Halloween Fun

Proof of Fall Fun

We have been so busy lately – I haven’t planned much Halloween fun.  Although, I have proof that we have had some fall themed fun.  OH – just incase you were wondering, the girls were riding bikes while I was raking leaves. 

Looks like I have a few days left anyways before Halloween.  

Here is a round-up of fun Halloween things that are also eco-friendly.  Clicking on the pictures will bring you to the websites with tutorials.

Paper Mache Spooky Houses:

Make a spooky Victorian looking house out of newspaper and a flour/water mix.  This would make a truly cool decoration that we could pull out year after year.  Hope those aren’t candles inside…

Upcycled Tombstones:

Make your front yard look super scary with these cool tombstones. 

Green Halloween: 13 Eco-Creepy Crafts & Decor


Add Fun (or Scary) Color to Your Hair:

Actually, I am planning on adding very light whitish-green streaks to Jane’s hair for her costume as ‘Frankie-Stein’.  This might be fun for any occasion.  All you need is chalk and some water – when I did this with Jane’s hair, I didn’t bother with gloves or a hot iron and it turned out fine. 

For Spooky-Time After the Kids Have Gone to Bed

Super-fun – martinis that look like they are dripping in blood!  They use red cake decorating gel here – but you could also make a simple syrup with sugar and add some red food coloring.  I like the nice touch of the raven stamped on the napkin… although this being a green site, I would suggest cloth napkins (o;

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Apple Nachos:

Yeah, seriously – right?  This is a viable option for me because I’m too impatient to get the caramel just right for dipping a whole apple.  Also, this is good for grab-and-go at a party.  However, I think this is sprinkled all over with peanuts… we would go no peanuts for our peanut-free home.

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Hope you enjoyed these fun ideas.  What kinds of things do you have planned for Halloween?


DIY Kids Fun Recipe Round-Up

Yes, I’ll admit it…I am totally into Pinterest (yeah, like join the club, right?).  So, I have been pinning fun things to make with or for kids that is also easy on the environment.   These recipes also happen to be quick and easy and made of things that you probably already have in your cupboard (or are easy to find at the grocery store).

Here are my favorites from Pinterest; if you click on the pictures they will bring you to the recipes and instructions.

Sidewalk Paint

Such a simple recipe of just cornstarch, water and food coloring – I’ll plan on trying this one first.  I would imagine that it looks pretty spectacular when it dries.

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Clay Handprints

This one looks like a fun idea for a meaningful Christmas ornament gift for family.  You could even get creative and use make other things with this homemade clay.

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Love this bubble recipe because it uses corn syrup, which is easy to find in the grocery store (compared to glycerin).  Oh and corn syrup is not as evil as high fructose corn syrup, but I’m sure that’s debateable…

Have fun with these ideas!

Do you have any tried and true kid-fun recipes?  Have you tried any of these?