Thursday, 25 October 2012

DIY Ghost for Halloween!

Here's what you need...
1 Liter Soda Bottle,
Cheese Cloth,
Old Towel,
Scrap piece of felt,
Styrofoam ball (the white kind works better.)
Wire (not pictured)


    • 1
      Stick the foam ball on top of an empty 1 liter plastic soda bottle. This forms a dummy of the ghost to help it keep its shape while you create it.
    • 2
      Wrap a long piece of wire around the neck of the soda bottle, with the wire coming out on either side to look like arms.
    • 3
      Place the cheese cloth over the ghost form, covering it completely. The cheese cloth should be long enough that there is leftover material all around the bottle.
    • 4
      Spray the cheese cloth heavily with the spray starch. The more starch you use, the better your ghost will hold its shape, so be generous with the starch.
    • 5
      Allow the ghost to dry in sunlight, if possible. Check if it's dry after a few hours.
    • 6
      Pull the dry ghost off of the bottle. Use scissors to cut two circles out of the black felt and glue them to the ghost's head with the craft glue to create the ghost's eyes.

      Original Idea from numerous places... 

Thursday, 18 October 2012


  • Squirrel Rescue

    Jennifer Keats Curtis (Author)
  • Laura Jacques (Illustrator)

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (July 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764342460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764342462
Purchase from : Amazon

This book was a fabulous and educational journey of two boys who find a baby squirrel and gave it back to its mom. This book is wonderful for all age children from the youngest toddler on up to grade school children. With the beautiful illustrations to add a picture to the words it makes it very easy to understand. Also the Author is donating money from every sale to help rescue squirrels which is a fabulous idea.

I highly recommend this book to any parent of young children to educate the children on what to do should they find a wild animal.

Perfect for the young during Fall...

Into the Pumpkin

By Linda Franklin

4 of 5 stars false

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (July 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764341839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764341830
Purchase from : Amazon

This book is a wonderful addition to your Halloween reads with small children. The illustrations are fabulous and the poetry is catchy for the young ones. I mean the first page of the book starts with:

Whoever you are,
No matter what age,
Don't be afraid to
turn the next page.

And that in itself made me laugh and say oh goodie there are going to be pages of poems. And sure enough it was exactly the type of book I thought it would be. Perfect for beginning readers. Children and adults can enjoy this book together for Halloween.

Two thumbs up for this fabulous and entertaining story.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Great for the young ones...

Song for Papa Crow


Purchase here: Amazon

I received this book from Net-Galley for my honest opinion. 

I have to say I enjoyed this book. It is a book of self-discovery and teaching an important lesson, To always be true to yourself and who you are. This lesson is very important in today's world where everyone is trying so hard to fit in and be the same.

In this book little crow feels bad because he can't sing as pretty as the other birds. He soon learns that his sound is unique for a reason.

The graphics are beautiful and we get to learn a lot about birds and their calls in the story.

I recommend this book to anyone with young children

Just in time for Halloween...



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Kritterkreep is a book which both young and old alike can enjoy. I read this book with my son who is 9 and we both agree that it was fabulous.

J.D. Gordon has created a fabulous group of Characters. We have Andy who is from a divorced home, living with his mother and step-father and baby sister. Surprisingly or not surprisingly he adores his baby sister and takes care of her if she wakes in the night at times. Since he is a young teen and a boy that is strange behavior to me but I'm oh so glad that the author made this young man so loving to his younger sister. And protective too, he would have to be the best big brother ever. As for Chester the step-father all I can say is what a turd. Andy doesn't have many friends but those he does have seem to be strong and true friends. And Elsa was such a sweet girl yet oh so strong.

This story had many creepy parts, but nothing so out there as to scare you so you couldn't sleep. It is perfect for that tween age where they want to be scared but still are sometimes afraid of things that go bump in the night. As I said my 9 year old read it and wasn't afraid at all, he had a few words he wasn't sure of what they were but for a whole he had very little difficulty reading it and found it to be entertaining. The "monster" kept him guessing for a long time as to what it was. To him it was everything from a demon to an imp to a monster.

J.D. Gordon has definitely created a story for both young and old alike. The only negative I found was that I didn't truly know what Elsa was. Other than that I would have to say I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone with 8 and up children for Halloween.

Watch and Wiggle

This is a fabulous video for anyone with young kids to get them up and moving to burn off a bit of energy... I suggest a daily game of Watch and Wiggle with your kids! Not only is it fun but its a great way to get them up and moving...

Sesame Street with Will.I.Am singing "What I Am!"

Sesame Street "I'm Elmo and I know it"