Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pizza Mummies


English muffins
Pizza sauce
Black olives
Red or green pepper
Cheese sticks or slices


Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy?s wrappings.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.


Hot Dog Mummies


1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
1 12-pack of hot dogs
Yellow mustard


For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.
Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.
Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.
Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.


Apple Bites


Slivered almonds


Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

Tips: If you're not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.


Happy Jack


Self-adhesive magnetic sheet
Orange paper

Black paper


Stick a self-adhesive magnetic sheet to a piece of orange paper, then cut out a simple pumpkin shape. Cut a stem and facial features from a magnetic sheet that's been covered with black paper


Skull Background By Mommy's Blog

I enjoy searching for pictures on the Internet and creating my own backgrounds. This background is made for Twitter backgrounds.

Flapping Bat


Bat templates (download them here)
Black craft foam
Red sequins
Black paper fasteners (or brass fasteners colored with permanent black marker)
10-inch piece of string or dental floss
Short piece of ribbon
A bead (optional)


Click here to download a printable version of the flapping bat. http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/pdf/crafts/0903_foambat_template.pdf
To view the .pdf file, you'll need Acrobat Reader which is available for free from the Adobe site.

Flapping Bat - Step 2 Cut 1 body shape and 2 matching wing shapes from black craft foam, punching holes where indicated. Glue red sequins to the head for eyes.

To attach the wings to the body, align the hole farthest from the rounded end of each wing with a shoulder hole. Use black paper fasteners (or brass fasteners colored with permanent black marker) to loosely attach the wings to the back of the body, as shown.

Next, thread one end of a 10-inch piece of string or dental floss through the remaining wing holes and tie it in a loose loop, making sure the free end extends beyond the bat's head. Tie a bead to the end of the string, if you like.

Tie a piece of ribbon through the hole at the bottom of the bat, then hang him upside down on a wall or window. To make the bat's wings flap, pull the hanging string.

More fun ideas http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/halloween-crafts/

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Early Halloween at my house

I love Halloween so much I decided to decorate my home early.

I purchase my decorations last year at Walmart and Walgreen's.

Crawling Spiders

Cool Idea dry rosses

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Holiday Treats