How to Make a Grotesque Head

Can't decide what to dress up as for Halloween? Do you feel that a simple mask doesn't show enough dedication? Do you need a better costume idea? Look no further than the Chicago Park District Records: Drawings and Photographs. These collections, along with Grotesque Heads and Masks & Costumes, published by the Park District and the South […]

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Halloween Tunes for Kids

Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires, werewolves and mummies, too!  Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I love decorating the house, making costumes for trick-or-treating and hosting haunted parties for the kids. If you're planning your own Halloween bash, or just looking to set the mood for a spooktacular October, try one of these frightening but […]

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Haunted Reads for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It's my favorite thing about autumn — what's not to like? Pumpkins, candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and corn mazes. If you like getting spooked, these books may just do the trick (or treat)! Go back in time with Virgil Dante, a ghostorian, in Haunted Histories and learn about famous ghosts, […]

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It’s Easy to DIY Halloween

I love everything about fall—from the changing leaves to the crisp temperatures to the holidays. And I especially love October because I can’t wait for Halloween. It is the one time of year when it’s OK for you to be just a little bit crazy and over the top. I like to make Halloween my own, […]

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Surrender the sandals!

I am in total denial about the changing of the seasons. I know the leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping and taffy apples and candy corn are in the aisles of the local grocery store - not to mention the Christmas lights and candy canes. These are all signs that summer is ending and fall has […]

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