Posts Tagged "halloween"

Halloween Candy Recipes

Along with trick-or-treating comes the obligatory mountain of Halloween candy. While letting the kids snack on some of it is part of the celebration, you can also use the sweets to make a few creative goodies! Halloween S’mores You’ve already got the chocolate covered. So, why not add in a marshmallow and two graham crackers? Pop the stack into the microwave for a few seconds or toast the marshmallow outside. If you want to go bold, add a caramel or cookie bar. Candy Surprise Brownies Bake a batch of ooey, gooey chocolate brownies filled with Halloween candy! Chop up a...

Halloween and haunted houses from Spooky Town

Halloween and haunted houses go hand-in-hand. That said, you don’t have to head out into the autumn evening to catch a look at one of these super-spooky attractions! Whether you want to visit the real deal or stay home and set up your own mini version, we’ve got some of the hottest haunted houses for the Halloween holiday! Spooky Town Lemax’s Spooky Town collection takes the haunted hideaway and makes it a mini. The 25th anniversary collection spotlights the Banshee’s Boo-B-Trap miniature house. What’s so special about this creepy creation? In 2013 Lemax ran a social media contest called, “You...

DIY Kids’ Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes don’t have to equal pricey store-bought outfits. Before you give your credit cards a workout this fall, swap the expensive ready-made gear for the DIY kind. As a bonus, making your own kids’ Halloween costumes gives both you and your child the chance to get creative and come up with imaginative ideas. Check out these easy-to-make children’s costume ideas! Mighty Masks Whether your little one wants to be a caped crusader or a guest at a masked ball, making your own disguise is easy. Reuse the front of a cereal or cracker box (instead of buying new cardboard...

Play Pumpkin Paddle this Halloween

Are you thinking about getting crafty this Halloween? Why not have the kids create an imaginative art project that also doubles as a holiday-themed game. Help your little one build fine motor skills, coordination and balance while make a jack o’ lantern pumpkin seed catcher! The game requires your child to catch and keep the seeds (you can make craft seeds or use the real deal) on hand-made jack o’ lantern paddles. Materials: Cardboard Scissors Markers Orange and green construction paper (you can also use tissue paper) Clear-drying school glue Optional: Dried pumpkin seeds Instructions: Draw the paddle shape onto...

Bat Cake Recipe Halloween Treat

Go batty! Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just need a few more sweets for trick-and-treat night, these easy-to-make bat cakes are fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. Stack two or make a mega-tower of bat after bat. Ingredients: Chocolate cake mix – Use your favorite recipe or pick up the boxed kind. Candy eyes – You can find these in the baking department of many grocery stores, online or even in craft stores (make sure that you are getting the candy eyes, not the wiggle craft ones). Red frosting A bat-shaped silicone cake mold How-to steps:...

Kids’ Halloween Photo Frame Craft

Along with the adorably cute costumes and trick-or-treating fun comes those holiday pics! Instead of keeping them locked-up in your cellphone, print a few out and have your child help you to craft a Halloween photo frame. These monstrous art activity is simple enough for young children (preschool and kindergarten age) to create, but still challenging for an older child. Have your child add her own special touch, writing her name, costume or the year onto the frame with a permanent pen. Materials: Eight thick craft sticks Tempera paint – Use green and black for a ‘monster’ theme or go...

Halloween Pumpkin Chalkboard Craft

Craft your own Halloween décor, making a pumpkin handprint holiday sign! This easy-to-make project is perfect for kids and adults alike. Even novice crafters can quickly create this pumpkin-themed art. Before getting started, you’ll need a piece of scrap wood. Make sure that it’s flat and free from splinters (sand it if necessary). Reuse the edges of wood from other DIY projects or buy a small piece of inexpensive board from a home improvement store. If you or your child is a martial arts student, you can even use a broken board from karate class! Materials: Square or rectangle-shaped piece...

Halloween Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes

Add a sweet treat to the tricks of Halloween night with a witch’s brew cupcake recipe! Whether you’re crafting a menu for a holiday party, taking a few goodies to your child’s school or making a Halloween night snack for the family, these cute cupcakes are simple to bake and fun to eat. You’ll need: Chocolate cake mix Pudding (either use green pistachio pudding or vanilla with food coloring) Green food coloring (only if you’re using vanilla pudding) Thin pretzel sticks Candy eyes Colorful crystal sugar Instructions: Bake the cupcakes. Let the cupcakes cool completely. Use a knife to cut...

Glitter Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Carving pumpkins is a favorite Halloween tradition. But, what happens when the kids want to create their own version? They’re too young to do the carving themselves, and they desperately want to be in charge. Put the carving tools away and hand over the tape and glitter! Your child can create her own craft patterned pumpkin that shines and sparkles. When the crafting is done, frame the art to display or hang it as Halloween party décor. Your child can also make a few pumpkins, string them together and create a crafty garland. Materials: Craft foam sheets – You don’t...

Glowing Halloween Ghost Craft

Halloween kids’ crafts come in all shapes, sizes and forms. From printable pumpkins to hand-made fabric witches hats, your child can craft up a holiday celebration at any age. If you’ve got a young child (in preschool or kindergarten) who’s just starting to get artsy, this sensory shaving cream ghost is an easy option! Materials: Shaving cream Glow in the dark paint – Choose a paint that clearly reads that it is non-toxic and safe for your child’s age. Cardboard or thick card stock paper Googley eyes A paintbrush A black light School glue Paper plates Instructions: Spay a mound...