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Katydid's Imbolc Page ~ February 1
Katydid's Ostara Page ~ March 19-22
Katydid's Beltane Page ~ May 1st
Katydid's Litha Page ~ June 19-23
Katydid's Lammas Page ~ August 1
Katydid's Mabon Page ~ September 21-24
Katydid's Samhain/Halloween Page October 31 & November 1
Katydid's Yule Page ~ December 20-23

Entries
Halloween Danglers
Spooky Luminaries
Window Clings
Spooky Scarecrow
Beautiful Apple Crafts For Autumn
To Create An Apple Wreath
To Create An Apple Stacker
How To Make An Acorn Wreath
Centipede Halloween Craft
Casper The Friendly Ghost
Hocus-Pocus Hats

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Halloween Danglers

You Will Need:
5 Small & 3 Medium-sized Terra Cotta Clay Pots
3 Styrofoam Balls (4" in diameter)
Natural-finish Jute Cord (2.5 mm in diameter)
11 Wooden Spools
Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Fabric 
Green, Orange, and Natural Raffia
Acrylic Craft Paint (Yellow, Black, 
White, Purple, Orange & Green)
Wiggle Eyes
Black Feathers
Doll Hair
Straw Hat (to fit head)
Small Pom Poms
Black Marker
Yellow and Black Craft Foam
Halloween Embellishment - Witch's Broom
REESE'S PIECES Candy

Procedure:

Scare-Crow
Using the black acrylic paint, 
apply paint to the Styrofoam ball 
(placing the ball on a small wooden stick or a pencil 
will help make painting and drying easier). 
For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, paint it gray 
and after the paint dries, lightly dab 
on some black paint for texture. 
Then apply yellow acrylic paint to two small 
terra cotta pots and two wooden spools. 
Let everything dry completely.
Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball 
and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord 
and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. 
Using the free end of the cord, thread it 
through the large pot (making sure the pot is upside down) 
and through the Styrofoam ball. 
The spool will act as an anchor and you can 
attach the arms and legs to the center string. 
This will also enable you to 
hang the Halloween Dangler.
For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute 
and tie it to the center string 
(between the Styrofoam ball and the pot). 
Take each free end and thread them 
through the yellow spools (hands). 
Make a knot at each end.
For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute string 
and tie the string around the center "anchor" 
spool inside the large pot. 
Take the two free ends and thread them 
through the small yellow pots. 
Knot each end to prevent the little 
pot feet from falling off.
For the beak, cut out a small triangle 
from the yellow craft foam. 
Then using the glue gun, attach the beak, 
wiggle eyes, feathers, and REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons. 
Lastly, poke a hole through the top of the 
straw hat, thread the center string through it, 
and tie a small knot at the top of the hat, 
to keep the Dangler all together. 
Let the Scare-Crow dry completely and then hang him up. 
To keep him looking new, make sure to shelter 
him from the outdoor elements. 

Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. 
Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

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Witchy
Using the green acrylic paint, 
apply paint to the Styrofoam ball 
(placing the ball on a small wooden stick 
or a pencil will help make 
painting and drying easier). 
For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, 
paint it purple and yellow at the base. 
Then apply green acrylic paint to two 
small terra cotta pots and two wooden spools. 
Let everything dry.
Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball 
and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord 
and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. 
Using the free end of the cord, thread 
it through the large pot 
(making sure the pot is upside down) 
and through the Styrofoam ball. 
The spool will act as an anchor and you 
can attach the arms and legs to the center string. 
This will also enable you to hang the Halloween Dangler.
For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute 
and tie it to the center string 
(between the Styrofoam ball and the pot). 
Take each free end and thread them through 
the green spools (hands). Make a knot at each end.
For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute string 
and tie the string around the center 
"anchor" spool inside the large pot 
Take the two free ends and thread 
them through the small green pots. 
Knot each end to prevent the little 
pot feet from falling off. 
For the hat, cut a 5" circle from the 
black craft foam as the hat brim and a 4" 
cone shape for the pointed top. 
Attach the two pieces with the 
glue gun and let dry completely. 
Then use the glue gun to attach the wiggle eyes, 
small black pom pom for the nose, 
and doll hair to the Styrofoam ball. 
Next cut a small piece of fabric and glue 
it to the pot for a cape, add pom poms, 
as an embellishment, and 
REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons. 
Lastly, thread the center string through 
the hat and hot glue the hat 
brim to the Dangler's hair. 
For a little extra flourish, 
glue the yellow and green pom 
poms and a black feather to the hat. 
Add the Halloween embellishment- 
witch's broom to the large pot.
Let Witchy dry completely and then hang her up. 
To keep her looking new, make 
sure to shelter her from the outdoor elements. 

Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. 
Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

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Pumpkin Man

Using the orange acrylic paint, 
apply paint to the Styrofoam ball 
(placing the ball on a small wooden stick 
or a pencil will help make 
painting and drying easier). 
For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, 
paint it orange and black at the base. 
Then paint the small terra cotta pot black. 
After the paint dries, lightly add some 
green paint to the black base 
and the small pot for texture. 
Next, apply orange acrylic paint 
to four wooden spools. 
Let everything dry completely.
Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball 
and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord 
and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. 
Using the free end of the cord, 
thread it through the large pot 
(making sure the pot is upside down) 
and through the Styrofoam ball. 
The spool will act as an anchor 
and you can attach the arms 
and legs to the center string. 
This will also enable you to 
hang the Halloween Dangler.
For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute 
and tie it to the center string 
(between the Styrofoam ball and the pot). 
Take each free end and thread 
them through the orange spools (hands). 
Make a knot at each end.
For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute 
string and tie the string around 
the center "anchor" spool inside the large pot 
Take the two free ends and thread 
them through the small orange spools. 
Knot each end to prevent the 
little spool feet from falling off.
For the face, use the black marker 
to draw a jack-o-lantern face. 
You can use our pumpkin stencils for inspiration. 
For the bow tie, take the orange raffia 
and tie it around the center string. 
Then using the glue gun, attach green 
raffia to the Styrofoam ball for the hair. 
Add REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons. 
Lastly, thread the center string through 
the small black terra cotta pot, for the hat 
and tie a small knot at the top of the hat, 
to keep the Dangler all together. 
Let the Pumpkin Man dry completely 
and then hang him up. 
To keep him looking new, make sure to 
shelter him from the outdoor elements. 
Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. 
Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

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Spooky Luminaries

You Will Need:
Paper Bags 
Pencil 
A Precision Cutting Tool 
Sand
Battery-Operated Candles
Piece of Cardboard or Wood

Procedure:
Print out one of our Pumpkin Stencil designs.
To transfer the design to the paper bag, 
scribble on the back of the stencil with a pencil. 
Then place the stencil face up on the 
paper bag (you will want to place the 
scribble side on top of the bag). 
Using the pencil, trace the outline of the design. 
Make sure to press hard and the design 
should transfer onto the paper bag.
Remove the stencil and place a piece of 
cardboard or wood inside the bag.
Using the precision cutting tool, 
cut out the design on the bag 
(if you do not put something inside the bag, 
you may cut right through both sides of the bag).
Once the design has been cut out, remove the 
wood and fill the bottom of the 
bag with sand to weigh it down.
Finally, place a battery-operated candle into 
the bag, on top of the sand, 
and turn it on to create an eerie glow.

Caution: 
Do not use regular candles in 
the creation of the luminaries.

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Window Clings

These fun Halloween decorations are crafted using 
transparent materials and clear repositionable plastic film.

You Will Need:
Orange tissue paper for pumpkins 
White tissue paper for ghosts 
Printed facial features and accessories 
Scissors 
Adhesive backed paper or paper and glue 
Clear repositionable plastic film - must be repositionable 
Crayons, colored pencils or markers 
Black marker 
Orange, white and yellow acrylic craft paint (optional) 
Paint brush about 1" wide (optional) 

Procedure:
Cut pattern out for a pumpkin or create your own pattern.
Crumple tissue paper to create texture. 
Straighten tissue paper and lay flat. 
Trace outside line of pumpkin design 
on tissue paper and cut using scissors. 
Chose facial features and apply using glue 
or remove adhesive backing and apply. 
Add color to face and accessories using marker or paint. 
Use paint and brush to highlight the 
background and to accentuate texture 
(work paint well into the bristles 
and use light pressure - optional). 
Outline the pumpkin or ghost with 
broken lines of black marker. 
Lay design on paper side of repositionable film, 
then trace around outside edge leaving a 2" border. 
Cut along the outside line of the design. 
Remove paper backing and lay film sticky side up. 
Position the ghost or pumpkin face up in the center 
(if applying to a wall or mirror, place 
ghost or pumpkin face down). 
To decorate, rub the border edge securely in place. 
To store, place on the shiny side of freezer paper, 
roll and secure with a rubber band. 

