Homemade Day of the Dead Altar, Family Shrine

Homemade Day of the Dead Family Altar or Memorial Shrine
Day of the Dead or 'Dia de los Muertos' is the Latino variation of the Catholic holy day of All Saints Day. Hispanic families gather to honor deceased family members. They also create family altars. Here's how to make a Day of the Dead memorial shrine. Read More

Bible Character Costume Props for Halloween, Trick or Treat, All Saints Day


Homemade Props for Bible Character Costumes: Halloween, Vacation Bible School, All Saints Day If you are dressing as a Bible character for Halloween, trick or treat, All Saints Day, a passion play, Sunday School or Vacation Bible School or a church harvest or costume party, here are props and symbols for major Biblical figures.
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Easy Bible Character Costumes for Halloween

Easy Bible Character and Saints Costumes for Halloween or All Saints Day Whether you celebrate Halloween and trick or treat and have children dress as saints, or if you celebrate All Saints Day with a costume party, here are tips for easy, creative saints and Bible character costumes. Recycle bin and no-sew costumes, too. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Countdown Calendar

Free Printable Halloween Countdown Calendar Oh the agony of waiting for little ones looking forward to Halloween and trick or treat. 'How many more days?' They ask. Why not turn this anticipation into a fun learning experience? Here is a free printable Halloween trick or treat countdown calendar. Read More

Green Recycled Nature Crafts for Halloween and Harvest Parties

Eco-Friendly Recycled Halloween and Autumn Harvest Craft Ideas Planning your annual Halloween or harvest party? Here are great fall themed crafts that focus on autumn harvest and non spooky Halloween fun. Easy, inexpensive fall crafts using recycled materials. Read More

How to do Zombie, Ghoul, Skeleton Make-Up for Halloween and Trick-or-Treat

How to Create a Zombie, Ghoul, Skeleton Face for Halloween Looking for monster make up tips for Trick or Treat? I was fortunate in high school and college to have had extensive training in theater make up. Theater make up techniques work very well for Halloween costumes, too. Here is my diy guide to creating a zombie, ghoul, ghost or skeleton face. Read More

Free Printable All Saints Day Party Games: Saints Costume Scavenger Hunt and Riddle Games

Free Printable All Saints Day Party Games: Saints Scavenger Hunt and Riddle Guessing Games Planning an All Saints Day party or party after All Saints Eve mass? Here are several free printable party games. I've written several variations of an All Saints Scavenger Hunt and Riddle Game. Print these clues for your All Saints Party. Read More

Free Printable Catholic Party Games for All Saints Day or Halloween

Catholic All Saints Day Party Games Catholics celebrate All Saints Day on November 1, following All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween. Families and churches seeking alternatives to Halloween celebrate All Saints Eve parties. Here are games to play for your All Saints Day or Eve party. Read More

Spooky Halloween Party Food and Buffet Treats--Free Printable Recipes

Spooky Halloween Party Buffet Foods and Treats Want to scare ghosts and goblins this Halloween? Try these spooky trick or treat party goodies. These treats will satisfy every vampire, witch, bat, zombie, ghost, mummy, ghoul, skeleton and monster on your Halloween party guest list. Read More

Easy Non Toxic Face Paint Recipes for Halloween

Safe, Non Toxic Face Paint Recipes for Halloween Face painting is a fun part of dressing up for Halloween. Many costumes require a mask or face paint of some kind. Here are easy, diy recipes to make your own face paint that is safe and non-toxic. These recipes should not cause skin irritation Read More

Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos Party Activities

Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead Lesson Plans Party Activities  The Latino culture has shared many rich traditions. Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), celebrated on November 1 -All Saints Day in the Catholic church- honors deceased relatives. Here are activities and lessons to celebrate Day of the Dead. Read More

Free Printable Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Crafts, Coloring and Activities

Free Printable Day of the Dead Crafts, Lesson Plans,Activities
El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, commemorates the lives of beloved dead. The Day of the Dead reflects the Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day, November 1 and 2. To my Latino and Hispanic friends, I apologize that it took so long to get this posted. I didn't realize I hadn't added it. What would Halloween and All Saints Day be without 'Dia de los Muertos'? Need free printable activities? Read on for free printable coloring pages

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages and Greeting Cards


Free Printable Halloween Greeting Cards, Invitations, Coloring Pages Looking for good seasonal and holiday coloring pages? Fisher-Price. Fisher-Price has free printable coloring pages for Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day. Read More

Top Halloween Costumes: Children, Adults, Couples, Adults

Top Halloween Costumes: Lady Gaga, Toy Story 3, Twilight, Despicable Me Ah Halloween. That time when we let our inhibitions down and raid the dress up box for the perfect Halloween costume. I write extensively about Halloween and follow trends Here's what's hot for for Halloween costumes: children, adult, couples, group. Read More

