Fun Halloween Food

Spooky Fun Halloween Food 

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Halloween Food

 Let’s face it… Halloween Food is FUN! Here are some classic Halloween food ideas as well as a few new ones. These recipes are spook-tacular for your neighborhood gathering or classroom party.

Fun Halloween Food

Mummy Dogs

 Ingredients: Refrigerated (can) of crescent dinner rolls, 10 hot dogs, cooking spray condiments

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray

2. On a plastic cutting board, unroll the refrigerated rolls into rectangles. Use a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors to cut each rectangle into long thin strips.

 3. Wrap the hot dog with strips of dough.

4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

5. Add mustard “eyes” if desired.

Fun Halloween Food

Witches Fingers Cookies

 This is a two part process but it’s very simple. First up, make sugar cookie dough (below) or use a sugar cookie dry mix.

Sugar Cookie Dough for Witches Fingers

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup better, 2 cups unsifted flour plus 2 tbs, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla, grated rind of 1/2 lemon. 

Combine ingredients. Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix well. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Witches “Fingernails”

Ingredients: Package of blanched almonds and red food coloring. To “dye” the almonds, place almonds and red food coloring in a Ziploc bag and shake. When almonds are coated, gently dump out onto a piece of wax paper and let them dry.

Heat over to 350 degrees.

Make “fingers” with dough. Use a spoon to grab some dough and roll into a finger shape. Place on a cookie sheet.

Gently press almond into one side of finger to make a “nail.”

Use a butter knife to make lines in the “fingers.”

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 (watch them, they can burn quickly).

Halloween Food

Tombstome Treats

There are two ways to make these. You can use marshmallows and brownies (below) or for an ever FASTER method– use some pre-made chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, the “tombstone cookies” and worms of course.  

Ingredients: 2 cups of mini marshmallows, brownies (pre-make), chocolate frosting, Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, 1 cup crushed Oreos, gummy worms, black writing icing. Other supplies: skull cups. Before you start, you’ll want to use a boxed brownie mix to bake a batch of brownies. Use a large casserole dish so the brownies are thin.

First, fill your skull cups up with mini marshmallows.

Next,  use a drinking glass to cut round brownies out. Place on top of marshmallows.

 Make a cup of Oreo crumbs (12 or so cookies). I like to put them in a large Ziploc bag and use the bottom of a mug to crush them (that way the crumbs stay in the bag). Next, add a little chocolate frosting on top of the brownie and sprinkle the Oreo “dirt” on top.

Finish by wedging tombstone/cookies in and a gummy worm or two. 

Fun Halloween Food

 Graveyard Bones

Ingredients: Small Marshmallows, small stick pretzels, vegetable oil and  1 bag of Ghiradelli White Chocolate Baking Chips.

Make the “bones” by inserting pretzel into two marshmallows. I made 50. Place the chips in a microwave safe dish and microwave at 1 minute intervals until melted. After chips are melted, add a small amount of vegetable oil to make the chocolate thinner. Use a fork to dip pretzels into chocolate mixture and let them set on wax paper.

Fun Halloween Food

Monster Cookies 

Make your favorite chocolate chip (I like the recipe on the Nestle package) or peanut butter cookies. Bake a craft stick in the cookie as a holder and have fun frosting and adding colorful candy faces.

Fun Halloween Food

Goblin Bars

Ingredients: 1/8 cup of sprinkles, 1/4 cup broken pretzels, 18 oz (approximately 1 1/2 bags) of Ghiradelli White Chocolate Baking Chips, a 9 x 9 baking dish and parchment paper.

Line the baking dish with the parchment paper. Put the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 1 minute intervals, stirring each time until chips are melted (a rubber spatula does the trick). 

Pour melted chocolate into lined baking dish, smooth over with rubber spatula to make as flat as possible. Add pretzels, mashmallows and sprinkles on top and gently push into chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Fun Halloween Food

Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients: 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie Treats, 6 cups of mini marshmallows, 3 tbs butter, orange food dye, stick pretzels and green icing. Pam cooking spray.

Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan. Add orange food dye and mix well. Dump in Rice Krispies and stir well. Spray hands will Pam(!). After everything is well mixed, form “pumpkins” and add a pretzel stem. After it cools, add green icing.

Special thanks to my friend Tatjana for her help with some of the Fun Halloween Food.

Halloween Crafrs

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4 DIY Halloween Costumes

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Halloween Costumes

Hi Friends! I love Halloween… but what I don’t love is spending a lot of time and money on costumes! Many times the costumes you find aren’t great quality. The solution? Use basic items you already have and make a trip to the craft store. You can whip up any of these fun costumes with just a few supplies! And you can do them all no-sew… although even if you want to sew… there are only a couple simple stitches necessary! These costumes were designed and created by my friend Tracy Gonzalez. All craft materials are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

I have some excellent tutorials to share with you for each of these DIY Halloween Costumes!

Zorro Costume

I love a good swashbuckling costume. What boy (big or small) wouldn’t love this? Here are some great instructions on how to create a DIY Zorro Costume

Ladybug Costume

Awww… I think these ideas are so sweet. Whip up this cute Ladybug Costume for your little lady(bug)!  

Skeleton Costume

I am not into gross stuff when it comes to Halloween. This Skeleton Costume is more cool than creepy!

Black Widow Spider Costume

This costume would be perfect for a tween! This Black Widow Spider Costume that has so many creative details.

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DIY Black Widow Spider Costume

{DIY Black Widow Spider Costume} 

Black Widow Spider Costume

Black Widow Spider Costume

Hi There! I have one final DIY Halloween Costume idea to share with you (all by my friend Tracy Gonzalez). Here, her lovely daughter Erika is modeling a fantastic DIY Black Widow Spider Costume.

Costume: Raid your closet for a black tee shirt, black nylons and black boots. You will be making the rest!

First– you’ve got to check out the fetching Black Widow Spider Headband!

DIY Black Widow Costume

Headband

Supplies: Headband, glue, glue gun, red tulle fabric, black tulle fabric, and small spider. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Cut black fabric roughly a half an inch wider and longer than your headband

Step 2: Using a hot glue gun tack one end of the headband and then the other.  Once both ends are tacked, glue one side of the fabric down.  Once that is complete, glue the other side pulling the fabric tight.  Tip: you may want to trim the fabric slightly so there is a smooth seam and fabric doesn’t  overlap.

Step 3:  Once the headband is covered, cut a 4×4 inch square of black tule and a 3×3 inch square of red tulle.

Step 4: Place the red tulle on top of the black and pinch the center of the back of them and give it a half twist.  Glue to the side of the headband using something like a popsicle stick to press them down. Tip: The glue is very hot so be careful not to burn your fingers. 

Step 5: Place spider on the headband center of the tulle and glue with hot glue gun pressing firmly so they hold.

And what’s a Black Widow Spider without a cool spider skirt? 

Black Widow Spider Costume

Black Widow Spider Skirt

Supplies: Red Tulle, black tulle, black 1” elastic, black ¼ inch elastic, ruler, scissors. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Fold red tulle until it is about two inches wide and using a ruler measure and cut approximately four inch lengths all along the fabric. Tip: This makes cutting fast and no one will see bad cutting once the skirt is together.

Step 2: Fold the black tulle and do the same as above.

Step 3: Measure how much elastic you will need for the waste and cut

Step 4: Pull the tulle down around the elastic being careful not to tie it too tight that the elastic bunches.  Tie the tulle around the elastic.  Hold the tulle at the front of the elastic with your left hand.  Using your right hand bring the tulle behind the elastic and through the front of the tulle

Step 5: Once the desired amount of tulle is on the elastic, fasten the elastic with either hand sewing or stapling shut.

Step 6: Cover the stapled area or hand sewn area with tulle

Step 7: For top spider skirt, thread ¼ inch elastic through the holes and fasten with either hand stitching or staples.  This is the top skirt for the black widow.

Spider for the Dress

Supplies: Red tulle, crystal stickers, fabric glue. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Find a picture of a spider on the internet.

Step 2: Use a plastic grocery bag taped to the monitor to trace the spider onto the plastic bag. 

