Monday, October 26, 2015

October Full Moon Fun Facts Frightfully Fun!

October Full Moon Oct 27, 2015

This full moon is at 3 degrees Taurus, at 8:05 AM.with only 3 days to go until Halloween! That means a waning moon ("shrinking" or decreasing in illumination) will light All Hallows Eve.

October full moon names are: Harvest Moon, Hunter's Moon, Kindly Moon, Blackberry Moon, Raven Moon, and Moon when quilting and beading is done. Go here for a complete list of full moon names and the cultures that named them. Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!

It's the full moon again Pals!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Eco Friendly Halloween Tips That Are A Howl

Eco Friendly Halloween Tips That Are A Howl
Halloween is fun and games, but it isn't just about getting candy, bobbing for apples and winning prizes for costumes. This Halloween think about helping others while helping the planet. Practice the 3 "r"s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Here are some quick tips from Planetpals to help you share and care:
.      Share your candy with a less fortunate friend.
.      Have your class collect donations for a good cause.
.      Make your costume out of recycled materials such as cardboard, cans, paper, old clothes or tin foil.
.      Think of ways you can recycle or reuse the candy wrappers and candy bags.
.      Have a Green Halloween Party
.      Have a costume swap
.      Have some healthy Halloween food with friends and classmates
.      Decorate making recycled crafts
.      Recycle your pumpkin, by making delicious dishes and drying the seeds. You can find plenty of recipes for these!
.      Donate your costume and decorations to a thrift shop or swap shop when Halloween is over.
.      Save your decorations to use again next year.
.      You're only limited by your imagination! Maybe you can think of more ideas!

All this and more ideas, tips, costumes, crafts on Planetpals complete GREEN HALLOWEEN GUIDE 
 © judith gorgone all rights reserved

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Costume Swap That Makes Halloween Greener And Lots of Cents

This library has annual costume swap that makes lots of sense and cents!
Photo Tampa Times
Palm Harbor library is one of the most creative libraries I have ever seen. Not only do they have a 50's kids diner for teens (over 18 not allowed), where kids can go in to study in diner booths and at counter stools, but they have a children's rooms that is like a playhouse.
This year, for the fourth year in a row, the kids room hosts a dress up corner full of costumes you can try on, buy or swap. Customers Save some cash, save the planet and have a fun day playing dress-up. 

This library has annual costume swap that makes lots of sense and cents!The "swap" works two ways: If you bring a cotume you can swap it and if you need a costume you can buy it  for a mere $5. Proceeds are used for children's programs and materials. Costumes will be on display in the Children's Room from Oct. 1-Oct. 31. 
This library has annual costume swap that makes lots of sense and cents!
Costumes ranged from Dainty Princesses to Scary Monsters.
So, put  a little green in your Halloween.  Follow the lead of Palm Harbor Library and brew up a costume swap at your school, in your church, with your group or among your friends! How? See Planetpals SWAP how to.

For additional green Halloween ideas, crafts, tips, foods and fun read Planetpals Halloween Journal

Friday, October 9, 2015

Get Crafty With Pumpkin Decorating

12 Crafty and Creative Ways To Decorate Pumpkins

12 Creative Ways To Decorate Pumpkins

The Pumpkin isn't just for Pie or Halloween.  It represents Fall and a good harvest and can be adorned with a myriad of items to make it festive for any Autumn holiday, Winter holiday or simply as seasonal decor.  Think out of the pie pan and into your craft drawer. Adorable or Elegant, Functional or Fun, Anything goes!

Why, you can recycle that pumpkin; Use it for Halloween then repaint and redecorate it for Thanksgiving, later as a snowman for winter!  Other ways to recycle pumpkins.

Enjoy these creative pumpkin ideas...we hope you get inspired:

Ribbon Pumpkins
Use Ribbons and nets and this is what you get.

Painted Pumpkins
Paint or Paper, manufactured Leaves or real ones, you can definitely Fall for this idea.
Whether you add a menu or give thanks this blackboard paint idea is definitely clever 
Carved Pumpkin

Carve it! So many options...sunflowers, turkeys, patterns.  Add a light for night.
Wired Pumpkin
Get wired with this heavy metal pumpkin

Stamped Pumpkin

Stamp it up. Paint, stamp or paste

Sharpie Pumpkin
Talk about sharp!  Draw the line - makers can make a big statement.

Beaded Pumpkin
Just Bead it.  Or add another embellishment...Fall wedding or holiday elegance.
Puffy Paint Pumpkin
Add Puffy paint shabby it ain't!  This could even work for the winter holidays.
Glitter Pumpkin
Everything that glitters is gold.  This pumpkin shimmers and shines.
Decoupage Pumpkin

Recycle holiday cards, newspaper. calendars, gift wrap, paper cu outs, etc.  Use decoupage or glue. Make  an artistic statement.

Activity Pumpkin
Adorn with crayons or lollipops for tabletop fun for kids, for halloween lollipops  a coloring activity for a Halloween party or "giving thanks" writing activity. on Thanksgiving.

See more pumpkin crafts on Planetpals PUMPKIN Decorating Pinterest Board 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Many Ways To Preserve Fall Leaves

How do you preserve leaves? Let us count the ways!

How to preserve Autumn leaves? Let us count the ways. So many and so simple

So,  it's Autumn and you are sure to Fall for one of these simple ways to preserve those beautiful falling leaves complete with links and instructions.  Among the options, use Glycerine, wax, wax paper, iron, decoupage with Modge Podge.  You can even use your microwave!

Also learn how to preserve Flowers, an exclusive tutorial from Planetpals.

With Glycerine from The Mamas

With Wax Found on Martha

Lastly, why not Preserve Flowers, simple instructions. A Planetpals Exclusive

To make trees from recycled materials, Planetpals Exclusive Crafts:
For more Fall ideas and fun crafts using leaves and tree items check out Planetpals Tree Crafts Board on Pinterest