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Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Spooktacular Halloween Crafts - Five on Friday

Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is observed on October 31.  Activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, watching horror movies, and telling scary stories are commonly associated with Halloween.

Historically Halloween is linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in). The name of the festival historically by the Celts in the British Isles is derived from Old Irish and means "summer's end".

The word Halloween was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of All-Hallows-Eve ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.

Here are 5 Halloween crafts for this week's five on Friday!

Halloween Crackers - These are great.  I grew up with Christmas Crackers (a Christmas tradition in the UK and Australia). It's a fun childhood memory and then as I got older, I used to make my own.  It's not as common here in the USA, and I have never seen them done for other holidays though - until now.

Halloween Painted Jar Luminaries - I love luminaries.  There are a billion ways to make them, and a billion design options. Here's a Halloween design.

Skeleton Invitations - No bones about it, these are just fun.

Ping Pong Eyeballs

Glowing Crystal Ball

Have a spook-tacular weekend!



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