For Little Friends

By Yvonne Slater

Caped Scarecrow Party Favors

For each scarecrow, you will need: ball-shaped lollipop, colored tissue, felt-tip pen, rubber band or wire twist, apple.

Optional: candy corn to scatter around apple for scarecrow to protect.

  1. 1.

    Wrap candy part of lollipop in middle of tissue. Secure with rubber band or wire twist to make cape effect.

  2. 2.

    Draw scarecrow’s face with pen.

  3. 3.

    Push lollipop stick into apple.

Bat Brew

grape juice

ginger ale

lime sherbet

  1. 1.

    Half-fill glass with grape juice.

  2. 2.

    Add scoop of lime sherbet.

  3. 3.

    Add ginger ale until glass is almost full, and stir just enough to mix juice with ginger ale.

Flying Bats

To make each flying bat, you will need: wire coat hanger, black paper same size as hanger, pencil, scissors, tape, aluminum foil, glue, black thread.

  1. 1.

    Place hanger on black paper and trace around three sides.

  2. 2.

    Draw scalloped edge on bottom.

  3. 3.

    Draw head by hanger hook.

  4. 4.

    Cut out bat.

  5. 5.

    Cut out circles of aluminum foil for eyes; glue on.

  6. 6.

    Tape bat to hanger.

  7. 7.

    Tie long thread to hook and hang bat up.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney