Posts Tagged "halloween"

Candy Corn Recipes for Halloween

What says, “Halloween” more than candy corn? The super-sweet fall treat is a holiday staple that kids know and love. Sure, you could serve a bowl of the white, orange and yellow treats for your next Halloween party. Or, you could use the goodies as part of a completely creative holiday recipe. Check out these easy-to-make desserts that all use candy corn! S’mores As if s’mores aren’t ooey and gooey enough on their own, imagine adding candy corn. Sandwich toasted marshmallows (you can warm them in the microwave if you don’t have a campfire handy) and white chocolate in between...

Halloween Pumpkin Picking Tips

Halloween is quickly approaching. That means costumes, candy and picking pumpkins! You’re looking for the perfect pumpkin to put out on the front porch this Halloween. Before heading out the door to the pumpkin patch, check out these pre-picking tips! Select Your Space Are you planning on putting a few pumpkins outside of your front door? Maybe you want one to put out as the centerpiece of your dining room table? Make some measurements before going to the pumpkin patch. Doing so lets you know just how much space you have, and how many pumpkins (of which sizes) you can...

3 Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

Carving pumpkins is a Halloween tradition. That said, your very young child can’t exactly use a knife to make his very own jack o’ lantern. That’s okay. Instead of actually carving away, your preschooler can decorate a pumpkin without having to use anything sharp. How? Check out these no-carve Halloween pumpkin crafts! Glitter and Glue It’s artsy—and, it’s super-sparkly. Give your child a bottle of clear-drying school glue and let him squeeze it over the top of the pumpkin. Make sure to put newspaper or a flattened garbage bag under the pumpkin to catch the excess mess. Let the glue...

Kids’ Halloween Pumpkin Puppet Craft

Celebrate Halloween with a cute kids’ craft! Your child can make pumpkin puppets, and then use them for hours of pretend play. These are easy enough for preschoolers to make—even with minimal help from you. Not only is this an artsy activity, but it also helps your child to develop fine motor skills and learn about math! Use the circle or oval shapes that will turn into pumpkin heads to teach your little learner about basic geometry. Materials: Orange card stock paper (or any other thick paper) Scissors Clear-drying school glue A dark marker Green craft felt Thick craft sticks...

Halloween Pumpkin Print Card for Kids

Halloween is coming, and your family and friends can’t wait to see your child dressed in her super-creative costume. But, grandma lives in another state, Aunt Ethel can’t come over on Halloween night and your sister is out with her own kids. Your child can craft her own Halloween greeting card that features pretty painting print pumpkins! The best part is that you can attach a picture from Halloween night (of your child dressed in her costume) inside. You can also use this kids' craft to celebrate the autumnal equinox (without the picture, as a fall card). Materials: Letter-sized card...

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:...