For the next several days I will be posting about the World Congress of Families. This year it is being held in Sydney, Australia. Remember how we helped to raise funds for Angela to attend? She is sending daily reports of the presentations, interviews she is able to have, and more. I am excited to share with you what she is experiencing. There are so many around the world - politicians, religious leaders, community organizers, trained professionals, and others - who are dedicated to defending the family. I will try to post each day's events in order so you are not reading them backwards as you scroll down. I have broken up Angela's summaries into several posts so it isn't overwhelming to see a HUGE post. Remember, if you have any questions you would like her to ask when she gives her interviews, leave them in the comments and I will pass them along to her.
Indian Corn Bead Craft
With Thanksgiving and other Autumn festivities coming soon I thought I'd share this very simple craft for youngsters to make. It can be used to help decorate the kids' table at your next Thanksgiving dinner!
Tri-beads in red, orange, brown, yellow, purples, and greens
Green Chenille Sticks
Dried corn husk or raffia
Fold one chenille stick in to thirds. Twist together one end. Cut the fold on the other end so you have three "legs." It will look like a chicken foot.
Put beads onto all three pieces, creating 'Indian Corn.' Stop when your 'cobs' are as long as you want them to be. Fold the rest of the chenille stick behind the cob to keep the beads from falling off trimming any extra stick if necessary.
Tie a strip of dried corn husk or raffia to the top. Cut a chenille stick in half and wrap one half around the top and create a loop to use as a napkin holder. Other ideas are to hot glue a magnet on the back to use on your fridge or hot glue a safety pin for a decorative pin to wear.