Sunday, November 4, 2012

Loraine`s Spooky Halloween Adventure

Hi friends!  Hope you had a happy Halloween!  Me and my friends sure did. We got lots of candy!  For Halloween, I trick-or-treated with three of my friends: Marisol, Mia, and Jess.  Marisol was a witch, I was a black cat, Jess was Princess Jasmine form the Disney movie,Aladdin, and Mia was a rock-star.
  We soon set off on our candy hunt in our neighborhood.  "Where should we go next?" Jess asked.  "Maybe we should try those houses down there.  I`ve heard rumors that all Redwood Street gave out last Halloween was king-size candy bars", I answered Jess.  "Mia, what are you doing?" Marisol amusingly asked our rock-star friend.  "Oh, I`m just practicing for trick-or-treating on Redwood Street.  Samantha and Nellie told me that their neighbors give out extra candy to people who act as the person their dressed as.  I`m going to sing trick-or-treat though my microphone when someone answers the door, like I`m a singer!"Mia happily replied.  "That`s fine, but just don`t expect me to start rolling around and meowing when someone answers the door and start acting like a cat just to get extra candy", I replied with a grin.  The girls all laughed, and before long we were on Redwood Street.
"Trick or treat!" we all sang in unison.  Then we saw our friends Kit and Ruthie answer the door.  "Hello!  Happy Halloween!  You`re our last trick-or-treaters before we start candy-hunting.  Good luck!" said Kit.  "Thank you, and by!"  I told them.
Before long, we were on to our last house.  "It looks kind of creepy", Mia said softly.  "More like haunted.  Girls, I think we`re about to trick-or-treat at the Haunted House of Redwood Street.  Rumor has it that ghosts live there.  It`s been abandoned for forty years", Jess replied eerily with an evil grin.  I didn`t believe her in a heartbeat.  Jess is good at making up stories fast, and besides, it was a newer house, and other than the spooky decorations, it was a nice looking house.  "I think we should go.  Look at the beware signs!" Marisol shakily and nervously said.  "Come on, it can`t be haunted.  Let`s just ring the doorbell", I answered.  I rang the doorbell, and who should answer the door but...
...our new friend, Rebecca Rubin!   "Hey guys!  Like the decorations?  Happy Halloween!", Rebecca told us as she handed us all king-sized candy bars.  "I just finished trick or treating with Samantha and Nellie.  We had lots of fun!  Hope you do to!"  Rebecca replied.  "Thank you, and bye!" we sang.  "Did I scare you?"  asked Jess mischievously.  "Not one bit", I answered her.  We all giggled.
When we got to my house, we had our annual candy sort.  We all had lots of yummy treats!
Look at our tasty treats!  Happy Halloween!  Here are our other friends in their costumes.
(Kit is Cinderella,Rebecca is Belle, Kirsten is a vet, Kanani is Ariel the mermaid, Samantha is Minnie Mouse, Nellie is Tinkerbell the fairy, Elizabeth is a princess, Felicity is a horse-back rider, Ruthie is Snow White, Emily is the monster Frankenstein, and Molly is a hula dancer.)
(Chrissa is a Chicago Cubs baseball player, Nicki is a cowgirl, Addy is a doctor, McKenna is a Chicago Blackhawks hockey player, and Anne is a cheerleader)
Hope you all had a happy Halloween full of treats!  Don`t eat too much candy, you don`t want to get sick ;)!  Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my posts!  Hope you liked the fun craft in my last post.  Bye for now!  :)

Halloween Craft: Scary-Cute Cookies

Hi friends!  Today I am going to show you how to do a fun Halloween craft for your doll`s next Halloween party, or just for a tasty Halloween treat :) .  It is...Halloween cookies!
 The supplies you will need are: scissors, a blank sheet of paper, a pencil or pen, a sharpie or black marker, a bottle cap or a small circular object easy to trace, paper towels, a paint brush, a cup of water, paint, brown or tan craft foam, and a creative mind :) .
First, you should sketch out your cookie designs on the blank sheet of paper.  Be sure to label the "frosting" colors.  This will help you when you "frost" the cookies.
Next, take the bottle cap or circular object and trace it with a pen on the craft foam.  Make sure the size is big or small enough for your doll.  This will be the cookie.
Then, cut out the cookie.  After you`re done, trace and cut more cookies.  To make it easier, trace one of the cookies you made and use it as a stencil for cutting out your other cookies.
Next, pour a little paint into a paper plate, or fold a paper towel and pour it on it.  Make sure your workspace is covered with newspaper or an old tabel cloth so you don`t get paint everywhere. 
Then, paint the cookies.  The paint will be the frosting for the cookies.  Paint with the paint brush in a circular movement so the paint spreads on your cookie.  Don`t put too much paint on, or else your cookie won`t dry all the way.  When you`re done "frosting" the cookies, put them in a safe place to dry over night.
When the cookies are all dry the next day, get out your paper from the day before and, using the sharpie or black marker, draw your design on your cookies.
All done!  Here are my cookies.  The designs are purple trick-or-treat, orange pumpkins, white "Boo!" ghosts, and green spider webs.
Serve them to your doll and/or her friends.  They will enjoy this spook-tacular treat! 
Hope you had a Happy Halloween!  Bye for now!