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Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day Projects

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Halloween/All Saints/All Souls Projects:

Saints Parade

At my home parish, each year our fifth grade students decorate the communion rail surrounding our Sanctuary with a lovely parade of Saints.  Early in October, the students are given a poster board cut-out of a plain, generic body.  They are invited to "dress up" their cut-out as their favorite saint, using fabric swatches, colored paper, yarn, etc.  Each saint holds a small sign giving his name and some vital information.  This wonderful project has become a much anticipated fifth grade tradition at our school.  Lisa


 


Trembling Tarantulas
by Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes

Supplies
A spool of fine-gauge black wire (approx. 22 gage)
You can find this in the floral section of your local craft store
Wire cutters or strong scissors
Votive candle

Directions
1. Cut twelve 12" lengths of wire.

2. Place 4 of the lengths side by side and lightly twist them, just until they hold together in a loose "rope." Repeat this process three times, until you have four ropes.

3. Place the four ropes side by side and bind them together by taking the end of the wire still on your spool and wrapping it tightly around the center of your bundle of ropes. Continue wrapping wire around the center of your bundle until it is secure. Now wrap the wire around in larger, loose circles to form a messy wire ball (approx 1" - 2" diameter). This ball is your spider's body and the four ropes sticking out on each side of the ball are his legs.

4. Arrange his legs by twisting and bending them until the spider stands on his own. Place a lit votive in front of your creepy new friend and watch his shadow dance in the flickering light.

About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit www.togetherparenting.com

 


 

Catholic Greetings: Send a Happy All Hallows Eve e-cardAll Hallows Eve Seasonal Feature at American Catholic.org - send a free Saint e-greeting, learn about Halloween's Christian roots, and other interesting information, including the tale of the Jack-o-lantern and links to Catholic Updates on the topics relevant to the season.

Sacraments and Pumpkins -a Faith Topics column by James Hahn looks at reclaiming the true spirit of this season

Goo and Slime

In a Medium Bowl, Combine:
1/2 Cup White Glue
1/3 Cup Water
Green Food Coloring

In a Separate Bowl, Stir Until Dissolved:
2 Tablespoons Borax
1/2 Cup Warm Water

Pour Borax mixture into the glue and watch as a thick Goo forms. Remove the Goo from the bowl and place it in a zip-top plastic bag. Knead in the bag for 10 minutes. For slimier Goo, add small amounts of water until it reaches the desired consistency.

About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit www.togetherparenting.com
 

 

 

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