Are your kids dreaming of unicorns? Imagine a world where rainbows gleam in the sky even on the sunniest of days. A place where gardens are alive outside all year, fairies flicker around from flower to flower making sure they have enough pollen for their bumble bee friends, not to mention some golden honey. Here […]
Costumes, Creepy-Crawlies and Candy. The three “C”s of Halloween. My kids love dressing up and they love being scared, but if you ask them, October 31st is all about the candy. I remember when I was young, holding tight to my parents’ hands and scrambling from door to door, ringing doorbells, shouting “Trick or treat!” at the top of my lungs, and waiting for enthusiastic reactions to my costume. Oh, and the candy. Of course, the candy. And when my siblings and I got home, dumping out our pillowcases onto the dining room table and comparing our loot. That was the best part of all!
Halloween is my family’s absolute favorite holiday of the year. We love coming up with creative, unique costumes – often with a family theme – and we take advantage of every opportunities we get to make a fun Halloween craft for kids. With Halloween just a few weeks away, my family has been busy making all sorts of paper crafts and Halloween decorations. I thought this witch craft was particularly adorable.
When we think of Halloween, we think of candy, trick-or-treating, and fun. We also think of scary things like goblins, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, vampires, and more. But for young children, any costume, even a cute or funny one, can be scary. Costumes make everyone and everything look unfamiliar, and make loved ones unrecognizable so children don’t know where to turn. Children also often (dare I say, usually?) refuse to wear the costumes that their parents so carefully selected or made for them.
When my kids come home from school with a project and the features on a face are in the wrong places, it makes me grin from ear to ear because I know their teacher let them make this kids craft all by themselves. She didn’t help them or “fix it” for them, and they did […]