Family Matters: Halloween and Honk!

Kido Tip 1. Halloween paper craft

Decorate your windows with cut paper bats, moons, and stars from colored paper. Fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw half an outline of a shape; a bat, a moon, a house. Cut out shape. Fold sections of the paper again to cut out small designs (similar to cut paper snowflakes). Click here for details and to download a bat or moon template.

Kido Tip 2. Halloween costumes

Time to start thinking about what your child will wear for Halloween. Depending on your child, every day may be dress-up day. If you tend to buy ready-made costumes, shop the consignment and second-hand shops first or ask friends to borrow something from their dress-up box. DIY does not have to mean sew it, from start to finish. Costumes can often be put together with things from home and a few accessories  purchased from the party store and/or thrift shop. I have one kid in my house who tends to change his mind about his costume at the last  minute. I give him the seven-day rule. No costume changes once we are seven days from Halloween. So far it’s worked. No costume regrets. Find some simple costume ideas here.

Kido Tip 3. Make some noise at the HONK! Festival on Monday! Read more on Go Local Prov.

About Anisa Raoof
Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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