Of all the fun crafts my mom involved my sister and I with when we were kids, this one stands out as my favourite and my kids seem to love it too. It is about as simple as you can get as far as Halloween crafts go and great for all ages.
– Kleenex (tissue)
– White thread
1) Take one tissue and scrunch it into a ball.
2) Wrap second tissue around first and twist to form the head.
3) Wrap thread around neck of ghost and tie knot leaving enough tail of thread to be used to hang onto something.
4) Make dots on face with marker for eyes and mouth.
We have hung them from our dining light but are also great in a window or anywhere really. Another great option is to pick a branch and hang them from the it.
Just thought I would post a few pictures from yesterday and today. The seasons definitely feel like they are changing. The air is crisper and clearer. The trees are on the brink of changing colour, and the animals are all very busy preparing for the winter.
Evening and dusk Moon setting behind a cloud early this morning
Crisp, clear evening
Sunrise reflected on trees with morning fog
Saw the first otter since spring!
Heard what I thought was knocking at the door (apparently so did my dog because she started barking). It turned out to be this guy on the tree beside our house!
Love our bedroom in the fall…
…and the sparkling reflection of the water from the living room.
The trees are just on the brink of changing colour.
One thing about fall I can’t say I am fond of is it also means a rush to be prepared for the long winter ahead. Here are our wood piles in various stages of chopping.