It can be a challenge to find ways of entertaining children indoors, particularly those coping with the added emotional stress of bereavement or the serious illness of someone close to them.

Children can sometimes find it difficult to talk about a brother or sister who is seriously ill. One way to encourage them to express how they feel is to create something fun, like a spooky star. This simple activity makes children relax and share their emotions more freely.

The following instructions create a very cool spooky star as shown in the photo above.

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