Step 3: Once it is traced, tape to a table and put red tulle on top of the bag, making sure it covers the black spider. Use the crystal stickers to stick to the tulle to create the spider.

 Step 4: Use fabric glue to stick the spider to the dress.

DIY Black Widow Costume

Spiderweb Wings

Supplies: 2 spider webs, black spray paint, glitter spray, black tulle, hot glue gun and glue, fabric glue, bag of cobwebs, black elastic, small 1” squares of black fabric.

Step 1: Lay bag down and place spider web onto bag. Spray with black spray paint. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 2: Once the webs are dry, lay on flat surface and place black tulle over top of the web making sure the whole web is covered by tulle.

Step 3: Using a hot glue gun, glue all the major seams of the web to the tulle.

Step 4: Once cooled, take web outside and spray with glitter glue.  Tip: use cobwebs to add to the spider web.

Step 5: Cut spider shape out of the tulle

Step 6: Cut six 1” patches of fabric and lay in three places on the top of the wings. Lay one piece down put tulle on top and then glue the other piece down on top to sandwich the tulle.

Step 7: Cut small slit in the fabric and slide the elastic through to create the armbands.

 Step 8: Hand sew elastic shut to fit child’s arm.  Attach web slightly to the dress using fabric glue Tip: If you want to add interest, use some cob webs on the cobweb wings.

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DIY Skeleton Costume

{DIY Skeleton Costume}

Skeleton Costume

 Hi, I have another spooky cool costume to share with you: a DIY Skeleton costume! This cool costume, designed by my friend Tracy Gonzalez, is totally no sew and “SO” CLEVER!

Costume Base: Black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants and black shoes (you probably already have these things or find at stores like Target or Walmart). Now onto the fun items you can make! By the way…  All craft materials are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Skeleton Costume

Hat

Supplies: Hat, black spray paint, plastic bag. All craft materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Lay hat outside on plastic bag and black spray paint.

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Skeleton Mask

Supplies: Skeleton mask, white paint, paint brush, elastic. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

 Step 1: Using white paint, lay mask on a bag and paint with brush

Step 2: Once mask is dry cut small slits in the side of the mask and slip elastic through and tie one side.  Adjust to your child’s head and then tie the other side.

Skeleton Costume

Skeleton Bones

Supplies: black sweat pants, black long sleeve shirt, white fleece, scissors, black marker, skeleton parts, black puff paint, fabric glue, paint brush. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

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 Step 1: Lay the plastic bones onto white  fleece. Use black marker to trace around them.  Tip: Double the fleece for the bones that are the same in the legs and arms.

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Step 2: Once mask is dry cut small slits in the side of the mask and slip elastic through and tie one side.  Adjust to your child’s head and then tie the other side.

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Step 3: For ribs and spine place on fold of the fabric and cut together so both sides are the same.  Tip: For the center bones use the scissors to make a small cut which will allow you to then be able to cut the center bones out easily.

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 Step 4: Pin spine together to keep it steady when you cut. 

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Step 5: Lay black long sleeve shirt and sweat pants on a table or floor and place bones down. 

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 Use fabric glue to stick the bones down.

Step 6: Use the black puff paint to add any details you like, to make the bones look more realistic.

 Our final DIY Costume idea is coming up soon!

DIY Ladybug Costume

{DIY Ladybug Costume} 

Ladybug Costume

Hi Pals! I’ve got another awesome  99% no sew costume for you, thanks to my friend Tracy Gonzalez. This time, it’s a sweet ladybug costume! There are quite a few darling DIY elements.

Costume: A red turtleneck, red tights and back shoes.

What about the stuff you can make? Let’s start at the top– literally… with the headband!

Ladybug Headband

Ladybug Costume

Supplies: Headband, glue, glue gun, fabric,  black pipe cleaners, craft garland, glitter spray. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

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Step 1: Take four black pipe cleaners and twist two together and fold in half. Once they are twisted wrap them around the top of the headband spacing them out about three inches apart.  Twist them around so they are tight on the headband.

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Step 2: Cut black fabric roughly a half an inch wider and longer than your headband

Step 3: Once the pipe cleaners are in place, lay fabric down on table and mark in the center of your fabric, roughly where the pipe cleaners will poke through using a white pencil crayon. Use an x-acto knife to make tiny slits for each antenna to poke through.

