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"That's one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind". Many of us remember the thrill watching Neil Armstrong as he carefully stepped down on the surface of the moon in his NASA costume. Kids are reliving the excitement of this event and being an astronaut every Halloween
An owl costume is an easy costume to make, requiring just ah few supplies and a couple of hours. The costume may be made in any size, from infant to adult. The owl costume begins as a purchased brown hooded sweatshirt and a pair of brown sweatpants. Best of all, there is no sewing required.
Tinkerbell is probably the most famous fairy of all time. Disney's energetic little pixie makes a great Halloween costume-as do her countless fairy friends. The great thing about being a fairy is that you can choose what type of fairy you want to be: cute, sexy, funny, feminine, pretty? The cho
Make cute, homemade birthday hats.Ron Levine/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesIt's a fun tradition at many children's birthday parties for all the children to wear party hats. Rather than buying generic party hats at a local party store, let the kids make their own at the party. Have them...
Hosting a Christmas party can be a lot of fun, but a good amount of work usually comes beforehand. Make your planning a little easier this year by making simple but beautiful place card holders. These do not take a lot of time and will look stunning on your table. The place card holders not only mak
These lightly sweetened Christmas cookies are fun to make and just as much fun to eat. This is a great recipe for kids to help with.
Long lasting batteries are at the top of the wish list for keeping Christmas lights shining brightly throughout the season. Finding long lasting batteries has proven traditionally difficult, but not impossible. LED string lights are known to sustain a longer life on battery power, however traditiona
Christmas decorations are colorful, twinkling and festive. One of the most widely-seen holiday decorations are miniature LED lights, which you can string on trees and bushes, homes and Christmas trees. These lights are available in multicolored, one color or white. Multicolored lights are usually pr
Many parents worry about putting favorite decorative items out when their children are young, but having kids in your home doesn't mean that you can't decorate with style. There are a number of convenient ways to maintain your style while remaining realistic about the habits of kids and preserving
Create a meaningful birthday gift for a friend or family member to show your love and appreciation. A birthday scrapbook can celebrate the past, pay tribute to the guest of honor and provide a safe spot to preserve mementos. Ensure you use photo-safe, acid-free materials to design the scrapbook so t
The festival referring to the twelve days of Christmas did not originally precede the Christmas holiday celebration.Instead, the celebration seems to have its roots founded in an traditional festival of the ancient Babylonian people called Zagmuk where there was a serious of gift offerings and excha
Deciding on what to wear to a birthday party for a friend or loved one is not as hard it might seem. Look at the invitation and see if a dress code is mentioned. If it's not, call the party host and inquire how casual or formal the affair will be. Select an outfit based on the theme of the party, su
Dressing up in costumes for Thanksgiving is not traditional for many people. However, costumes can make any holiday more fun for children. Schools and community centers sometimes put on plays for Thanksgiving, which can also require a costume. Whatever the reason you are dressing up, there are plent
Those in nursing homes can get a lot of use out of your generous Christmas gifts.man in wheelchair image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.comSome residents at nursing homes may not have loved ones visiting, even around Christmas. This means that they have to rely on the kindness of the workers...
The free graphics editing software GIMP has several automatic filters that you can use to instantly change an image into an outline of itself. This can allow you to alter an image for artistic effect or detect the edges of an image for the purpose of cutting an adding it to a collage. Access these o
There are several ways to display your miniature harvest or Christmas village from a window during the holiday season. Regardless of whether you plan on using a garden style, bay, or simply a flat window, by following one or more of these time tested suggestions, you will bring a magical quality to