Recycled Holiday Crafts For Kids: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chanukah

 Parents, do the holidays find you up to your eyebrows in kids and work? Why not put those vacationing youngsters to work making #Crafts, greeting cards and decorations for Thanksgiving, #Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, or whatever winter holidays you celebrate? These cheap, green homemade crafts save money using recycled materials while keeping preschool kids productively busy and helping prep for your celebration.  Recycled Holiday Crafts For Kids: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chanukah

Horror theater makeup tips; Ghoul, skeleton, monster face painting for Halloween, Zombie Apocalypse

Theater makeup techniques work very well for Halloween face painting and costumes. Here is a diy guide on how to face paint zombie, ghoul, ghost or skeleton makeup. You don't need expensive theater makeup or lots of experience to create some pretty eerie looking effects.

You will need a basic makeup palette, available from any retail store. No need to spend big money; you just need white, red (carmine), blue (cyan), black and luminescent (glow in the dark) face paint. You can also use greasepaint or makeup crayons. Blue and purple eye shadow and black eyeliner or eyebrow pencil work well also. You will also need loose face powder, a powder puff or blush brush, Q-tips cotton swabs and moist towelettes or baby wipes.

Preparation:

Before face painting, comb all hair away from face and secure with a head band or pony tail. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or mineral oil along the hair line to prevent makeup from bleeding into, discoloring or damaging hair. Cover clothing or costume. It is recommended that you dress before applying makeup if your costume goes over your head. This will prevent makeup from smearing and soiling clothing.

Zombie, ghoul, skeletons
For zombie, ghoul or skeleton face painting, begin with white or glow face paint or makeup. Apply a basic coat to face, eyelids, nose neck, throat, hands, ears and any skin that will show (otherwise you will appear only half dead!) Next, using a sharpened fine point black eyeliner or eyebrow pencil, lightly outline eyes, contours of temples and cheekbones. For a zombie or ghoul, use your finger to lightly smudge the lines. For a skeleton face, leave lines clear. For skeleton face painting, paint lips white and draw "teeth" on lips with black eye liner. Outline the nostrils to emphasize the bone structure.

Use blue or purple, create shadows by filling in all facial hollows: around the eyes, along the side of the nose, under the lips at each side, in both temples, in the cheek hollows under the cheek bones. If you don't have purple, mix red and blue in the palm of your hand. For best effects, use different shades of blue and purple to create a bruising effect for a zombie or ghoul. Leave some red paint "dripping" for blood.

Makeup scars and wounds for Zombies

For face painting zombie or ghoul scars, you can do one of two things. First, draw a wavy black line where you want the scar. Cross the line horizontally in several places to create stitches. For open gash wounds, draw a wavy red line, outline it with smudged purple and trace around the whole thing with black. This creates a 3D effect. For a wider wound, start with mottled shades of red (blood and flesh), outlined with smudged purple (bruise), outlined with thin black line (torn, decaying flesh).

Wrinkles for hags, witches, crones, vampires
Create zombie or ghoul wrinkles by outlining natural face wrinkles with black or brown eyeliner. Then highlight the bottom edge with a color that is lighter than the face. For zombie or mummy flesh (that is already white), simply use black or brown to create wrinkles. Follow the natural lines of the face, in the corners of the nose and mouth, at the bridge of the nose between the eyes, and across the forehead. Draw wrinkles lines on the neck and throat to create a withered look. Lips should be black or red. Finish with fluorescent highlights, to create an eerie, other-worldly look.

Set and finish
When you have achieved the desired look, set make-up by dusting with loose powder. Puff the powder on, do not blot, rub or wipe. Be sure to wash all face paint off thoroughly after Halloween. Baby wipes work very well to clean make up out of creases.

Kourtney Kardashian boasts weight loss with one easy food swap

When you hear the name Kardashian, you don't think weight loss but instead gain. The reality TV divas are known for padding their curves with all kinds of plastic surgery. But eldest #Kourtney Kardashian has found a simple way to subtract belly fat and cellulite. How does the "KUWTK" star trim the tummy? Liposuction helps but so does one crazy-easy food swap.   Kourtney Kardashian boasts weight loss and new beau Younes Bendjima

Steven Assanti claims shocking 'My 600-lb Life' return, weight loss, drug rehab

 He's baa-ack: Steven Assanti, the bombastic bariatric surgery patient of "#My 600-lb Life," promised a return to season 6 of the reality TV show after trash-talking TLC. What's more, he claims to have kicked drugs and can't understand why people still call him an addict. Dr Younan Nowzaradan vetoed Assanti's gastric bypass surgery after the 34-year-old made such a nightmare of himself. The once 850-lb man has lied and made contradictory statements about weight loss and Dr. Now. He's so disliked that there is an anti-Assanti Facebook group. Is Steven a maligned martyr or the "big, fat liar" so many have pegged him?  Steven Assanti claims shocking 'My 600-lb Life' return, weight loss, drug rehab

'My 600-lb Life' disproves Oprah and Weight Watchers: Can't have cake and weight loss too

Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities have claimed to lose weight while still eating all their favorite foods on Weight Watchers. But the TLC reality television show "My 600-lb Life" disproves major aspects of the famous diet plan. Dr. Younan Nowzaradan's bariatric surgery diet seems to contradict WW on dieting and foods to eat for weight loss. Is it possible, as Oprah says, to have your cake and weight loss too? 'My 600-lb Life' disproves Weight Watchers: Can't have cake and weight loss too

Mama June ditches diet after weight-loss, plastic surgery: gastric sleeve puts her in ER?

Uh-oh, did Mama June Shannon screw up her gastric sleeve? The season finale of "From Not to Hot" shows the reality TV star going to ER in great pain. Could it have anything to do with her diet fails? After transformation with gastric bypass, weight-loss and plastic surgery, Shannon says she's done dieting. The preview shows June ditching not only her old plus-size clothes but also calorie counting! In an interview with People, Honey Boo Boo's famous mom freely indulges in goodies galore. Shannon does realize that slimming down isn't just about taking weight off but keeping it off, right? Mama June proudly boast    Mama June ditches diet after weight-loss, plastic surgery, ends up in ER

Kathy Bates weight loss wows in Super Bowl commercial: What's AHS star's secret?

More than the halftime show, appetizers, and even the game itself, the Super Bowl commerical lineup is often one of the most anticipated parts of the NFL event. Top slot for funniest #Super Bowl commercial went to Turbo Tax for Humpty Dumpty. But the Kathy Bates Turbo Tax ad was popular too. Along with her funny "scary dependents," Bates showed she's maintained serious weight loss. The "American Horror Story" star opened up on her slimmer figure, which is down to hard work, health scares, and a scary-easy diet tip.   Kathy Bates weight loss wows in Super Bowl commercial: What's AHS star's secret?