Note: Check your local craft supply store for materials.

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Spooky Scarecrow

You Will Need:
4" Styrofoam egg-shaped ball. 
2 Wood 1/4" dowels - 12" length 
Off white or burlap fabric cut in a 18" square
Orange construction paper or foam
Black marker
2 wiggle eyes
Straw hat to fit head 
Flannel shirt - child's small 
Raffia 
Low temperature hot glue gun
Scissors 
Clay pot
Halloween embellishments
Craft or florist wire
Various Halloween chocolates and candies from HERSHEY'S

Procedure:
Take the two dowel pieces and form a cross. 
Move one dowel up so it is 5 inches 
from the top of the other dowel. 
Wire them together where they cross. 
Push the short end of the dowel into 
the bottom of the foam ball. 
Cover it with off-white fabric. 
Using a wire or a rubber band, secure 
the fabric to the dowel, at the base of the foam ball.
Fit the straw hat on the top temporarily, 
to find correct placement of the eyes. 
Glue wiggle eyes to the fabric. 
Between them, glue an orange triangle for 
the nose cut from construction paper or foam. 
Using the black marker, draw the mouth.
To make the hair, remove the hat and cut 
raffia into 8-inch pieces. 
Unwrap each piece at the ends, and cut the 
ends of the flattened raffia to look like straw. 
Glue the raffia on to the top of 
the cloth-covered foam egg. 
Lastly, glue the hat on top of raffia hair.
Tie some additional pieces of the 
raffia under the head.
For the arms, cut four pieces of raffia, 
each 8 inches in length. 
Unwrap only one end and cut strips 
as you did for the hair. 
Do this for all four pieces. 
Glue two pieces together and then glue 
to the end of one of the arms. 
Wrap the raffia around the arm with 
wire to make it secure. 
Repeat for the other side.
Place the child's shirt over the 
horizontal dowel, allowing some 
of the tied raffia to poke out of the top. 
You can also use the same technique that 
you used for the hands to create 
straw pieces to stick out from the shirt. 
Tie a piece of wire around the waist 
of the shirt to secure it to the length you want.
Place the base of the scarecrow 
(including the shirt) into the clay pot. 
Cover with candy to hold the scarecrow upright.
Glue Halloween-themed embellishments 
to the front of the pot.
Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. 
Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

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Beautiful Apple Crafts For Autumn

The aroma of fresh apple pie straight 
from the oven is unmistakenly blissful! 
Would you like to create that aroma in 
your own home or give as a gift for your 
loved ones and friends? Here are a few 
simple Apple Crafts just in time for Autumn~

For each apple craft

You Will Need:
Juice of approximately 8-10 lemons 
2 teaspoons salt 
8 - 10 large firm apples 
8 teaspoons cinnamon 
2 teaspoons allspice 
1 teaspoon cloves 
8" - 10" sturdy, heavy gauge wire (for a wreath) 
Jute (for garland or apple stacker) 
1 - 1 1/2 yards of ribbon or fabric scraps 

Procedure:
To prepare and dry your apples
Place lemon juice in a large bowl, and stir in salt.
Peel, core, and slice apples 
horizontally into 1/4" thick circles. 
Soak slices in lemon juice bowl for 
approximately 6-10 minutes. 
Make sure each side of the slices has 
a chance to absorb some of the lemon juice.
Meanwhile, mix spices in a bowl and blend well.
Remove the slices from the bowl 
and place them on paper towels. 
Pat tops of apple slices with paper towels.
Dust apples slices with spice mixture. 
Turn slices over and repeat on opposite side. 
Place apples slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. 
Bake at 150-200 degrees F for 6 
hours or until completely dried. 
Apple slices should be slightly pliable.

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To Create An Apple Wreath

Fold each apple slice in half, and then into quarters 
and thread the apples slices onto the wire. 
Continue to pack on the folded apples 
until the wire is completely filled.
When the wire is completely covered, 
use pliers to bend ends into hooks so 
that they can connect and close. 
Carefully shape wire into desired shape. 
I recommend either a circle or heart shape.
Using your ribbon or fabric scraps, 
create a hanger for your wreath. 
Hang on your wall, or package as 
a gift for someone special. 

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To Create An Apple Stacker

Using an approximate 12" piece of jute, tie one 
end to about three cinnamon sticks that are laid in a a bundle. 
Being to string on apple slices by pushing 
jute through the center of each slice. 
Consider alternating several slices with 
a piece of fabric tied on.
When apple stacker is the desired length, 
end with three more cinnamon sticks in a 
bundle and tie a loop so that you 
can hang your apple stacker proudly!

