Simple skeletons! Plus, GRAND Social No. 228 link party for grandparents

Simple skeletons!

We're officially one week away from Halloween, and I haven't put up or out or on one single holiday decoration. With all the truly scary stuff going on in our country and beyond right now, it seems rather silly to add some faux frights to the mix. And especially silly — well, especially a waste of time, to be honest — when the chances of grandkids of mine arriving at my door for a quick trick-or-treat or visit of any sort during Halloween season are zilch, nada, zero.

Call me a Halloween Grinch, if you must. I'm okay with that.

That said, I do have a quick Halloween craft to offer up for those of you who will have grandkiddos around for spooky fun of any degree. It's super simple, super quick, and super inexpensive.

(And it's one you may have seen before considering it's from my archives.)

Click the image below to see not only detailed instructions, but my adorable Bubby and Mac making their ghoulish guys, too!

Halloween skeleton craft

See! So simple!

Are you as Grinchy as me when it comes to Halloween decor this year? Feel free to admit it — or to admonish me for my grinchiness. (My laziness is more accurate, to be quite frank.) 

GRAND Social No. 228

You, my grandparent blogger friends, are far from lazy, so I have no doubt you all have lots to link up in this week's GRAND Social! I'm so pleased you're here and willing to share your stories, crafts, recipes and such. Have at it!


grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.