I have always dreamed of a crazy Halloween party with activities and a scary walk and a scavenger hunt and scary treats and the list goes on in my head. My kids are still too young for really scary stuff and too be honest I am not into the really scary stuff anyway. But when a friend suggested we do a joint ‘make and take’ party; I quickly said yes.
Here is a low down on our three hour make and take party:
A variety of monster rings were made with poms poms, a chenille stem and googly eyes. This lovely monster has a lot of glue still drying but you get the idea.
This is from the TV show Mr Maker.
- draw a black line and smudge down
- draw a red line and smudge up
- add a tree
- draw and then rip a ghost from waxed paper
- add features to the ghost and stick him down
Spider webThis fun craft was inspired by Teach Preschool’s study of “The Very Busy Spider”.
I loved the idea of playing with slime but know the mess usually entailed (see my goop and gak post) so I grabbed a Discovery Lab from work. I have been eyeing these for weeks and had not decided what to do with it. Perfect time to try it out and use goop.
I added some plastic toys and the kids had fun trying to figure out what was in there. The reaction were fabulous! Adults were disappointed they could not get their hand in too.
Ghost footprints were also done with white paint on black card. With googly eyes added, the upside down print becomes a lovely ghost keepsake for parents.
Bones Pretzils and mini marshmallows dipped in white chocolate make great bones.
This ghost is popcorn mixed with melted marshmallow and butter. We tried getting the kids to roll it into a ball with their hands but even after oiling thier hands it was still a sticky mess. After washing their hands we found that rolling it in the waxed paper made life much easier. A black marker added eyes and mouth.
Adult Made food
The vegetable platter was designed into a skeleton. Yes he is a fat skeleton- it looked better in my head!
These cute spiders were made by a guest’s mom. The filling was peanut butter and they were gorgeous. Not so great for a school party but perfect for a kids party with no allergies. This would make a great kids activity too.
Wrapped wieners were mummies. Ketchup eyes should have been added to complete the look but we were all too hungry by then.
Deviled eggs were eyeballs. We used a pickle instead of an olive for the kids.
Ghost Jell-O Treats
Can you find the ghost? These were a little harder to make than they looked but the kids had fun finding the ghosts in their fruit and jello cups. Check out Modern Parents Messy Kids for the low down on how to make them.
A great time was had by all. What are you planning or doing for Halloween?