Volume XI, Issue 47 ~ November 20-26, 2003

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The How-To Cowboy™ Presents Another Secret, Magic How-To Fun Trick
How to Make a Snake Face

Want to make a snake face with your hands? There are two ways.

Way #1:
1. Clap your hands together as if in prayer: fingers together, thumbs on top, pointed away from your body. Keep elbows at your side.

2. Separate your hands by one inch. Slide your thumbs (the snake eyes) below the index fingers so they are resting in the crevice between the index fingers and the middle fingers.

3. Curl index fingers over the top of the thumbs, all the way back so the tips are pointing back toward your body. The thumb eyes keep are pointing forward.

4. Curl the middle fingers under the thumbs like the index fingers are curled over the thumb tops.

5. Touch the tips of the ring fingers and the pinkies to form a triangle. Bring the hands together so the first and second knuckles of the index and middle fingers touch.

6. Point the snake face at someone while articulating the snake’s lower jaw (move the pinkies up and down together). Wriggle the thumb eyes. Scar-reeee!

Way #2
Second way, by way of a dog face.
1. Start as in the first way (1), but point your hands up as in prayer, and spread your fingers.

2. Fold ring fingers down so they are pointing at right angles to either side.

3. Key step. Wrap the index fingers around the ring fingers. This time the tips of the ring fingers are the snake eyes.

4. The middle fingers (the upper jaw) should form a triangle. Ditto the thumbs. Point the pinkies up. Look at your folded hands straight on, and from the side. You’ve got a dog! Woof! Woof!

5. Now curl your pinkies down. You’ve got a snake! Move the thumbs and index fingers up and down in a biting action. Double Scar-reee!

With either snake face, coat the tips of your thumbs or index fingers with rouge or food dye. Triple Scar-reeee!

The How-To Ranch Hand Challenge:
Send a unique How-To trick with step-by-step instructions to:

IM Press
Box 5346
Takoma Park, MD 20913

If accepted, you’ll see your trick published in this space, and receive a LITTLE NED STORIES book and a $10 check. Visit The How-To Cowboy, aka Edward Allan Faine at his website: www.takoma.com/ned/home.htm.

Kids’ Stuff This Week

Thursday, November 20
Thankful for Books
Kids 2-6 learn about who’s thankful and why as librarians read their favorite books on the subject. 7pm @ Fairview Branch, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings: Free: 410/257-2101 and Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. free: 410/257-2411.

Sunday, November 23
Gobble, Gobble
Kids ages 3 and 4 learn about turkeys and what gobble, gobble means through crafts, song and stories. 10:30am, 11:30am & 1pm @ North Tract Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, Bald Eagle Dr., Laurel. free: 301/497-5887 • www.patuxent.fws.gov.

Friday, November 21
Kids ages 2-5 take an epic adventure with Big Lion and Little Lion in “Lullaby Lion.” 10am @ Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center, Annapolis. Free: 410/573-2084.

Wednesday, November 26
Bedtime Stories
Kids ages 2-6 bring your favorite blanket and snuggle up for a few good stories, fingerplay, songs and simple crafts. 6:30pm @ Annapolis Area Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. free: 410/222-1750.

Plan Ahead
Caillou’s Big Party
Nov. 28–Join in the fun with the curious cartoon preschooler Caillou from the popular television and book series in this all new production to kick off the new season. Two shows, 11am & 2pm @ Lyric Opera House, Baltimore. $17.50-27.50: 866/597-4200 • www.tickets.com.

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Calling Chesapeake Country’s 2003 Babies

We’re collecting pictures of Bay Weekly’s newest readers to spotlight on our last “Not Just For Kids” page of the year.

Send your favorite baby picture (with baby’s and parents’ name and address; baby’s birthdate; your name and address) to: Bay Weekly P.O. Box 358 Deale, MD 20751 (original photos will be returned) or e-mail: editor@bayweekly.com.

Send digital photos in .TIF or .JPEG format at 150 dpi, no smaller than three inches wide.

Photos must be received by Thursday, December 18. We’ll send family and baby a souvenir copy!



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