Has Hurricane Sandy (or some other force of nature) derailed your family's trick-or-treat plans this Halloween? Our friends at Care.com have a few ideas on how to weather the erratic weather so your kids don't have to pass on the fun of the haunted holiday. Read on for family fun options—in any circumstances.
Add a little spook to your child's wardrobe this Halloween. If you don't have a Halloween costume, this Stenciled Ghost T-Shirt makes a great last-minute cotume option. Make this cool craft today!
These spooky Halloween mason jars are perfect for a Halloween party or just a festive way to decorate your home and light up your mantle during this coming month of October. Keep reading to learn how to this Halloween craft.
If you're looking for an easy homemade costume to make for your kid on Halloween, how about Elphoba? Elphoba (EL~fa~buh) was the real name of the Wicked Witch of the West, according to the musical, Wicked. I used her as the inspiration for this Witch Hat to reflect her softer, misunderstood side. This free witch hat pattern will fit any child from ages 3 - 8.
We get a visitor, the night of Halloween. No, it's not trick or treaters. No, it's not teenagers pretending to be in a costume so they can get candy. We get a visit from the Switch Witch.
Looking for some front door decor for Halloween? I've been so intrigued by all the yarn wreaths I've seen recently, and decided to take that idea and apply to my latest Halloween DIY: a Spooky Monogram. This cool holiday craft can be made with kids (although you should never let children near a hot glue gun, so leave them out of that part!), or you can do it on your own!
We're in the final countdown, mere hours away from Halloween and Joseph's costume isn't finished yet.
Thankfully, he's just a ghost.
Still, this mad dash panic to finish a costume made me realize anew how much has changed in the past ten years.
Halloween is right around the corner. Don't have a costume for your kid yet? Never fear, if you're determined to DIY this holiday you can still throw together a quick handmade No-Sew Costume for your child. Check out these 10 Halloween costume ideas:
Halloween is upon us! Of all the holidays, I get the most excited to decorate for Halloween because there are so many opportunities for making great Halloween crafts (while munching on Halloween goodies, of course!). These simple Rock Ghosts can be made in little time with very few supplies, and best of all, this is such a simple DIY, you can make this craft to make with kids.
Love pumpkin decorating, but don't want knives around your kids? Try this cool DIY: Chalkboard Pumpkins! This is perfectly safe, great pumpkin craft for kids! Try it during the fall season so you can decorate your door and stoop, or do it for Halloween! The best part is you can wipe it off the designs and change them as often as you like to keep your holiday decorations fresh (or if your child just wants another go)!
For a great Halloween craft you can do with kids, pick up some Jack-Be-Littles. These cute mini-pumpkins can be found around Halloween in many grocery stores. In this fun DIY, Jack-Be-Little pumpkins go from traditional orange to spooky black with some chalkboard paint; simply add wings or pipe cleaners to create cute bats and spiders just in time to decorate a shelf or two around your house for Halloween.
Pinecone crafts are always a big hit with kids, and the best part is you can score pinecones this time of year at little or no cost. During the fall season nature provides plenty of pinecones, but you don’t have to wait for the Halloween or the holiday season to start crafting. Each Pinecone Witches is made with pinecones of different shapes and sizes so each one has her own distinct personality.
Need a last minute costume for Halloween? Here's an easy DIY Hula Skirt you can make from a brown paper bag (it doesn't get much easier than that!). We just love no-sew costume options, so dress-up your child in this cute skirt on All Hallow's Eve!
My daughter is a total cupcake fanatic. I love them too, but I try to limit my family's sugar intake, especially around Halloween and the holidays, when treats abound. That's why bite-sized mini-cupcakes are perfect! They're delicious without being overindulgent. Here is my favorite cupcake recipe, and best of all you can make this with your kids.
Don't have your kid's costume set for Halloween yet? Whether your child can't make up his mind about what he wants, the good stuff is sold out, or costumes are just too darn expensive, we've got a solution!
Halloween just days away, you're probably coming up with ways to have some holiday fun with your family. Along with picking out cute costumes, loading up on Halloween goodies, and delving into some creative holiday crafts with your kids, you may be planning on trick-or-treating. Make this a safe and stress-free evening with your kids by abiding by these safety guidelines brought to your by the safety experts at Amber Alert GPS.
Halloween treats may be delicious, but all that sugar isn't great for your kids, and as a parent, sometimes you've got to make the tough call, like saying "no!" to too many Halloween sugary snacks. Fortunately, we've got fun ideas for healthier alternatives you can feed to your kids as a spooky snack or hand out to trick-or-treaters that won't leave costumed kids believing they've been trickd rather than treated this Halloween.
Need a fun spooky treat for a Halloween party or just as a holiday snack? This Spider Mini Cakes recipe is easy to make, the kids can even help with the final assembly! The best part is, spiders aren’t just for Halloween—they can be a great addition to a creepy crawly birthday party any time of the year.
With Halloween around the corner, all parents are on the lookout for cute Halloween costumes, but making handmade costumes can be tough. That's why this no-sew kid costume is perfect; it's wallet friendly and requires only minimal DIY skills. Your kids will love this No-Sew Frog Costume for Halloween.
When it comes to Halloween and little kids, there’s a fine balance between fun and fright. Until the early elementary school years, most children can’t differentiate between fantasy and reality, and even most well-meaning parents can inadvertently scare the merriment out of Halloween. Learn how to maximize the fun and minimize the fright this season.
