Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 2010 Book and Craft

Book Suggestion For November is "Is There Really a Human Race", written by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell, published by Joanna Cotler Books, New York
This delightful story asks a lots of questions about growing up. It's about making mistakes and good choices and what makes living worthwile. The journey, with making the world a better place, is what is most important and the lesson that is taught every year at holiday time. This book gives you the opportunity to tell your children what's most important to your family and those yet to come. Happy Thanksgiving!


For this craft you will need a large apple, toothpicks or wooden skewers cut into sections, spice drops, dried fruit and whole cloves. Use caution when using the pointed toothpicks and cutting the wooden skewers.

Using toothpicks or pieces of skewers, make three supports so that the apple can lay on it's side without rolling. Place three or 4 spice drops onto several toothpicks or pieces of skewers and poke them into the back of the apple to resemble feathers. There can be as many rows as you wish. In a similar manner, attach a piece of dried fruit (I used a dried plum) where the stem was removed to resemble the head and placed a red drop below to be the waddle. You can also use a large olive, with the pimento hanging out of the whole as the waddle. Name cards could be placed between the rows of feathers if you wish to place them on your Thanksgiving table. Have fun!

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