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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack ~ #HalloweenTreats #DIY

These little  pretzel skeletons are so cute, you may not want to eat them!  Using candy coating and pretzels, you can make these fun, Halloween goodies perfect for your little goblins!

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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack

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You will need to make  pretzel skeletons

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Candy Coating

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

Yummy snack for school

Now you have a great, inexpensive snack for your kids, a Halloween party, maybe even a school party if you are going to take them yourself.  Not sure how they would hold up in the care of a rambunctious grade schooler! But pretty sure they would enjoy eating their lil pretzel skeletons.

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Fall Corn Craft ~ Easy Thanksgiving Snacks #KidCraft

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 Fall Corn Craft~ Easy Thanksgiving Snacks

Here is a fun craft to make for the kids to celebrate Thanksgiving!  Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat Reese’s Pieces?!

You will need

  • Reese’s Pieces candy
  • Snack size Ziploc bags
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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Begin by filling your snack bags with Reese’s Pieces.  When they are full, tape the “closure down to the bottom of the bag.  For the top of your ear of corn, you will want to tape the closure at an angle to prevent it from showing.  If it isn’t completely smooth underneath, that is okay, it won’t show other then the very top.

Grab one brown paper lunch bag.  Open it up and cut down the side seams to cut in half.  Cut off the bottom.

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You should end up with two equal pieces.  At the top of each of these cut 3 lines about 2-3 inches down.  Now you are going to want to take each of those 3 sections and give them a slightly pointy look.  Just trim the sides of them so they resemble a corn husk, not so much a brown paper bag.

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Take your baggie of Reese’s pieces and place them in the center.  Make sure your corn husks are a little taller then your baggie, but not a huge difference.  Bunch up the brown paper bag at the base of your snack bag and secure together with a piece of twine or ribbon when you have it positioned the way you want. You should have quite a bit of brown bag hanging over the bottom, that is okay.  We are going to trim it off once your bags are tied together.

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There you have it!  An easy and fun way to celebrate the season!

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Halloween Spider Plate craft fun decoration or party activity
Halloween Spider Plate craft fun decoration or party activity

Sometimes making these fun Halloween crafts is more about keeping the kids occupied while its cold and wet out side. This Halloween Spider Plate Craft is perfect for a school party, or fall or Halloween party at home. It is super easy, very inexpensive and most of the supplies you probably already have.

Supplies:

Directions-

 

1. Lay an old newspaper down on your working surface and squirt a small amount of black paint onto your paper plate
2. Use your foam paint brush to paint your plate black and let dry
3. Carefully hot glue your googly eyes onto the top center of your black plate
4. Now place a dot of hot glue onto the top side of the plate and on the backside in the same spot
5. Place the end of your yarn sticking onto the back and front hot glue and start wrapping your yarn around the place, leaving the eyes open
6. Add a couple more dots of glue in places where the yarn might slip off
7. Once you’ve got as much yarn as you want around your plate, glue the end piece to the back of the plate

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Halloween Bag Pirate Trick or Treat Paper bag craft

Halloween Bag Pirate Trick or Treat Paper bag craft

Halloween is just around the corner. And our kids have already been thinking of how much candy they are going to get one minute and then the next what costume they are going to wear. My girls have gone from princesses to witches to scary zombie princesses, even my 3 year old! She even wanted to be a pirate princess! This year this Halloween Bag Pirate paper bag craft can be made as is or add your own Pirate flair! Change the shirt and the color of the flowers… add a little drinking cup plastic sword that you see in craft stores. You name it and have fun!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

1 brown paper lunch bag
Scissors
Glue stick or pen
1 sheet of peach construction paper
1 sheet of black construction paper
piece of red felt
piece of black felt
piece of white felt
1 small white lace doile
2 Googly eyes – medium size
5 gold glitter stickers (found in embellishment aisle of craft stores or here online)
1 gold earring (I used a keychain ring)
1 white feather
Pirate Paper Bag Craft Halloween

DIRECTIONS

1.  For the pirate face, cut out a 3 1/4 inch long by 5 inch rectangle piece from the peach paper that fits the bottom part of the lunch bag. With the glue stick, glue it onto the bag.
2.   Cut out a 7 1/2 inch long by 5 inch wide piece of red felt. Glue the felt to the body of the paper bag. This will be the pirate shirt.
3.  Cut out the shape of a pirate hat from the black piece of felt. Glue the bottom of the hat onto the top of the face.
4.  Draw a cross and skull bones on the white felt piece. Cut it out with scissors and glue it to the middle of the hat.
5.  Cut a strip of red felt about 8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide for the scarf that fits under the hat. Glue the scarf onto the pirate face directly underneath the pirate hat. Let the end pieces fall to the right side of the face.
6.  Glue both eyes onto the face, You can get some here.

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Add some Ruffles

7.   For the ruffled shirt, cut off the sides of the doile. Place the top of the doile directly under the face and position it in the middle of the red felt body. Glue to the red felt.
8.  Cut out a small circle for the nose and a wavy beard from the black construction paper. Glue the nose to the face. Glue the beard directly under the nose and on top of the doile.
9.  Add 3 gold adhesive stickers to the middle of the red jacket below the doile.
10. Add a gold stick-on “button” to both shoulders.
11.  Poke a hole on the far left side of the pirate face and insert the gold earring.
12.  Finally, attach the tip of the feather to the back of the pirate hat with glue (or you could use tape).
13.  Enjoy your DIY pirate craft!

 

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