Pin the Tail on the Werewolf

So, my 7 year old daughter arrived home from school the other day holding a piece of paper with a bunch of names of the kids in her class written on it. She shows it to us and says excitedly, “These are the kids who signed up to come to my Halloween party!”

“Uh, what party?” was the instant reaction of both my wife and myself.

Well, we had to debate for a while on whether or not to let her have this party. On one hand we were upset because she didn’t talk to us first, but on the other hand, we were impressed that she would take the initiative and plan it out so well—which is much more than I would have even thought to do when I was 7.

I guess you can tell by the painting that I’m featuring on this entry, that we decided to let her have it. This painting is for one of the games she thought of to play: “Pin the Tail on the Werewolf.”

At first I just wanted to do something quickly and wasn’t very concerned if it turned out well or not—I was only thinking that it would used once—so I got some cheap poster board and used some cheap craft acrylics to paint it, but it turned out much better than I thought it would. My wife is even taking it to be laminated so we can reuse it.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been experimenting with painting in Photoshop and trying to get a hand painted texture to it. With the way this came out I’m really getting the itch to brush up on my painting skills (not pun intended).

Pictured here are also a few of the tails. i think I made around 10 of them.

The party is today. There should be about 10 kids coming.

I have a happy daughter.

If you would like to download PDF files to print so you can play “Pin the Tail on the Werewolf” at your next Halloween or Twilight party, see the links below!

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