Paper Plate Pumpkin

paper plate pumpkin halloween idea

We are in day two of a week long series of Halloween crafts. Yesterday we made a Candy Corn Craft (with a free printable). Today we are making Paper Plate Pumpkins!

This is a simple and easy Halloween craft that your preschooler will love. It involves painting, cutting, gluing and glitter. Potentially a little messy on the front end but your little one will love what they create. Here is how to make your own Paper Plate Pumpkin.

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Candy Corn Halloween Craft

candy corn craft for preschoolers

For some reason I’ve been really excited about Halloween. It is a super fun holiday for kids (if you take the focus off the spooky stuff) and there are lots of great crafts little ones can do to celebrate.

In light of my unexplainable excitement for Halloween, I’m kicking off a series of Halloween crafts you can do with your kiddos. All of these crafts are going to be doable for young preschoolers but also fun for older kiddos. To start things off, I’m sharing a tutorial on a SUPER EASY candy corn craft.

To make it even easier for you, I’ve included a free printable that you can find at the bottom of this post. Now you have no excuses. Get crafting!

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My Friend Candace’s Transformation

I posted this story about two years ago. But, I love, love, love how inspiring in a holistic way my friend Candace’s story is. If you’re needing some motivation for change in your life when it comes to diet and exercise, let her wise and honest words encourage you.

Reposted from August 2012

Meet Candace. She’s my friend from work.

Kids and adults alike love her. (Don’t you already?) She’s truly one of the most beautiful women I know inside and out.

Today, I want to share with you about the transformation Candace has gone through over the past two years.

It dawned on me the other day, when I saw an old video of her, just how much her body and even her demeanor, to some extent, have changed. The change was so slow and so healthy that I barely noticed. But, you’ll notice.

Candace went from a size 10-12 to size 4-6 in the last two years. She lost almost half the inches she had!

Her story isn’t just about losing weight, though. In fact, she didn’t even know how much total weight she had lost when I asked. It’s about slow, steady, life-style changes. It’s about persevering when she felt like giving up. It’s about glorifying God most of all.

Candace was gracious and brave enough to put herself out there so that we can benefit from her experience! Check out some BEFORE pictures from two years (editorial note: now four years) ago…