Bags
#4 Crafting Chicks – Pin the Bowtie on Mr. Bones game for Halloween parties.
#5 Tatertots & Jello – You’ve been Spooked” door hanger tag, basket tag and instructions for neighbor gifts
#6 L’il Luna – Surrender Your Treats Printable perfect to display at your home for some fun Halloween decor!
#7 My Sister’s Suitcase – Add these Treat Tags to a “kit” of supplies to bake up some Halloween goodies!
#8 I Heart Nap Time – A fun Fall s’mores tag and candy wrapper set.
#9 The 36th Avenue – Chic Halloween Printable Sign… Ready to decorate?
#10 Paging Supermom – This fabulously gruesome Eye Ball Garland is super simple to create with paper plates, yarn and this free printable.
#11 The TomKat Studio – A sweet Halloween treat perfect for “BOO-ing” your neighbors!
#12 The Idea Room – Give your ghouls some Monster Mints with this fun Mint Dispenser Label.