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October 03, 2007

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Hi Gang, your friendly crafter here!

Well the kids are back in school and the leaves are turning. My garden is all gone and I miss it already. It is just about Halloween! I have some new ideas for you for fall at Fall craft ideas.

This months article will be about decorating your pumpkin but first some craft tips.

Here are a few Crafty Tips

  • Donít burn your fingers with hot glue. Hold the objects you need to glue down with a popsicle stick and keep your fingers away from the heat.
  • If you don't have a pin cushion handy, you can always use a Styrofoam cup. This is also a good way to store push pins and thumbtacks. Turn it upside down and poke pins through the bottom and sides..
  • Don't you hate it when glitter gets all over everything? What a mess. I know because I have been there and done that. To make handling glitter easier, use old salt and pepper shakers for storing and shaking. You can get the shakers pretty cheap at your dollar stores or thrift shops. Pick up some extras so that you can have one for ever color.
  • Rub the edges of a knife with a candle, a couple of times before cutting the styrofoam, it cuts a lot easier.

You love Halloween? I know many people do and what would Halloween be without pumpkins? It wouldn't be the same. This article explains a little about creating quality memories with the family and painting pumpkins. These Halloween secrets are not the most amazing but it's just the little common sense Halloween pumpkin painting secrets that you just might need.

First, part of the whole enjoyment of carving and painting pumpkins is that you take the whole family out for a good time. This would be a great way to make a new family tradition. Take the entire family out to the pumpkins and let everyone pick out their own. This will add to the enjoyment and help in creating bonds between family members. Like I said, these aren't the most amazing Halloween secrets out there but some people really don't think of these things.

Now while out looking for the pumpkins that you want to carve or paint you will want to try to seek out the pumpkins that have at least one side that is a little more flat than round. These pumpkins are out there, and usually it doesn't take too much to find them. This is the first tip to Halloween pumpkin painting secrets and Halloween secrets.

Okay, so now you're home with your pumpkins and the kids are in their play clothes, it's time to start painting those pumpkins.

The secret to great pumpkin painting is getting the right type of paints. Most craft stores will have a simple paint that will get the job done. Acrylic paint might work well here. Be sure not to try to use watercolor or oil paints when painting your pumpkins. Another Halloween secret is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun with the family and paint pumpkins.

Get crazy with the way you paint your pumpkins. There are many ways and designs available for that Halloween secret pumpkin painting that you want to do.

Don't forget that you can dress up your pumpkins as well. Halloween secret rule of thumb- don't be caught up with what's been done before. Get creative and think outside of the box, that's usually when the best ideas come up.

You might want to look online for a few ideas of what to paint your pumpkins and how to dress them up. It would be a great place to start to jumpstart the thought process and the kids might see something they really like! There are many sites with Halloween secrets and pumpkin painting schemes on the Internet.

You can receive a free Halloween face painting guide, a Halloween Fun E-book, Free Halloween games and recipes, free holiday cookbook, and a kids friendly recipes cookbook to have even more fun with the family. Go to and look for Halloween secrets!


Thatís all for this month. Have a terrific October! Talk to you again soon and remember to just keep on crafting!

Kindest Regards,

Shirley Atkinson

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