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How To Make An Acorn Wreath

A very beautiful Autumn Craft to hang on your door 
and just in time for Mabon. Buy a Wreath Hanger since 
this will be heavy~Make sure you collect 
a lot of acorns for this project

You Will Need:
Acorns
Wicker wreath
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Newspaper
Flowers or other decoration

Procedure:
First, spread the newspaper on a flat surface. 
Lay your wreath down flat. 
Heat your glue gun.
Next, starting in the middle of the wreath begin 
gluing the bottom of the acorn. 
Place the glued part of the acorn in the middle 
of the wreath and stand the acorn straight up. 
Make 1 row in a straight line going 
all the way around the wreath. 
Repeat the process from top to bottom 
with the wreath still laying flat.
Then decorate with flowers, bows, or even holiday ornaments. 
Be sure not to leave any open spaces except in the back. 
The back of the wreath shouldn't have any acorns 
on it so when you lay it down it is flat.

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Centipede Halloween Craft 

Centipede can be a great idea for those who 
are looking for some last minute Halloween crafts. 
Your centipede requires the minimum material 
and can be made in just a matter of times. In fact, 
centipedes have never failed to intrigue children, 
owing to their weird physicality and size. 
Therefore, making a centipede can be a nice option 
to involve your kids and can also be used 
as a decorative piece to display at your home. 
Read the article to know the material required 
and directions to prepare centipede Halloween craft.

You Will Need:
Ice Cream Stick 
Orange Tempura Paint 
6 (12' long) Orange Chenille Sticks 
Red Glitter Glue 
2 Wiggle Eyes 
Tacky Glue

Procedure:
Paint the ice cream stick in orange color. 
Wrap chenille sticks around body to form legs. 
Bend legs into position. 
Glue two wiggle eyes on the head. 
Fill in the gaps with red glitter glue. 
Your Halloween centipede is ready!

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Casper The Friendly Ghost

Casper the friendly Ghost is a famous cartoon character 
of the Famous Studiosí theatrical animated cartoon 
series by the same name. He is different from the 
usual ghosts, in the sense that he is friendly and 
personable. Casper has been loved by children ever 
since the character was launched. In fact, 
crafting Casper can be a great idea on Halloween, 
as it is the night of ghosts and spirits. 
Kids will be absolutely delighted with this rocking idea. 
Read on to know the method and the material 
required for making Casper the friendly Ghost.

You Will Need:
24' x 30' White Sheet 
24' x 24' White Sheet 
White Tube Sock 
3 Buttons 
Fiberfill 
Black Marker 
Long strands of Raffia 
36' long red Polka-Dotted Ribbon 
3 (12' long) Chenille Sticks 
Black Film Canister 
Black Paint 
Thin Cardboard 
Small Silk Flowers 
Powder Blush 
Glue 
Scissors

Procedure:
Stuff the sock with fiberfill. 
Tie the bottom of the sock with one of the chenille sticks. 
Wrap a chenille stick tightly around the neck, to create the head. 
Stick the last chenille stick through neck stick and twist it, 
to tighten, and create a loop to hang your ghost with. 
Using the black marker, draw facial features 
and brush powder-blush on cheeks. 
Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut slits 
all around the fabric square, 
to create a fringe appearance. 
Cut an oval in the center of the square 
and rectangle fabrics to slip the head through it. 
Tie red polka-dotted ribbon together with raffia strands. 
Slide the head of the ghost through the 
rectangular piece and then the square piece. 
Tie the ribbon bow around both layers. 
Glue buttons to the front of the ghost. 
Make the hat of your ghost by fitting the 
film canister through the thin 
cardboard circle for the rim. 
Paint the brim black and let it dry. 
Paste silk flower to the brim of the hat 
and glue it to the ghost's head.

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Hocus-Pocus Hats 

12 chocolate cones 
1 pint premium ice cream, softened 
12 candy icing decorations 
1/2 cup chocolate chips 
12 chocolate wafers 
Sprinkles 

Procedure:
Using a small spoon, fill cones 
with softened ice cream. 
Place an icing decoration in 
each, facing up. 
Freeze for 3 hours to set. 
Microwave chocolate chips for 
15-second intervals, stirring 
in between until melted.
Spread 1 teaspoon on each wafer, 
and top with a filled ice-cream cone. 
Coat edge with sprinkles. 
Freeze immediately. 

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