There's nothing like fighting the crowds at the local pumpkin farm to put one in the mood for Halloween.
When Halloween and the holidays come around, a truly classic family fun activity is icing cookies and decorating them in the spirit of the season. At my house, we do this for all seasons, but we particularly love it this time of year, because the decorations are so much fun!
It's that spooky time of year again, which means it's time for haunted Halloween treats! We love making spider recipes like Spider Brownies and Apple Pumpkin Buttered Toast with Olive Spiders. These tasty Spider Deviled Eggs feature gross green creepy crawlers! This is a great recipe to bring to your kid's classroom Halloween party (it's a great healthy option before the candy rolls in) or just serve it to your kids as a snack. Try cooking with your kids and let them help prepare this holiday recipe.
Halloween is right around the corner, and these adorable Sparkly Spider Web Treat Cups are a sweet DIY Halloween craft you can do with kids. Best of all, these Treat Cups hold your sweet treats in their glittery webs. Also use them to hold some fun Halloween party favors like temporary tattoos, stickers, spider rings, or small toys.
You may be brainstorming Halloween costumes for your kids, but you really should be thinking about your own Halloween look! These spooky DIY eye makeup looks bring beauty to a new (and creepy!) level this season. Pair one of these eye makeup looks—created by talented bloggers—with a Halloween manicure and you'll be a trick-or-treat ready Mom. Now, you've just to got to outfit the kids!
Halloween is upon us, which means it's time to hang up some Halloween decorations to make your home festive for fall. Whether you're having a Halloween party, or just enjoying holiday family fun with your kids, this cool Halloween craft will get you into the spirit, so try this DIY today.
Are you looking for a super easy cake recipe for Halloween? Whether you're having a Halloween party, or just looking for some holiday treat ideas, this Frankenstein Cake will makes a screamtastic snack. It’s a simple recipe—even if you don’t have much cake decorating expertise.
If you've been kicking around the idea of taking your pet out trick or treating with your family on Halloween night, forget it!
If you've just pulled your Halloween Decorations out of the closet and they're looking a little tired and worn, check out what we've found, to help spruce up the look of your home this Halloween.
Not all Halloween snacks have to be scary—these Good Witch Mini-Cakes are more sweet than spooky. They're impressive but not hard to make even if you don't have much cake-decorating experience. So, turn on the charm this Halloween, and use your imagination to give each witch her own distinct personality.
Halloween is just around the corner and we're in full costume mode in my house.
Who says humans should be the only ones to have fun on Halloween? Get your pets in on the fun with these irresistible Halloween Pet Costumes.
Every year around Halloween, bags of candy corn line store shelves. Using these holiday treats to make a Halloween craft is healthier than eating them! This cool decorative DIY can be done in just a few steps. (Note: This is not a craft for kids. A hot glue gun should only be handled by Mom.) Read on to learn how to make this seasonal craft.
With Autumn now thoroughly underway and Halloween just around the corner, hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party feels like a perfect idea.
Looking for some easy Halloween crafts that your kids can do? This Halloween, we've rounded up 10 fun crafts that are more silly than spooky. They're just the thing for you littlest trick-or-treaters!
This is a Halloween treat you'll enjoy as much as your kids! Truffles are delicious, but they can be difficult to make—not these! I'm about to let you in the secret of fake chocolate "truffles" made from Oreo cookies; the method is incredibly simple and these "truffles" are perfect for casual gatherings like a Halloween party! For this haunted holiday, I dressed them up as eyeballs. They fit the gruesome theme and are a delicious treat!
Halloween is right around the corner! If you need a quick Halloween decor idea, or if you want a healthy option to hand out to trick-or-treaters, this is a fantastic holiday craft. (Note: this is not a craft for kids, because it requires a hot-glue gun. This one is strictly a DIY for Mom.) Grab a few oranges from the fridge for this pumpkin craft, and let's go!
Nothing says Halloween like cool pumpkin decorations! This is a quick and cheap holiday DIY that's great for a party, or to simply get your family into the spirit. Dollar-store foam pumpkins look like a million bucks with this cool Halloween craft, so make it for your home!
Looking for a spooky Halloween craft to do with kids? Make these Halloween Luminaries with the whole family! Even toddlers can get in on the creativity with this holiday DIY! All you need are a few basic supplies, and you'll be ready to watch your tot (and your porch) light up with excitement.
Boo! Has Halloween snuck up on you this year? Along with settling on the costumes and the decorations, you've got to whip up some Halloween treats. Don’t be scared—these quick, last-minute spooky snacks (each made with just a few ingredients) will save the haunted day!
We love Halloween! If you're looking for a spooky Halloween recipe, look no further. After a chilly day of trick or treating, get out of that costume, and make this Melted Candy Bar Hot Chocolate that's fun and festive, and it's a assembled using the content of your kids' goodie bags! Try this hot chocolate this holiday!
Need a fun snack to make for Halloween? Kids love this creepy holiday treat that's easy to assemble. In fact, this is a great cooking with kids project! My daughter is still a preschooler, so we stick with kitchen crafts that are simple and fun like these Marshmallow Rice Bar Ghost Treats!
I love the gesture of giving homemade gifts during the holiday season. It is such a heartfelt way to show someone you care.
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