Step 4: Poke the antennas through the holes and then get ready to cover the headband with the fabric.

Step 5: Using a hot glue gun tack one end of the headband and then the other making sure to pull the fabric tight.  Once that is complete, glue the other side. Tip: you may want to trim the fabric slightly so there is a smooth seam. 

Step 6: Using the glue gun glue one side of the fabric to the back of the headband and then flip it and glue the other side.

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Step 7:  Once the headband is covered use either this furry string to wrap and secure with spots of hot glue until it makes a pom pom or antenna looking thing. Spray with glitter spray.  Tip: to make things easier you could use a red pom pom. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond. 

Ladybug Shirt

Supplies:  Red Shirt, small glass, black fabric, white pencil

Step 1: Take a small glass and trace a circle onto black fabric using a white pencil crayon

Ladybug Shirt

Step 2: Trace a bunch of the them and cut out using sharp scissors

Step 3: Arrange them on the red shirt and use fabric glue to glue them to the shirt and if desired red tights.

Ladybug Skirt

Ladybug Costume

Next up, the skirt! Tracy made this one in ladybug colors, but you could do it in any shade(s)!

Supplies: Red tulle, black fabric x-acto knife, black elastic, construction paper, white pencil crayon, and ruler. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Cut 2 lengths of red tulle fabric roughly 12 inches long, cut 2 lengths of black fabric roughly 11” long

Skirt1

Step 2: On a piece of construction paper, measure one inch all along the paper and draw a line. Then measure another inch below and draw a line.  Then measure one inch marks all along the construction paper. 

Skirt2This is what you will use to set up your grid to make your no sew skirt. Once your grid is drawn, take your fabric and lay it flush with the top of the paper.

Step 3: Using an x-acto knife cut one inch slits along the red tulle. Do both pieces of tulle. 

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Step 4: Cut two runs of the black fabric 11” long. Measure one inch down and mark one inch notches starting at one end of the fabric to the end.

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Do this on both pieces of fabric using a white pencil crayon. Once all the slits are made use an  x-acto knife to cut the slits.

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Step 4: Using the black elastic, weave both the red and black fabric through the one inch notches together.  Weave one black and three red, then repeat until all the fabric is on the elastic. The red tulle if woven more than the black makes the red part of the skirt  fuller than the black one. 

Tip: As you weave both color fabrics onto the elastic, make sure you push both along to make way for all the fabric to fit, be gentle not to tear the fabric. Once it is all woven on, measure it on your child’s waist and hand-sew your elastic shut.

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Step 5: Slide the fabric over to cover up the staple or sewing and use the fabric glue to close the black fabric so it has a finished looked.

Step 6: Spray skirt outside with glitter spray.

There’s more DIY Costume fun to coming soon!

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DIY Zorro Costume

{DIY Zorro Costume}

Zorro Costume

Hi Friends! I am so thrilled to share a special series with you– DIY Costumes! What makes them so amazing is that they are no-sew. You heard me, NO-SEW! To create these cool costumes, I enlisted the help of my dear friend Tracy Gonzalez. Tracy is incredibly creative in every way. She’s a great artist, crafter, seamstress… this woman can do it all and do it beautifully! While Tracy can sew like a professional, many of us can’t. So she came up with simple ways to “get around” sewing.

Oh and she also figured out brilliant ways to make many other things! Okay enough from me. Let’s hear from Tracy (and by the way, “Zorro” is her handsome son Carter.

DIY Zorro Costume: You’ll need black pants, boots and baggy shirt, black gloves, fake sword. I bet you already have those items!

 {DIY Zorro Costume: Elements You Can Make} 

Zorro Costume

Mask

Supplies: Black fleece, scissors and a white pencil crayon. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

DIY Zorro Costume

Step 1: Cut a strip of fabric 5 ½ inches high by the full length of the fabric. Find the center point of the fabric and trace this mask from the computer onto a plastic bag and place it on your childs face to see if it fits. Using the tracing of the mask, place it on the fabric in the center of the five inch strip. Use a white pencil to trace the mask. 

