Submitted by: Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D., author of a book on
classroom creativity


Cut up an old sheet into squares at least 6 inches by 6 inches. Gather the fabric to make a head, stuff it with dry beans or even a sheet of paper wrinkled up, and encircle it with a rubber band. Voila — instant ghost! These can be hung from the ceiling or from a clothesline stretched across the classroom after writing each child’s name on his or her ghost. Dim the lights and play a clip of spooky ghost sounds to present the finished project.


Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.