Archives for October 2010

Inspiring Finds: Four Fun and Simple Pumpkin Themed Crafts

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

In my quest to enjoy this Autumn, I’ve been gathering craft ideas for the kids and I to do together. This month I have been focusing on pumpkin inspired ideas and I found some projects to try that look really cute but still simple.

I thought I’d share four of my favorites with you, so that you and your kids can have some pumpkin fun, too!

1. A New Take on Jack-o-Lanterns

Vanessa, of I Never Grew Up, has a new take on jack-o-lantern decorating that uses craft paint, felt, and decorative paper that results in some really bright and happy pumpkins.

I think that perhaps a family of small pumpkins personalized to look like us would be a super-cute Halloween centerpiece for our table.  What do you think?

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Weekend Links

Egg sandwiches, anyone? My daughter, Lucy, can make one to order for you!

Tactics for Limiting Sugar Without Feeling Like the Halloween Grinch

I’m guest posting over at Simple Organic today.

As the end of October approaches, so does the annual dilemma for families who choose to celebrate Halloween: how to find that happy medium that allows your kids to have fun and enjoy the day without an overindulgence in candy and sweets.

Here are a few ideas that I hope can help keep parents, kids, and dentists happy this Halloween.

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