DIY Zorro Costume

Step 2: Cut the top and the bottom of the mask out leaving the sides long. Taper them from skinny to fat on the ends leaving the material at five inches wide on the ends. 

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Step 3: Using sharp scissors cut tiny slit in eyes to allow you to have room to cut them out properly.

DIY Zorro Costume

Tip: Test the mask to make sure the eye holes are big enough for your child. 

Hat

Supplies: Black fabric, black Bristol board, ruler, glue, scissors, tape, white pencil crayon. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Measure 2.5 inch band along the edge of the black construction paper and cut out. This is the center of the hat.

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Step 2: Take the 2.5 inch strip of paper and measure your childs head.  Cut two inches longer and tape together to form the circumference of the hat. 

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Step 3: Start with a dot in the middle of your construction paper and measure out 2.5 inches from the middle dot measuring all around to form a circle.  Join the dots creating the center circle.

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Step 4: Measure another inch around using your white pencil to make small lines.

Hat 6 Once it is drawn, join the dots.  Place the head band you made with the 2.5 inch paper and place it over the two middle circles centering it as best you can.  Draw a white circle and remove the band. 

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Step 5: Using sharp scissors, cut roughly one inch slits going up to the white circle all around the hat and bend in. 

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This forms the bottom of your hat and fits into the cylinder you made.

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Step 6: Draw a circle the same size at the band. Then draw an inch out from there and cut in slits like the rim of the hat.

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Step 7: Using the shape of the hat brim, cut two out circle in fabric.  Glue to the outside of the hat leaving the tabs to stick up.

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Step 8: Flip hat over and glue the fabric to the bottom letting the flaps sit inside the circle where you will tape them down.

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Step 9: Glue fabric onto the top of the hat.  Place top of hat on the top of the body of the hat. Tape the top onto the hat to the center section of the hat.

Step 10: Take the last piece of fabric (the band and glue overtop of the taped part of the hat to finish it.

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Step 11: Tape two strings inside of hat to complete Zorro’s look.

Step 12: Using the jewels, make a “Z” on the hat for the final touch.

Cape

Supplies: Black satin fabric, scissors, white pencil crayon, x-acto knife, binding tape, iron. All craft materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Cape 1

Step 1: Fold the bottom of the cape and using the binding tape, tape and iron the seam for the bottom of the cape.

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Step 2: Measure the length of the desired cape you want and cut the fabric at the appropriate length.

Step 3: Using the binding tape, place it on the top of the cape and iron down to create a finished edge. Fold again and use the binding tape again to make a sturdy area to cut through with the knife.

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Step 4: Using your white pencil crayon measure ½ ” markings all along the top of the cape.

Step 5: Cut a long piece of fabric about two inches wide. Using your binding tape create a finished tie for the cape. 

Step 6: thread the tie through the cape, weaving in and out of it, creating the cape.

Zorro Costume

Belt

Supplies: Black satin fabric, scissors, binding tape, iron, stick on jewels, black tulle. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Cut a long strip of fabric from the satin roughly seven inches wide

Step 2: Fold sides in and iron binding tape into place to create a nice hem on either side.

Step 4: Find  or draw a large a “Z” for Zorro or and trace off of the computer using a plastic bag.

Step 5: Tape to your table and place black tulle overtop making sure to cover the “Z”. 

Step 6: Use sick on red jewels to create the letter “Z” when it is complete, glue it onto the sash right in the center.

Thanks so much Tracy, for sharing your great ideas!

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Chocolate Dipped Apples

{Chocolate Dipped Apples}

I have been drooling over all the beautiful carmel apples out there. I got a bee in my bonnet to make some myself yesterday but since my kiddos had a half day at school and there were some friends over, I couldn’t run out and grab any caramel. So I raided my pantry and found some chocolate baking chips and lots of other odds and ends. And so Chocolate Dipped Apples were born!

Halloween Treats

 Ingredients: Whatever you have in your pantry! I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Semi-Sweet Baking Chips, sprinkles, crushed Reese Peanut Butter Cups, and MNM’s (and let me confess…. it’s likely some of these items are from last Halloween!) Apples and straws or sticks and wax paper to lay the apples on afterwards.

