You could place treats such as wrapped candies in the leaf-shaped dish and set them out for Thanksgiving visitors. You could have holiday fun racing walnut shell mice.

Get handy with some
holiday crafts

Star-Bulletin staff

Crafty kids might want to start now on projects for Thanksgiving. Here are directions for two, taken from the book, "175 Easy-to-Do Thanksgiving Crafts," edited by Sharon Dunn Umnik (Boyds Mills Press, $6.95).

Leaf Dish

Supplies you'll need: white paper, pencil or pen, glue, plastic bowl, paint, permanent marker, floor wax, a soft cloth.

Draw and cut out a large leaf shape from white paper. Trace around it, making three more leaves, all the same size. Glue all four leaves, one on top of another, with edges touching.

While the glue is damp, center the leaf over an upside-down plastic bowl. Gently press the sides around the bowl to form a shallow dish. Let dry.

Paint the dish in fall colors. Draw dark veins, as shown, with a permanent marker.

Ask an adult to help you rub a thin coat of floor wax on the dish. Polish with a soft cloth.

Walnut-Mice Racers

Supplies you'll need: walnut shell halves, tempera paint, construction paper, moveable plastic eyes, yarn, marbles.

Paint two walnut shell halves different colors, and let dry.

Cut and glue paper ears , plastic eyes and paper noses on the shell halves. Paint on whiskers . Glue pieces of yarn for tails.

Place a small marble under each mouse. Set them on a board.Tilt the board so the mice race down it.

KO Thanksgiving Feast Contest

Thanksgiving usually means eating a turkey dinner with the usual trimmings, like stuffing and cranberry sauce.

But if you were in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, what would you like to eat? Chicken katsu? SPAM musubi? A hot fudge sundae? Fish and poi?

Draw a picture of your ideal meal and you could be a winner in the KO! Quick Draw Thanksgiving Feast contest.

Winners receive a savings bond, a Border's Books & Music gift certificate and a KO! T-shirt.

One winner will be chosen from each of three age groups: preschool and kindergarten; first through third grades; and fourth through sixth grades.

Include with your drawing a few sentences explaining your food choices. Fill out the KO! contest coupon. Attach it to the back of your drawing.

Entries must be received by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin by 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Winners will be announced on the KO! page Nov. 26. For more information, call 525-8662.

Entry deadline: 5 p.m. Nov. 20
Send to: KO! Quick Draw Thanksgiving Feast Contest
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
605 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Writing for peace

Is world peace possible? Your answer could win up to $1500 in the 1997 Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest, open to all high school students.

In the form of a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, describe ways in which you have resolved conflicts peacefully in your family, school or community, and tell how you would apply these to achieving peace in the world.

Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1,000 words typed and double-spaced on white 8-1/2-by-11-inch pieces of paper. Submit the original and one copy of the essay.

Include your name, address, phone number, school, grade and age on a cover page accompanying the entry. Do not place your name on any other page.

Essays should also include a bibliography, and must be submitted to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation by June 6, 1997. Prizes of $1,500 (first), $1,000 (second) and $500 (third) will be awarded Sept. 15, 1997.

Send essays to: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Visit the foundation web site at:

The Scoops, which runs Tuesdays in "You, Me and We," provides information on scholarships and opportunities available to students and young adults. Send listings to: The Scoops, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, HI 96802.

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