Creative Halloween Ideas for Kids

Halloween is coming up on October 31st, 2016. Here are some fun craft and foodie ideas for children with The Wong Side of Life!

 HALLOWEEN CRAFT IDEAS

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Halloween hand masks

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Paper pumpkin (lantern style)

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Feet print ghosts.

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Hand X-ray using cotton buds & white paint

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Pumpkin style lanterns

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Cotton bud skeleton

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Spider web using pop sticks and wool (black or white)

HALLOWEEN FOODIE TREATS

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Christmas joy 2015 (plus foodies & creative ideas)

Christmas is coming up shortly and it’s that time of the year where I reflect the year – 2015

Every year I write a list of things I’m grateful for.

Family and Friends – during the good times and the bad times, you always know who your true friends are for the most challenging times of your life. My late mother always said, “There’s always someone in the world worse off than you, so don’t feel sorry for yourself.”

 

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I’m proud that I’ve been able to bring The Wong Side of Life’s Kindness is for Free into schools – an anti-racism & and anti-bullying initiative. We’ve been able to add role playing (drama) by using my puppets so children experience what it’s like to be “the bully” and “the bullied,” as well as making popsicle puppets as part of a creative craft activity.

 

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We also had a great Joy House Film Festival year, with the most entries received and audience thus far. I look forward to spread the joy each year by showcasing emerging filmmakers’ short film and giving prizes for not only best film, but also best youth and diversity short film. This is proudly supported by MEAA’s Diversity Committee. It’s a free yearly public event. Thank you to our sponsors – Media Super, Hoyts and Bendigo Bank (Willoughby North).

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I love giving talks and was lucky to do so for Laneway Learning this year – a great crowd and AAFFN panel in Melbourne.

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Christmas is also a difficult time for people, especially those in hospital. Every year I like to donate my Fairy Joy books to my local children’s hospital. To be able to give is most rewarding feeling.

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I hope you’ll be able to pay it forward, give joy, be loyal to your family & friends. Being grateful, ethical and giving is good for the soul – it’s a way of living a joyful life!

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Blessings to you and may 2016 be awesome for all.

Here are some creative foodies, craft & art ideas you can make and share for Christmas. Spread the joy!

* CREATIVE FOODIES IDEAS *

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CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS

Christmas tree hands – I did this in my creative lesson with the school kids- they loved it!

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Christmas tree reindeer made from pegs – made by my next door neighbour’s son.

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Reindeer egg cartoon head

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Thumb print reindeers

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CREDITS:

Moje Wypieki, indulgy.com, http://www.lovethispic.com/image/48714/diy-food-christmas-trees,

chickabug.com, http://rileyrecipeblog.blogspot.com.au/ ,  Newfoundland Memories Of Home’s Page ,

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/42356/christmas-santa-strawberries, http://blogs.lasoo.com.au/tag/christmas-

tree/, http://www.etsy.com/, http://craftori.com/, http://etsylush.com/, https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-

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My Holiday to Singapore

Those planning a trip to Asia should definitely look up Singapore. It’s not only a wonderful foodies destination but a great cultural experience. Singapore’s rapid development is bringing more and more shops, offices, business and hotels to the area for travellers to explore. Stepping out of the modern and super-efficient Changi Airport and travelling downtown in a cab when I first arrived to Singapore was truly memorable. The greenery outside is simply captivating and one cannot go past the pristine cleanliness of the place.

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I enjoyed my foodies adventures from China Town to the upmarket smorgasbord at Marriott hotel where my taste buds experienced Durian creme brulee for the first time- it was heaven.

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China Town meals $10

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Smorgasbord at Marriott Hotel

My adventure to The Birds Park at Jurong was worth the one hour journey getting there. I had to take a 40 minutes MRT train ride to Boon Lay and then a 20 minutes bus ride to Jurong. I stress that you must carry coins with you when traveling on the buses in Singapore. I got caught out when I caught the bus for the first time and put five dollars in the bus box expecting change in return and was then told by the bus driver afterwards that they don’t give out change. Apart from that hiccup at the start, the Birds Park was a highlight for me. I particularly enjoyed the penguins and lorikeets.

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My visit to The Singapore Museum was truly memorable and a great way to end my three day holiday. There were three levels to explore. The first level had a wonderful multi-media video piece of Singapore people eating. Each person was projected onto a human cut out- this was not allowed to be photographed. The second level had photographs of an artist covered in rice and the third level had an intriguing moving mechanical installation and a display of what looked like Christmas decorations strategically positioned to create a three dimensional art piece.

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I rate my trip a 9/10. I loved the cultural experience and it was so safe to travel, when I got lost walking around the city on my first night, the locals were so friendly and willing to help me find my way back to my hotel – drawing me a map or taking out their mobiles with GPS etc.