Day 27 - Toot Toot Ghost Train on Platform 1

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Today we discovered Gingerbread Houses & Ghost Trains at Coles.  I always make one for Christmas so I was utterly delighted to discover Halloween versions!!  They come in a kit, so all you have to do is use the icing provided, and stick it all together on the tray (and hope it doesn't fall in a heap).  Luck was on my side, and everything stayed where it was supposed to!  My daughter Sophia (5) came home from school, so it was her turn to add all the decorations.  She loves to roleplay with My Little Ponies and Littlest Petshop toys, so I made her a paper doll (from Meljen's Designs) who we've called Mavis (cause that's who she looks like from Hotel Transylvania), and some cheeky ants eating corn (from Doodle Pantry) atop the marshmallow pumpkins.
Here's Mavis next to her giant cauldron of jellybeans.  She's got her broom just in case the beans decide to do a runner or the rat knicks any.
There's those cheeky ants, trying to steal the corn before it can be dipped in brightly coloured paints and fixed to the outside of the Ms Witch's Gingerbread Cottage (she's tried to keep it quiet, but we all know she's got dry rot in her walls!).  Mavis tells me those skeleton bones are great for Eye of Newt soup.
The Ghost Train (known as Gerald to his friends) is always grumpy.  He gets cranky when people steal his decorations or the village children just lick them right in front of him.  The witches are always poking him with their brooms and he swears there's bats playing in his roof!  What's there to be happy about.  One day he was a handsome prince and the next *toot* he's a train with a bad attitude.

Hope you enjoyed your train ride today!

13 comments

  1. What an adorable train! Love that the kids worked on it and just watched "Hotel Transylvania" 2 days ago and she does look like Mavis! Love the ant thieves! Pretty and pretty!

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  2. How fun that you could enjoy this creation with your daughter. Such a festive train and your stamped additions are adorable! xxD

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  3. Fun. Love this idea and your use of the images.

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  4. Not that I've looked, but I have never seen a gingerbread train for any holiday.
    You have perfected the haunted look. Mavis seems to have things under control.

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  5. Love all your details and Mavis is adorable! This is a gingerbread project I absolutely adore!
    ~kim

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  6. Love the ghost train and his grumpy face!

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  7. Ooooo what spooktacular fun! Everything is good enough to eat...such a delight and so yummy!

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  8. This is a brilliant train! I am sure your 5 year old loved helping!!

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  9. We both have angry eyebrows tiday

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  10. Gorgeous, This is beautiful.

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  11. This is so cool--I didn't even know they made kits like this! Love Mavis, too; she looks like quite a hip little witch.

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  12. So fun! Love the story, the images you choose work perfectly.

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  13. So cute the train. But even more so is your sense of humor poking out! Glad everything stayed where it was suppose to!

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