October 2015 archive

Halloween Bat Candy Holder

| Halloween, Holidays

Hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters in the cute bat candy bucket, or you can attach a handle for your kids to carry. Use a light-weight mailing tube or oatmeal container as the base!

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Cute DIY Spiders

| Halloween, Holidays

Halloween crafts are the best…you have so many choices between the spooky, the cute, the gory, and the magical. Here, we went for cute and happy! This DIY spider craft is such an easy one…the kids will love stringing beads onto the pipe cleaner legs!

You can choose to add more or less beads to the spiders legs to create fun, colorful patterns!

What you’ll need:

1. Paint wooden knob and bead with paint and let dry.

2. Thread 8 beads onto 4 pipe cleaners, spacing them out every inch or so. Leave a slightly bigger space between bead 4 and 5 for the body.

3. Glue pipe cleaner into wooden knob and twist the 4 pipe cleaner legs together around that pipe cleaner.

4. Slip wooden bead over the pipe cleaner and glue in place. Trim the end off the pipe cleaner sticking out the front of the bead.

5. Draw on eyes with black marker.

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Double Duty Costumes for Today.com

| Halloween, Holidays

I’m obsessed with the idea of costumes that transform. Not like Optimus Prime or anything cray like that, but rather the idea that your costume can easily become a completely different one with a few crafty tweaks.

jon snow costume magician costume

Last year I did this fun story for Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine (R.I.P.) and this year I produced this playful one for Today.com.


Look how easy it was to transform a pumpkin into Piper from Orange is the New Black, a magician into Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, and a cowgirl into a perfect picnic. Visit Today.com for all of the DIY instructions!

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Monster Mash Halloween Craft

| Halloween, Holidays

Who says monsters have to be big and scary? These little guys can fit in the palm of your hand and will definitely make you smile.

You can watch a video about how to make them over on Parents.com.

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