Posts Tagged "halloween"

Halloween Ghost Tree Craft for Kids

You don't have to wait until Christmas to decorate a tree. Create a spooky display with a Halloween tree right now! Instead of a freshly cut, full pine, make this holiday tree out of bending and broken twigs. Send the kiddos outside for a twig scavenger hunt. Gather what the kiddos bring in and choose the longer ones or the ones with the most little limbs to use. After you have the twigs, you're ready to start crafting. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need TwigsA planter pot or large coffee canOrange and black yarnScissorsWhite, black and orange tissue paperClear-drying school...

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

Halloween Kids’ Glitter Paper Crafts

Get creative this Halloween with a cute kids' craft! Your little artist can add a special sparkle to favorite holiday characters and symbols, such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. This art activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to celebrate the holiday or prep for a Halloween party. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper in black, white and orangeScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueGlitter How-To Art-Making Steps Spread a flattened piece of cardboard or garbage bag across the work surface. This can help to reduce the mess.Draw flying bats, ghastly ghosts or oval-shaped pumpkins on to the card...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Fall is in the air and it's time to start planning your family's Halloween festivities. If your kiddos can't wait to have a holiday party this year, check out the easy activity ideas to try out on the big day! Halloween Tag Ask each guest to pick a spooky Halloween creature or character, such as a ghost, vampire, or witch. The players will act out their chosen character as they play tag. Ghosts can try to stealthily move around the game-play spaces, vampires can turn into bats and "fly," and witches can use "magical potions" to tag the other players....

Last-Minute Upcycled Halloween Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween art activity for your kids? If the hustle and bustle of the fall season has left you without time to plan out a complex craft, check out this easy upcycled idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old cardboard box Scissors Clear-drying school glue Orange, white, green and black tissue paper Markers Paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween-themed jack o' lantern or ghost design. Flatten the cardboard box. Draw either an oval pumpkin or a free-flowing ghost shape onto the float board. Cut the shape out. Tear the tissue into smaller-sized...

Halloween Treats for Kids to Help Make

Do your kiddos enjoy getting creative in the kitchen? Celebrate Halloween with a few easy treat (not trick) recipes for the whole family. These boo-tiful ideas are perfect for your holiday party or as trick-or-treat night snacks. Ghostly Pops Turn marshmallows into ghost-themed pops. Dab a dot of frosting on two candy eyes. Press each eye into the top front of a marshmallow. Spear the middle of the marshmallow with a popsicle stick and serve the ooey, gooey treats! Mummy Brownies Bake a batch of your favorite brownies. Even though your younger children can't help with the baking process, they...

Halloween Garland Crafts for Kids

Decorate your home for Halloween with a few crafty creations the kids can help you to make. Whether you're planning a family holiday party or you just want to dress up your home for trick-or-treaters, check out these artsy garland ideas! Ghost Garland Make your own Halloween-themed garland with white card stock paper and markers. Cut one ghost shape from the paper or make a template using the front of an old cardboard box. Trace the ghost onto other pieces of paper and cut out each shape. Draw two eyes on each ghost with markers. Punch a hole on both...

Halloween Sensory Pumpkin Tissue Paper Art

Celebrate Halloween with a cute craft! Your child can explore through their sense, learn about colors and build fine motor skills with this holiday-themed pumpkin art activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board. This is an eco-friendly option that's also easy on your arts and crafts materials budget. Orange, black and green tissue paper Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a pumpkin shape onto the cardboard. Turn this into a basic geometry lesson and ask your child to name the shape (circle...

How Can You Use Candy Corn In Halloween Recipes?

Did you buy candy corn in bulk this year? If you have too many sweets for your family to eat as-is, check out these fun-filled Halloween themed ways to use candy corn! Cakes and Cupcakes Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker. You can still use candy corn to create cute holiday treats. Forget about the from-scratch recipes—unless you have a favorite and the extra time to bake it. Buy an undecorated ready-made frosted cake or cupcakes. Give your creative kiddo a bowl filled with candy corn and encourage them to get artsy with their cake or cupcake decoration....