Halloween Fun For Kids

Halloween treats, decoration and costumes for kids………..

Halloween’s a great party for kids and possibility to really spend time together as a family. Especially if you’re otherwise a busy parent, invest some time and effort to having fun time with your kids!

From this article you will find some fun, spooky and tasty recipes and treats that your kids will love to prepare, party ideas, easy-to-make decorations, cool costumes and more.

The delicacies are good for any adults’ parties too and for fun-loving grownups : ) I surely wouldn’t mind preparing these fun eatable creations to any of my parties (which only have adults…)

After the following treats and decoration, let’s check out some super fun children’s Halloween Costumes…. When you are preparing your kids for the trick or treats tour to the neighborhood and are running out of ideas, you will love these ideas.

Treats & Decoration Ideas

Have fun with your kids…

1)    Children love to make tasty treats in the image of characters. Halloween gives an opportunity to create Dracula Cookies.

You will need:

5 ounces of white candy coating, chopped

6 Candy truffles

1 Fruit roll-up

1 can of black decorating icing

6 cream filled sandwich cookies

6 slivered almonds cut in half

Next,

  1. Place truffles on wax paper lined pan and freeze for 10 minutes.
  2. While the truffles are chilling, melt candy coating in a microwave safe bowl. Stir occasionally until smooth.
  3. Dip each truffle in candy coating, covering completely and draining off all excess. Return each truffle to the pan.
  4. After all have been dipped refrigerate until hardened.
  5. Meanwhile, cut the fruit roll-up into 2 and ½ inch by 1 and ½ inch strips.
  6. Re-heat the candy coating if necessary and repeat step 3.
  7. Place one truffle on each cream filled cookie.
  8. Wrap the fruit strip around the base of the truffle for the cape. Allow to set.
  9. Using the decorating icing with a round tip – draw the hair, mouth and eyes on each.
  10. Use the almonds for fangs.

Makes 6 cookies; store in an airtight container.

 

2)    If Dracula cookies do not sound good, you could make some Halloween Cat Cookies.

You will need:

18 ounces of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

54 pieces of candy corn

1 can of chocolate icing

Red shoestring licorice cut into 1 and 3/8 inch pieces

9 thin chocolate wafers, quartered

Next,

  1. Bake the cookie dough according to the packaging.
  2. Allow cookies to cool.
  3. Cut yellow tips from 18 candy corn. (Discard orange and white sections)
  4. Frost the cookies with icing.
  5. Immediately place two whole candy corns for eyes, 1 yellow tip for a nose, 2 chocolate wafers for the ears and 6 pieces of licorice for the whiskers.

Makes about 18 cookies.

 

3)    There are many decorations that can be created from household products. These are not only inexpensive, but also fun to create. One fun idea is to create Spirit Jugs.

You will need:

Clean plastic gallon milk jugs

A craft knife

Black permanent marker

String of 50 clear holiday lights

Next,

  1. Leave the lid on each jug to prevent denting while drawing ghost mouth and eyes on each jug.
  2. Allow an adult to cut a half-dollar-size hole from the back of each milk jug.
  3. Finally, arrange all jugs near each other to string the lights between them. Stuff several lights into each jug and enjoy the show.

 

4)    A fun idea for crafts that you can hand out as party favors or to trick-or-treaters are Spider Pops.

You will need:

Black pipe cleaners

Googly Eyes

Lollipops

Glue

Next,

  1. Hold four pipe cleaners and center them around the base of a lollipop. Wrap around the stick one time to create four legs on each side.
  2. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaners to form eight feet.
  3. Glue on the googly eyes.

 

5)    Children of all ages love to make the next craft. Sand Jack-O-Lanterns may be slightly messy, but they are a lot of fun and worth it in the end.

You will need:

Clean, empty baby food or other jars

Black permanent marker

Green paint

Paint brush

Green construction paper or foam

Glue

Scissors

Colored sand

A spoon and a funnel

Next,

  1. Remove the lid to the jar and paint it with green paint. This surface is not the easiest to paint, so you may need to dab the paint on.
  2. Draw a Jack-O-Lantern face on the jar.
  3. Fill the jar with sand. You can use multiple colors by layering each color of sand with a funnel.
  4. Put the lid back on the jar and cut a leaf from the green paper or foam.
  5. Glue the leaf to the top of the lid.

Now let’s check out those cool costumes….

