Monday, September 21, 2009

Favorite Blogs

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Best 10 minutes

I got to hold my new son for the first time. Best 10 minutes. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Smashed Witch Pencils

Materials: (for 1 smashed witch)
1 (6 inch) orange pipe cleaner
1 (6 inch) white pipe cleaner
1 (6 inch) and a (3 inch) yellow pipe cleaner
1 (6 inch) and a (3 inch ) brown pipe cleaner
1 (2 1/2 ) and a (1 1/2 ) green pipe cleaner
1 Pencil
1 (1 inch) green pom-pom
1 square black craft felt
Wire cutter ·
Tacky white craft glue or low temperature hot glue
2 google eyes
2 (10 inch) strand of yarn

Instructions: -
To make each smashed witch pencil twist 1 orange and 1 white pipe cleaner together fold and wrap pipe cleaners in half around pencil about 2 1/2 inches from eraser and twist create legs of witch curl ends o1f twisted pipe cleaners to create toes -with wire cutter cut brown pipe cleaner under the orange and white pipe cleaner and wrap 3/4 way down take yellow pipe cleaner and twist with brown then shape like a broom -using paper to trace pattern pieces cut out the cape from black felt cut and discard top point of cape cut circle from felt to create brim of hat then come from top of hat clue pom-pom on to the pencils on top of the #2 then clue the cape on to the pencil under the pom-pom -spread glue along one short side of triangle spread glue along one short side of triangle over lap other side and press with fingers to secure the glued area trim excess felt glue to hat brim -glue yarn to the hat then glue on to hat -then glue on to green pipe cleaner as arm's - the glue google eyes. **Craft came from Spooky Fun Book by Marion Haslam 2005**

Bat Lanp Shade

Fun and easy way to add so Halloween Charm with Bat Lamp Shade

1 sheet of black craft foam (with sticky back)

1 trace pattern, then cut from craft foam, remove sticky back paper then stick on to lamp shade.

Craft from 2008

Ghost Lanterns

Clean plastic gallon milk jugs
Black permanent marker
Craft knife
String of 50 clear low-wattage holiday lights

Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jugs (Tip: Leave the caps on while you do this so the jugs don't dent) Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug Arrange the ghosts near each other and string the lights between them (stuff several bulbs into each jug) **Craft came from 2008**

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads

These decorations need to be made at least 1 week before Halloween in order for them to shrink
1 c. Lemon juice
Apple corer
Firms Apples
1 TBS Salt
Paring Knife
Black Pen
Cocktail stick and a length of heavy string if you want to make garland


Peal and core your apples. Use the black pen to draw whatever facial expressions and features on one side of the apple. Make the drawings large so when the apple shrinks you can see them. Carve out the facial features with a paring knife. Pour salt into the lemon juice. Dip each apple into the juice solution. This will help eliminate the apple from turning too brown. Leave the apples out somewhere warm such as above a radiator or an airing cupboard. In a few days the apples will shrink and shrivel to look like wrinkled faces. **Craft came from Spooky Fun Book by Marion Haslam 2005** See more fun craft ideas at