With This Great Guide To Celebrating The Spirit And Spirits Of Halloween, No Special Magic Is Needed To Enjoy The Latest Trend In Family Fun Tricks Treats Has Tons Of Great Ideas For Halloween Costumes, Decorations, Parties And Tempting Fun Foods Over Projects This is a useful book to have on your craftroom shelf When you get back from your summer vacation at the seashore, browse this book while you listen to the crickets sing in the morning after you get the kids off to their first days of school If you look around you, there are signs of autumn everywhere spider webs on the lawn, yellow leaves falling on the sunniest warmest of early September days, morning glories that look if possible evenglorious after enjoying a little bit of coolne This is a useful book to have on your craftroom shelf When you get back from your summer vacation at the seashore, browse this book while you listen to the crickets sing in the morning after you get the kids off to their first days of school If you look around you, there are signs of autumn everywhere spider webs on the lawn, yellow leaves falling on the sunniest warmest of early September days, morning glories that look if possible evenglorious after enjoying a little bit of coolness overnight Crickets still scratching away as late as 10 AM are a sure sign that harvest fun must be just around the corner.The introductions to each of the chapters in this book transported me away from the heat humidity of summer to the cooler days of early autumn They are a nice addition to the craft instructions really got me in the Halloween mood.There are quite a few of what I call cheesy crafts in this book, but it s desirable anyway because of the detailed directions easily photocopied patterns I like the addition of a General Directions section in the back I ve been sewing crocheting since I was 7 years old, but this old dog really could use some new tricks, as well as a brushing up on the old ones.The Smiling Scarecrow at the beginning of the book is a fun craft that you can put your own unique artistry into turn out something that the kids will look forward to unearthing from storage every September 21 I like the simple but satisfying Hanging Ghosts the ones that use balloons simple papier mache because the finished product really is adorable You won t feel guilty about just throwing these away after Halloween because you ll look forward to making them again next year, so storing them doesn t have to be a concern I thought these would be particularly spooky if you put a string of mini lights inside or around their circumference.There s a lengthy section on kids costumes There are so many inexpensive Halloween costumes available at the big box discount stores that I wouldn t put all the time energy into making one myself Use your time sitting with your feet up with a cup of apple cinnamon tea a book of Victorian ghost stories while the kids are at school or out playing Remember If mama ain t happy, ain t nobody happy The makeup tips are useful fun, though.The Pumpkin Head Family is fun I bet you findthan a couple of new ideas for a comical front porch display I love how the authors used the pumpkins stems as noses And you don t have to make a huge mess carving the pumpkins to give your gourd true personality.The Fun Foods section includes lots of doable recipes that will delight your little partygoers I know my grandchildren especially love to decorate cookies then immediately eat them, of course.The highlight of this book, for me, was the fusible web Scaredy Cat quilt, Halloween wall hanging pillows I don t use fusible web often, but I know it s easy quick I would make the Scaredy Cat quilt with antique reproduction fabric to make it look like it s vintage My mind started to race with possibilities looking at these three projects I also like things I can hang on the wall or use as whimsical decor touches in the living room.Checkfor this book from used book sellers I bet you can find it for notthan a couple of dollars you ll turn to it throughout the year I love Halloween no matter what month of the calendar it is Appropriate for grade school children Felt rather dated.
- 144 pages
- Tricks & treats - the ultimate halloween book
- Deborah Harding
- 10 December 2019 Deborah Harding