Halloween is coming and there’s nothing cuter than kids dressed up as monsters, ghouls, princesses, pirates and minions. We’d love to see pictures of your little monsters as they get ready to trick or treat.
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Stay tunes for some cuteness…..
My favorite season of the year is fall. I love the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures and the need for funky looking blazers. And, of course, fall means Halloween. I love carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds. It’s a tradition we’ve had in our house for a long time. But when my girls were small, carving pumpkins was a tricky and scary ordeal. So, we came up with some other alternatives that our girls could help with that didn’t involve sharp knives.
Instead of carving faces in this Jack-o-Lantern, we would use candy instead and glue or pin it to the pumpkins. It’s a great way for kids to be able to decorate the pumpkins themselves – and a sweet way to do it. From experience, hot glue guns don’t work so well – it melts the candy but craft glue or push pins will do the trick.
Potato Head Pumpkin
If your toy box was anything like mine, the Mr. Potato Head pieces are always floating around. Using the pieces to create fun and goofy faces is always a fun job for the whole family. The pieces go in fairly easily by twisting back and forth.
You can get those packages of sticky foam pieces at any craft or dollar store. You can get them in all different shapes and sizes to decorate your pumpkin. Even the littlest fingers will have fun helping with this.
Paint, glitter glue, puff paint and even glow-in-the-dark paint can all be used to decorate After you’ve painted, you can spray glitter paint to make the whole thing sparkle.
Do you have any other ideas? We’d love to hear them.
Music is a great skill to have in life, and being able to play an instrument can boost a kid’s confidence and help them to express themselves. My daughter is only 3 right now, but her father and I are already planning music lessons for her.
For older girls there’s a pretty awesome option.
Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls is an annual three-day camp for girls ages 13-17. The camp is run by volunteers, all local musicians, who encourage campers to express themselves through music .
Registration is now open for a camp taking place November 1, 2 and 3.
Registration is open to 25 girls this year thanks to an IndieGoGo campaign. Campers spend three days not only learning about playing electric guitar, bass and drums, but they also learn all sorts of other skills involved in being a musician, like sound checks and vocals, even stage presence. The goal of the camp is to encourage self-esteem at one of the roughest times in any girl’s life.
There is a fee of $20 for the weekend but that can be waived if it makes it inaccessible to a girl who wants to attend. Parents or interested girls can find more information on the website here.