Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here are our scary monster and witch cupcakes... all made with candy, marshmallows and ice cream cones (could not find chocolate cones...They are cuter with chocolate but hey, my kids don't care, they love them regardless :o)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I am loving these special little treats! I just don't know where to find the black and white candy sticks... I must look harder I think! How fun to give these to kids in your child's classroom or to give to the teacher! Here is how to make the skull pop:
To make a skeleton head, you'll need two regular marshmallows. With scissors, cut one marshmallow widthwise to expose stickiness and make pieces for the head and jaw. Poke holes with a toothpick to make sticky spots for eyes, teeth, and nose. Poke white candy-coated licorice pastels into jaw for teeth, and press in black licorice drops for eyes. Snip a piece of black licorice twist into a small triangle for the nose, and press into place. Poke a few times with the toothpick into marshmallows to make a large hole for a candy stick. Push candy stick into hole, through jaw, and into skull. Wrap in cellophane bag if desired.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Ok, you start with a large grocery bag from the grocery store...
Next, you cut off the bottom retangular piece so that you have a tube that is open on both ends.
Then you take the whole thing and crinkle it as much as you can.
Next, gather one end as tightly as you can and secure it with masking tape.
Now you push the end you just taped up through and turn it inside out so that the taped part will be inside the pumpkin and the words will also be on the inside.
Now you have what looks kind of like a bowl.
Now fill that with crinkled up newspaper (about 3 whole pages crinkled up)
Gather up the bag and tape it just like you did earlier and try to twist the top, if you can (it is kind of thick), before you wrap the tape around it.
Take it outside and spray paint it orange and let it dry, if it is sunny it shouldn't take very long at all. Then take floral tape and wrap it around the "stem", around the masking tape. Add some greenery to the stem as shown in the first picture and you are done!! These are so fun for Halloween but also for the Thanksgiving table! You can make these in little sizes too, the lunch bag sizes :o)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
1 pkg. (16 oz.) chocolate sandwich cookies
3-1/2 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
CRUSH cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor.POUR cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies.REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.To Decorate Graveyard: Use Milano cookies to make the "tombstones." Stand tombstones on top of dessert with candy corn and pumpkins or just fun Halloween sprinkles. Drop dollops of remaining whipped topping onto dessert to make "ghosts."Makes 15 to 18 servings
HAVE A FUN TIME!
Monday, October 6, 2008
48 brown mini M&Ms plus , more for filling (optional)
Vanilla frosting tinted light green
1 + pound black licorice laces, cut into 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch and 2-inch lengths
24 candy corns
Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, and fill with mini M&Ms, if desired.
Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound of frosting. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
"The Pumpkin Friend"
Here is another favorite from our house, "The Pumpkin Friend" as my kids call it. When my 7 year old son, Turner, saw this for the first time when he was about 3 he used to sneak outside and I would look out the window and see him sitting right next to the Pumpkin Friend talking to him. It was the cutest thing ever! Now my 5 year old, Landon, loves to do the same thing!
This is how we make him...
Find some old adult sized overalls from the thrift store or your closet and an old checkered or plaid button down shirt and stuff them with newsper until it is nice and plump. Put the overalls on over the shirt. I then take some raffia and stuff it into the neck and in the cuffs of the shirt and the bottom of the legs and then use a rubber band to tie the ends of the arms and the legs (so that the raffia doesn't come out) Then sit a store bought fake pumpkin that lights up right on top of the raffia where the neck would be and sit him where everyone can see him and your done!!! You will get cute comments from all the neighbors!!
Tomorrow I will tell how to make the GIANT Spider on my window (yet another creation from Family Fun)........ Come back then :o)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here they are on our tree!
Here are the ones from BHG.com. These are so simple and fast!! Just thought I would show you all this fun craft! Click here to see how to make them!!