Here’s another tale to get your spook on – Happy Halloween. Near Barstow California is Calico Ghost Town – a real ghost town – that gives ghost walks and tours. But it started out as a mining town in the 1880s, filled with miners, saloons, outlaws and families. From pool halls to schoolhouses, Calico thrived for awhile – until the world value of silver plunged. While some had struck it rich, others hadn’t and theContinue Reading
Hey GirlMoguls. It’s Daisy here, with one awesome DIY project for you. It’s time to spruce up that Halloween costume, and I have a great idea that you and a bunch of your friends can all do! I saw a bunch of girls last Halloween do this, and everyone was taking pictures of them (including me!). It was so creative, and I found out how they made their costumes. So, what’s the big idea? CRAYOLA CRAYONS!
I know, it may seem young, but these girls made it look awesome and contemporary. First, assign a color to each girl, and make sure that the girl wearing that color has matching shirts and bottoms (if I’m the red crayon, I have to have a red t-shirt and red pants to wear underneath and crayon tube). After you pick your colors, start making your tubes:
1. Get a matching piece of colored poster paper (not thick) to correspond with your crayon color.
2. Using pieces of black construction paper, draw and cut out the Crayola sign and matching squiggles that go on the border.
3. Glue the Crayola letters from left to right on the short side of your poster paper, NOT lengthwise! The squiggles go around the edges as a border.
4. Then, when it is time to get ready, use duct tape to tape the edges of the poster around the middle part of your body, so that you arms and legs stick out of the top and bottom.
5. You’re almost done- don’t forget your hat! Buy a 12-pack of any triangle party hats, and cover each with a matching piece of colored paper that goes with your crayon color. Tape it in place, and VOILA- you’re a box of crayons!
6. For a friend who doesn’t want to be a crayon, get a white t-shirt and cut out 3 holes along the left side vertically. Draw blue horizontal lines across the whole t-shirt, and 1 red line down the right side of the holes. Can you guess what they will be? PAPER!
Here’s a picture of the girls and costumes so you can get an idea of how they look:
“Image is an international language.”
Marjane Satrapi grew up like you and like me, but across the world. She grew up in Iran, in a time when she indulged in similar things to girls now, like jean jackets, the newest Nike sneakers, and the newest music, which was Michael Jackson then. She wrote a book about her life, but she chose to do it in an unusual way. To find out more about her, make sure you read up on my biography post about this author!
Satrapi makes a good point here that often gets overlooked. Her novel is a graphic novel, which means it looks like a comic strip. She knows the importance of an image, because that is how she communicates her point to people all over the world. Ultimately, a girl across the world, in a country like India or China, might not be able to have a conversation with you because you don’t speak the same language. But, if you both saw a picture of a flower, you would know what it is. If you both saw a picture of someone smiling, you would both probably smile, too. This is because you both can see the same thing, but you just have different words for it!
Don’t forget how important images are. We can communicate so many words with just one image. Images are not only global, but they also speak to across different ages, sexes, and races. So, instead of sharing just a quote with your family or friends, find an image that speaks to you, and I guarantee you it will speak to them too! You can check out her biography here.
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