Step 1: Wash and dry the apples.

Step 2: Get all your candy organized (as in dump each thing out on a paper plate)

Step 3: Make a spot for the straw (Tip: I used the back of an electric mixer beater) and insert or use a stick.

Step 4: In the microwave, melt the chocolate in an microwave safe bowl. Tip: I like to stir it after 1 minute and 2 minutes with a rubber spatula sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 5: Dip the apple in the bowl, (turning the bowl to get optimal coverage) then quickly add the candy or sprinkles and put the apple on the wax paper to set. Fastest thing EVER! 

Halloween Food

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Halloween Food

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Halloween Food

 And last but not least… 

Halloween Food

 If you like Halloween Food ideas, please check out my White Chocolate Ghostie Spoons, Cookie Pumpkin Pops, and Candy Corn Cones!

Candy Corn Bunting

{Candy Corn Bunting}

Halloween Decor

 Last week I shared 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas in conjunction with my TV segment on KOMO here in Seattle.

Halloween Crafts

When I do my TV segments and the blog posts that go along with them, I don’t always include step by step photos… because if I did, the post would be EXTREMELY long! But if I have the chance, I like to post more detailed instructions later. This project was so cute, I wanted to share the how-to’s with you.

Candy Corn Bunting

Supplies: Four 12 x 12 Burlap Sheets from Canvas Corp, a die cut machine (or cardboard triangle patter, ruler, hole punch  and scissors) Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White (2), Yellow and Bittersweet Orange, ruler and masking tape, Black Canvas Corp Cord. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Optional but highly recommended: use large plastic bags on your work surface to protect it and also to expedite painting.

Step 1: Die Cut (or cut with scissors) 7 large triangle shapes. If cutting with scissors, create a cardboard template of a pennant measuring 7 x 10 x 10 inches. Then trace and cut 2 triangles from each sheet. Punch two holes on the 7 inch side for hanging later. 

Step 2: Cover your workspace with plastic bags and paint the front of each triangle white, let it dry. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White . Then do the same on the back.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 3: Use the masking tape to mark off three different sections. Remember, on “real” candy corn, the middle is the largest area. Tips: Use a credit card or ruler to “burnish” the masking tape… meaning press down hard on it so you get a nice clean line.

You already painted the burlap white, so there are only 2 more sections to go!

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 4:  Paint the top section orange. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in , Yellow. Let it dry.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 5: Reapply your tape (don’t worry, the tape will not harm the acrylic paint) and paint the middle section orange. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in Bittersweet Orange.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 6: Remove the masking tape and punch holes in the top (short) side of the triangles. Do any necessary touch-ups and then string cord through the tops of the triangles. I used black cord from Canvas Corp.

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Hang and enjoy!

Check out my gallery of fun Halloween Crafts and Food ideas!

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Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

{Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost} 

Earlier this week, I shared 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas, including this Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost. Now, I’d like to give you a full tutorial for this project and show you some photos along with the instructions…  to make creating your own ghost even easier.

Halloween Crafts

 This is a classic craft and one that is perfect for your little ghosties and ghoulies!

Halloween Crafts

Materials: Cheesecloth, Plaid “Stiffy” Fabric Stiffener, styrofoam balls, wood dowels, large empty soda bottle, bowl, craft glue, scissors, googly eyes, wire or cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap. I’d also grab an old towel to protect your work surface. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

 Put the dowel into the styrofoam ball.

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

 Put the ball and dowel into the plastic bottle (to give it support). 

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghosts

Use wire OR a cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap to make arms. I found the paper towel holder worked well for this size ghost. Squeeze the Stiffy into a bowl and saturate a piece of cheesecloth.

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 Place the bottle etc on a towel to catch drips. Layer a few pieces of the wet cheesecloth over the bottle/ball/dowel and shape to your liking.

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Let it dry overnight… cool huh? The Stiffy makes the fabric super stiff.

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 Add googly eyes with glue.

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Enjoy your ghost! You can easily hang it with fishing line, yarn or thread. Or just let it “sit” there.

Cute, right? Happy Ghost Making! 

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