Hello All! I'm glad to be sharing my new blog post (#2 for me). I'm having a lot of fun putting down my thoughts and sharing fun fall activities that I'm finding... I hope you enjoy this too!
New York is just so beautiful in the fall and the weather is crisp and lovely. October is a fun month for our family as we go apple and pumpkin picking and finding some really cool Fall Festivals around town. The kids are settling into school really well and we are having a ball deciding on (and trying on) our costumes for Halloween. Even with all of this fun stuff going on, it is also a time for reflecting and thinking of others, as this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think of close friends who have had scares and I think of someone that I knew from High School who recently lost her fight at the very young age of 39, leaving her husband and 5 year old daughter behind. It makes me squeeze my children tighter and try not to sweat the small stuff. It also reminds me to appreciate every moment. Even the ones where my kids are driving me nuts! HA! (If you would like to donate, simply click on the picture below and it will take you to the American Cancer Society).
Now back to fall and Halloween crafts; I found a really cute and appropriately "ghoulish" craft on www.blogmemom.com. A project is always special when it includes kids very own hand prints. It's Spooky Halloween Hands!
You can click on the picture for the full tutorial, but this is an easy craft that kids will have a lot of fun doing. Basically drawing and then cutting out the shapes of their hands, gluing on orange triangles, lots of glitter glue fun for design and creepy colored wiggly eyes! (With younger kids, I would simply pre-cut the orange triangles and their drawn hand prints for them). For kids that are 5 and up, it will be a good craft for them to hone their scissor skills.. Happy Halloween Crafting!
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