Spirit Message of the Day for KIDS! – A Favorite Fall Craft

How To Make Dried Apple Shrunken Heads

“These little faces, made from dried apples, can look really nasty and sinister — the perfect thing to decorate a Halloween party.Here’s what you need:

apples
whole cloves
a few grains of rice
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt

Peel a large apple and coat with mixture of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of salt to prevent browning. With a potato peeler or small knife carve out eye sockets, a nose, mouth and ears. Don’t worry about carving small details as they will be lost when the apple dries. Go for the big features and nature will take care of the rest.

Use whole cloves for eyes and raw rice grains for teeth (the faces also come out looking great without these extra props, just carve and let dry if you want to keep it simple). The photo below right shows the freshly carved apples used to make the apple heads in the photo above.

Sit apples on a wire rack in a warm, dry place for about 2 weeks. You can speed the drying process a little by drying in an oven set at the lowest temperature. However, the process will still take several days.”

Excerpt taken from fabulous foods .com

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Spirit Message of the Day for KIDS! – Wish Upon a Star

MAKE A WISH AND EXPECT THE VERY BEST
“Here’s a secret to a happy life: Expect the best. That’s because life gives you what you expect.” So when you focus with positive and pure intention to create the life of your dreams, and actively move towards this you can manifest it. “It’s so much better to feel happy about your future. You can do this by looking for stars in the sky and making wishes. Trust that they’ll come true (but maybe in a different or better way than you expect). Your trust is the ‘magic’ that makes wishes happen. The more trust you have, the better.”

“Ask the universe and the unicorns to help you trust. They can help you heal from any fears so that your heart is filled only with love and happiness. Don’t worry that you may be disappointed and that your wish won’t come true. Ask for your heart’s desires – they’ll come to you at the perfect time, in the perfect way. You don’t need to know how your wishes will happen…all you need to do is make the wish. Then, your inner voice may tell you to take action to help make the wish come true. The inner voice always gives you positive words and feelings, and you must listen to it so that you can help yourself and others. Enjoy making and receiving your wishes!”

What will you choose to wish for today? Are you ready to live the life of your dreams?

Today’s excerpt is taken from Magical Unicorns by Doreen Virtue, PH.D.

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