Royal Oak Music Theater SPSC Halloween Bash

Royal Oak Music Theatre SPSC Halloween Boo Bash 2010 with WSG Killer Flamingos Looking for some hoppin' Halloween happenings? Don't miss out on the Royal Oak Music Theatre's Stay and Play Boo Bash 2010, October 29, 2010 at 7:45. Ticket price includes four bottles of beer or three cocktails and music of WSG Killer Flamingos. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages Need activities to keep anxious little trick or treaters engaged until Halloween? Here are free printable Halloween and trick or treat coloring pages. Not too scary, these coloring pages are geared for preschool and elementary age children. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Mazes and Puzzles

Free Printable Halloween and Trick or Treat Mazes Mazes are puzzles in which the player must follow a path, usually with his pencil, through a complicated pattern. Mazes are great fun and make great lessons to practice eye-hand coordination. Here are free printable Halloween and trick or treat mazes. Read More

Royal Oak Michigan 'Spooktacular' Downtown October 24, 2010

Royal Oak downtown merchant Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Halloween comes early this year for children in Royal Oak. The Royal Oak downtown merchants will host their annual trick or treat event, 'Spooktacular." Read More

Free Christian Halloween Party Planner

Free Printable Christian Party Planner for October Parties Religious and Christian themed party with games and activities for an October event that avoids the Halloween mentality. Includes games, costumes, decorations, activities and service opportunities. Read More

Apple Orchard U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Pony Farm Harvest Fest

Fruit Ridge Hayrides Harvest Fest Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch Family Fun There's no better place to be in fall than an apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Fruit Ridge Hayrides Fall Fest serves up hay rides, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, fire engine rides, pig train, donuts and cider. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Free Printable Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Trick or Treat Carving the traditional Halloween pumpkins is a time-honored rite of trick or treat. If you are looking for some unique, creative pumpkin carving stencils for your jack o lantern, you've come to the right place. Here are free printable pumpkin stencils. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Felt Board Story Patterns

Free Printable Preschool Felt Board Stories, Patterns, Templates and Stencils Felt boards are a teaching tool used in preschool classes to teach lessons and tell stories by illustrating with felt pieces. Here are free printable felt board or flannel board stories, patterns, templates and stencils. Read More

Free Printable Preschool Halloween Crafts and Activities

Free Printable Cut and Paste Preschool Themes, Crafts, Lessons and Activities Looking for free printable preschool and elementary cut and paste paper crafts for holidays, patriotic celebrations, religious themes, school themes, math activities, social studies and science crafts and lesson plans? Check out Making Learning Fun. Read More

Homemade Despicable Me Minions Halloween Costume


Easy Despicable Me Minion Halloween Costume Ideas
Steve Carell's new cartoon Despicable Me with the cute little yellow Twinkie-shaped minions is a huge hit. I predict that we will see lots of little yellow minions this Halloween. Here's how to make a Despicable Me minions Halloween costume. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Costume Patterns, Accessories Templates

Free Printable Halloween Costume Patterns  Halloween costumes are expensive to buy or rent. Why not make your Halloween costume this year? I just found a website with 200 free printable Halloween costume patterns, templates and designs for babies, children, teens and adults. All free. Read More

Couples Halloween Costume: Doll Twins with Pull-String

Couples Halloween Costume: Pull String Talking Toy Doll Twins Looking for perfectly unique, uniquely perfect adult couples Halloween costumes? Here are ideas that won my husband and I second place Halloween costume prizes: pull string talking dolls. Perfect for kids Trick or Treat or an adult party. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages, Crafts, Toys, Masks, Activities

Free Printable Halloween Paper Toys, Masks, Party Decorations and Craft Activities Trick or Treat is coming soon. Time to scare and be scared. This Halloween, I've got even more free printable craft fun than ever before. I found a new website with literally hundreds of links for free printable paper crafts, toys, masks and costumes. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Photo Frame Crafts

Free Printable Cut and Paste Photo Frame Craft Projects Planning a Halloween party instead of trick or treat? Family Fun has an excellent website full of free printable crafts, cut and paste projects, seasonal crafts, holiday crafts, room decor, games, puzzles and activities. Here are free printable photo frame crafts for your Halloween party. Read More

Free Printable Halloween Party Invitations, Cards

Free Printable Party Invitations, Halloween, Holday Greeting Cards for Kids Making and sending greeting cards has been a time-honored tradition in my classroom and home school. We made Get Well Soon, birthday, holiday cards. We made our own party invitations, too. Here are free printable invites and greeting cards for your Halloween, Samhain, All Saints Day, Christian or harvest themed party. Read More

Preschool Party Planner Ideas for Halloween and Holiday Parties

Cheap DIY Party Planner for Preschool Kids with Activity Stations While there are dozens of adorable kids party themes, I find it best to go with a simple, inexpensive party theme. Here's a party planner for preschool age children that's full of cheap, diy homemade fun. Based on preschool learning centers. Read More

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