 

5 Fun Ideas for Children’s Halloween Costumes

For those who want your child to have a one-of-a-kind costume for Halloween festivities, here are 5 fun ideas to make your child stand out from the crowd.

 

1)    A cute idea for a little girl is a hula dancer. The costume is rather simple to make, and all items are found at the local grocery store.

What you will need:

Hot glue gun

2 rope-style mop heads

1 pack gift bows

1 roll of paper towels

1 pair of flip flops

2 inch wide cloth ribbon

2 cereal boxes (1 mini and 1 small)

1 box of brass paper fasteners

How to make the skirt:

  • Cut the two mop heads down the center seam to create four panels. Line the panels side by side.
  • Cut a piece of the cloth ribbon to fit the length of the panels plus 12 inches on each side for tying the skirt.
  • Use the hot glue gun to apply glue to the edges of the panels; fold the ribbon in half over the edges.

How to make the headpiece, bracelets, and lei:

  • Cut ribbon to the desired length to create the headpiece, bracelet, and lei. For the lei, make approximately six evenly spaced crimps in the ribbon, secure each with transparent tape so it lies flat around the neck.
  • Attach randomly sized and colored gift bows to each ribbon. Loop the ribbons and secure the ends with double-sided tape.
  • Attach one large gift bow to the top of each flip flop strap.

How to make the ukulele:

  • Flatten both the mini and the small cereal boxes. Cut along one side of each and reassemble inside out using tape.
  • Use the foam cup to trace a circle onto the center of the small cereal box; use scissors or a utility knife to cut the circle out. Attach three of the brass fasteners approximately 1 and ½ inches below the hole.
  • Take the paper towel tube and cut two inches off one end. Use the tube to trace a circle onto the top of the small cereal box and another hole onto the bottom of the mini box; cut out.
  • Attach three brass fasteners to the front of the mini box. Connect the boxes to the tube by applying hot glue inside edges of holes. Insert one tube end in each. Attach three rubber bands to fasteners at both ends for the strings.

 

2)    Thanks to this next costume, your child does not have to play football to be the star Quarterback.

What you will need:

Printout of a quarter

A piece of cardboard

Duct tape

What you will do:

  • Enlarge a photo of a quarter to 7 and ½ diameter.
  • Glue the enlarged photo to a piece of cardboard the same size as the photo.
  • Attach the quarter to the child’s back with a loop of duct tape.

 

3)    Original costumes are rare, but wonderful. A clever idea for an inexpensive costume is the Smartie Pants costume.

What you will need:

Rolls of Smartie Candies

Clear Packing Tape

What you will do:

  • Attach the rolls of candy to the child’s pants using the packing tape.

 

4)    A cute, fun way to dress a little girl up is in a Peacock costume. This idea turns out really cute and is easy to make.

What you will need:

A blue onesie

Peacock feathers

Elastic sequin beads

Orange tights

Hot glue gun

A square of blue fabric

What you will do:

  • Layer feathers on top of square of fabric using the glue gun to create the peacock tail.
  • Attach the elastic bands to the fabric to put around the legs and waist.

 

5)    One the cleverest idea pays tribute to a dinner dish that has been around for decades. This costume turns out great and is fairly inexpensive; a trip to a hobby store may be required. Check out the Spaghetti and Meatballs costume.

What you will need:

A red checkered table cloth or fabric. Approximately 1.25 yards long 45 inches wide

Hot glue gun

Off-white yarn

8 small Styrofoam balls

A sturdy paper plate

Brown acrylic paint

Red acrylic paint

One small cooking pot

What you will do:

  • Cut a hole in the center of the table cloth or fabric for the head so the item can be worn as a poncho.
  • Cut ½ skein off-white yarn into spaghetti noodle-length pieces. Use a hot glue gun to glue the noodles in swirls and bunches on the paper plate.
  • Paint the small Styrofoam balls brown to look like meatballs. Let he balls dry and then glue 4 or 5 of them to the top of the spaghetti on the plate.
  • Mix brown and red paint to make it look like tomato sauce. Drip the paint over the spaghetti and meatballs. Smear some of the paint on the side of the small pot.
  • Glue the plate to the front of the tablecloth poncho.
  • Glue the rest of the meatballs where you would like on the poncho.
  • Glue yarn “spaghetti noodles” to the pot “hat”. Tie some yarn under the chin if needed to secure the small cooking pot to the child’s head.

 

Happy Halloween….!

 

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