Spent some time recently exploring what has become one of my favourite Halloween websites - Ravens Blight. Amongst the artwork, games and music, I noticed a page entitled The Toy Shop which promises printed materials and instructions for creating masks, games, decorations . . . all by just folding paper. Now, I’ve always had a problem with crafts that involve the precise folding of paper. Back in elementary school, everyone was making and playing with numbered square games that you put your fingers into and opened in different combinations (they actually have a name, but it escapes me now). Could I fold mine so it would work properly? Nope. And my attempt at origami is . . . well . . . it’s best forgotten. So it was with some trepidation that I scrolled down the list of folded paper toys looking for one that appeared to match my skill level. And then . . . I came upon the monster sets. Simple, small, quick monster standees. Yes, I thought, even I can do this. So I selected the Werewolf and hit Print. Then, scissors and glue in hand, I set to work. Step by step, I followed the instructions. I cut, folded, pasted, trimmed . . . and I did it! My werewolf actually looks like the werewolf in the picture (except that mine is pink because my printer cartridge was drawing its last breath). However, all of this has given me renewed confidence in my paper-folding skills. I went back to look at the more complex toys. Perhaps I could progress to the masks, the graveyard and even Ravensblight Manor itself. Yes, the sweet smell of success. Thanks Ray!