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Spooky Halloween Crafts (pg. 2)

Halloween - Trick or Treat Bags

Ask a parent for an old pillow case or one of those big brown paper carrier bags (the ones with the handles) that sit in the cupboard and never get used. Make it part of your costume by decorating it yourself! If you're a mummy, mummify your bag with toilet paper. If you're a princess or something girlie, cover it with sparkly sequins and glitter. If you're a superhero, paint your super hero symbol onto the bag. Let your imagination run wild!

Halloween - Spooky Snacks

  • Creepy Caramel Apples - Poke a popsicle stick (or a cinnamon stick) a third of the way through the bottom of each apple. Melt a bunch of caramel candy squares in a pan until smooth. Dip each apple in the caramel and turn until totally covered. Next, roll the caramel in chocolate chips, chopped nuts, gummy candies, caramel corn, smashed cookies...the possibilities are endless!
  • Putrid Popcorn - Make a whole bunch of popcorn (microwave, stove-top or air-popped) and get some of your favorite popcorn flavourings, like cheddar cheese, salt 'n vinegar and sour cream 'n onion. Make new labels for the jars with names like Lizard Brains, Witches' Dust and Ghost Powder. Give your friends small bowls so that they can customize their own popcorn.
  • Witches Fingers - Make a batch of shortbread cookie dough. Take small chunks of the dough and roll them out into long cylinders (the shape of a finger!). You're also going to need blanched whole almonds and some red cake gel. Flatten a small spot at the end of your finger-shaped cookie and squeeze some of the cake gel onto it. Now press half an almond into the gel, rounded half facing up. Draw a few lines through your cookie before baking with a fork for the knuckle. Ta da! You have an instant witch's finger. Be sure to have an adult help you with the baking of your masterpieces!
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