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Homemade Original Kids' Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes provide fun for the night, but they come at a high price when you buy them at the store. Even if you can get more than one year's use out of them, it is more economical to make your own Halloween costumes. Plus, a homemade Halloween costume comes with the bonus of giving your chil

Video: Halloween Toddler Safety Tips

Video Transcript Tonight I'm sharing some Halloween safety tips for trick or treating. If you have younger aged children, toddler to about 6 years old, you really are going to want to go out with them. It really isn't very safe even to send them out with an older sibling. There¡¯s just...

The Best Gifts for a Fifty Year Old Woman

When a woman turns fifty, she will deal with the feeling of getting older and missing her youthful days. Many gifts for a woman turning fifty are gag gifts or other humorous gifts that aren't all that funny. Treat her to a present she deserves, such as a day of pampering, fine jewelry, or a designer

What Are Halloween Fingerplay Games for Preschool?

Fingerplays are one way to help kids to celebrate Halloween.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesFingerplay games, often taught to younger children, include simple rhymes or songs that employ the use of the fingers. Holidays, such as Halloween, present occasions in which the incorporation...

Salary of Cinema Projectionists

Cinema projectionists set up and operate motion picture projection equipment, and monitor the film during each showing for image and sound quality. Projectionists typically need to show films in several rooms at once. O*Net, a website provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, shows that about half o

16th Birthday Party Ideas for a Guy

Turning 16 is a milestone for your son, so throw him the party that you know he'll enjoy. Choose a theme that represents him well. If he likes sports, use a sports theme, or if he and his friends don't mind dressing up in costumes, throw a costume party. Whatever theme you use, try to be...

Creative Gifts for Teen Guys

Teen guys usually go for simple but cool gifts.A portrait of a handsome teen boy outside. image by kuhar from Fotolia.comIt can be really hard to find gifts for teen guys, especially creative gifts. But believe it or not, teen males are happy with the most simple things. Basing gift ideas...

Christmas Shopping - It's That Time of Year Again

When the word CHRISTMAS is uttered, the mind is overwhelmed with joy, full of zeal. The mind transcends from the present state to a world of joy. The word itself spreads the fragrance of happiness.

How to Make a First Communion Veil

If you have a First Communion event coming up and you are thinking about important details such as a First Communion veil, there are ways to trim expenses and make some of these items yourself, if desired. Here, you will learn how easy it is to make a First Communion veil. After you see how this vei

Chinese Gift Wrap Ideas

Take inspiration from the patterns and colors of Chinese clothing to wrap your gifts.chinese fashion image by Liu xiang from Fotolia.comIf you are stuck for ideas on how to wrap gifts in a more creative way, looking at the traditions of other cultures can provide plenty of inspiration....

Elegant Crystal Gifts

Crystal glass is often cut into different shapes or animals.crystal image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.comCrystal was originally used in household's in the 1600s to help reflect light from fire and candles. The first chandeliers were made of lead oxide glass that reflected light better than...

Top Halloween Costume Party Themes for 2010

There are a lot of hot Halloween costume and party themes this year, many of which are taken straight from the year's top movies. For example, thanks to the Twilight series of movies, vampires are popular for 2010. Vampires are easy to dress up as for both men and women and it is a fun theme fo

How to Make a Tie-Dyed Hippie Costume

According to research at Rowan University, the hippie movement of the 1960s dramatically altered American history with its radical beliefs and expressions. The movement is still known today for its political stances and radical dress, including tie-dye. Many people chose to emulate the hippies in co

Paper Plate Easter Crafts

If you're planning to do Easter crafts with children, you might want to pick up a package of paper plates. There are many ways you can make Easter bunnies, chicks, and even stained glass window art. Kathy, from, says that "paper plates are the most versatile and inexpensive cra

What Makes a Stand-Out Halloween Costume?

Cool Halloween costumes stand out from the crowd.If you want to make Halloween a little more special this year, it's time for you to come out with a great costume that really makes a statement.

New York State Tax Deductions

Like many other states, New York allows for tax deductions and credits that help reduce taxpayers' total liability. Many of these deductions are incentives to encourage certain kinds of activities, such as building affordable housing units or investing in New York businesses.

July School Holiday Activities

Festive Fourth of July fireworksfourth of july fireworks 2006 image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.comJuly is a fun month filled with fireworks and warm weather. Even though this is typically summer vacation time, in some cases children still might be attending school. If you are a...