My girls couldn’t be more excited for Halloween. This year we were unable to get our decorations from where we store them so we have been busy making our own to decorate the house. While we decorate it’s always fun to have Halloween Themed snacks (these could also be a fun afternoon craft activity with food). Below are some of the activities we have done together and snacks you can make for your halloween play dates, parties or bake sales:
Spider Hands with Web: A simple activity you can do with almost anything you have in your house. Have your child trace both hands on black construction paper or use computer paper and have them color in their hands after traced. Cut out hands and glue together. Have your child make the eyes or you can use google eyes if you have any available. On a piece of white paper, draw a web and then cut it out. Hang somewhere around the house.
Creatology Foam Pumpkin Kit: This kit is available at Michaels. It’s perfect for making signs and Halloween pictures to hang around the house. It comes with foam stickers for eyes, ears, nose, black cats, and spiders as well as google eyes to glue on. We also made a Halloween mobile out of them by punching holes in the stems and hanging them from a hanger. (use can also punch holes in the hand spiders mentioned above and hang them as well on the mobile).
The Sparkly Pumpkin: The easiest craft to keep busy. All you need is miniture pumpkins and crayola glitter glue. To give it a little spooky touch, add rubber rats or spiders. A great decoration for around the house.
GoGoSqueez-enstein: I made these for a snack when my girls came home from school one day. I made one on the computer and the other I made with construction paper, glitter glue and a black marker. My oldest thought they were so cute, she went and made a bunch to bring to her friends Halloween party.
There Was A Little Girl Who Swallowed A Spider: My girls love the series There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed….A Fly, A Bat and so on. The other day I made these snacks for a Halloween craft play date. We started joking around about The Little Girls Who Swallowed a Spider. These snacks are simple to make. All you need are brownie bites from Whole Foods (note that they are made in a facility that also processes peanuts and tree nuts). UTZ Halloween Pretzels, edible Eyes, and Wilton Gel Writers. Break the wings off the pretzel bats and push them into the Brownie to make the legs,
Happy Decorating and Crafting this Halloween!