Spooky Halloween Ideas
Tricks & Treats
Express your spooky side this Halloween with the help of our so-easy but so-creepy recipe and craft ideas.
Start with a large, straight-sided glass vase, then add hair and eyes cut out of contact paper. Draw a mouth and stitches with a permanent marker. Hot-glue wine corks to each side of the vase, then fill with our Bubbling Lime Brew to bring your monstrous creation to life.
Sip on something scary, like vampire teeth! Print out vampire teeth on card stock. Cut out and attach each set of fangs to a straw, taping or gluing about an inch from the top.
Web of Lines
Using black-and-white patterned washi tape, create a spiderweb pattern on a tray by laying out 8 wheel spokes, then connecting them in a series of octagons.
Candy Corn Pretzels
Put your own festive twist on one of Halloween's most iconic treats: Candy corn! This recipe is a little savory and a lot of sweet.
Gory Goodie Bags
Cut out Halloween labels printed on card stock. Fill small plastic bags with candy or our Candy Corn Pretzels. Fold the labels over the bags and staple shut.
Wicked Witch Melts
Green mint-chip ice cream gives this wicked witch her ghastly complexion and the kids a tasty dessert.
Milano cookies have never tasted better than in this creepy creation where they're surrounded by pudding "dirt."
Bag of Treats
Print our iron-on labels on transfer paper and iron them onto canvas treat bags or pillowcases according to transfer-paper instructions. Then hit the streets!
Pigs in Bandages
Hot dogs, otherwise knows as "pigs," get mummified in this twisted take on a kids favorite.
Doubly Deviled Eggs
What a transformation! Red bell pepper pieces bring new life to the classic Deviled Eggs appetizer when assembled as devilish horns and goatees.
Yogurt and a toothpick magically turns ho-hum tomato soup into a show-stopping holiday supper.
Toss these creep-tastic grilled cheese spiders on top of your soup for one epic Halloween pair.
Eye'll Be Seeing You
Using a needle threaded with string or thin year, poke a hole through a pair of foil-wrapped chocolate eyeballs (available at drugstores) so the pupils are facing up. Pull the string through the eyes and tie around a cloth napkin.
Trace bat shapes onto black construction paper, cut out, then fold the wings along the dotted lines on our template. Unfold and string together or tape along your walls. (At the end of the month, fold back up to store for next year!)
What a Drip
Using a hot-glue gun fitted with a red sealing-wax stick ($7.50, paper-source.com), draw a line of wax around a candle, then add drips to the top of the line. As your candle melts, the "blood" will begin to drip. (The method also works on vases and glasses.)
This sweet will zoom off of the plate and into your kiddos mouths faster than you can say broomstick!
Nothing says Halloween quite like a ghost covered in white chocolate.
Blow up mini balloons (we used water balloons). Cover each balloon with cheesecloth or white tulle, securing it with double-sided tape. Glue on construction-paper eyes. Loop wire or thin string through the top of the fabric, then hang the balloons from the ceiling or tree branches.
This cheese dip transforms into a zombie snack with just a little squeeze-savvy skills.
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