This is a great little project that you can do with your kids for a Halloween party. Its simple and really impactful for a layout for a party. Simply pop popcorn. At each tip of each finger put a candy corn. Add popcorn to fill the glove. Close with a piece of curling ribbon made into a bow. Add a spider ring for a bit of show.
What a great inexpensive way to create a special hand out to trick-or-treaters or to have for party favors. When buying the gloves, if you buy the gloves that are meant for medical or sterile reasons only use wrapped candies. If you want to use unwrapped candies but gloves that are meant to be used for sterile food preparations instead. Smarties for the finger work well and to top off with a spider or small decoration or even a ribbon would work. Maybe a little red dribble here and there would work out well also – Just don’t scare the wee little ones with too much gore. Halloween is already frightening for small ones as it is.
A Valentines Day historical tradition: Just prior to the Elizabethan era, gloves were worn almost exclusively by men. But, by the late 16th century, gloves became a traditional Valentine’s Day gift for women.
In fact, it became custom for a young woman to approach her man of choice and utter the verse “Good-morrow Valentine, I go today; To wear for you, what you must pay; A pair of gloves next Easter Day.” Having thus been ambushed, the man was expected to send the woman a gift of gloves to wear on Easter Sunday. Sometimes men sent women gloves without an invitation. If the lady wore the gloves on Easter, it was a sign that she favored the gentleman’s romantic overtures.
General Supplies & Tools
Plastic sandwich bags
1 . Cover work area with newspaper, and wear plastic gloves when coloring noodles.
2. Place one handful of noodles in bag, using one bag per color. Sprinkle a few drops of desired food coloring in each bag, blow in some air, twist top closed, then gently shake until noodles are evenly coated. Add more color, if needed. Leave bags open to allow noodles to dry.
3. Cut elastic thread slightly longer than desired length of necklace, then thread elastic onto yarn needle.
4. Tie one noodle to end of elastic thread, leaving a 2″ tail, and begin beading. Mix noodle shapes and colors as desired. Untie first noodle, then tie ends of elastic thread into knot. Slip loose ends back through center of noodles to conceal.