Have you seen the little gourds that resemble pumpkins? With Halloween fast approaching, the gourds, which often come 5 or 6 to a bag, are reduced in price. The little gourds are a perfect stay at home Halloween crating project.
Grocery & Material List
A bag of pumpkin-shaped gourds
Pieces of material
Decorating pumpkin gourds is an open-ended Halloween craft project. There is no right or wrong way to decorate your little gourd. If you are looking for tips, check out the following.
Cover your work area with newspapers or your reusable crafting drop cloth.
Paint or decorate your pumpkin gourd.
Paint a face.
Make a crown from pipe cleaners.
Glue on googly eyes.
Use material scraps to add a cape on the back or a scarf around the bottom.
Remember to give your pumpkin plenty of time to dry between each type of application.
Display your pumpkin or give it away to cheer a friend.
Are you staying home for Halloween? Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate with your family? How about hosting a Halloween fear challenge night? Trying new foods is always a fun family activity, right?
Grocery List Ideas
Ask yourself, what food items would be a challenge for your family? Do you need some assistance? Check out the following ideas.
Edible Insects: There is a wide selection of edible insects available at your local specialty shop or online.
Bugs in a Sucker: A sucker is a perfect chance to eat a little sweet before getting down to the bug.
Chocolate Covered Bugs: Other bugs come covered in chocolate. For many, eating chocolate-covered larvae is easier.
Pickled Eggs: Pickled eggs are an acquired taste. Many find the soft squishy pickled eggs a challenge to eat.
Rattlesnake: For many, Eating a snake is definitely a challenge. But a rattlesnake can add an extra element of fear.
Gummy Bugs: If you have younger children who may want to join the fun but will not try other real insects, purchase gummy bugs. Eating a gummy worm or other insects may be a challenge to younger children.
Fruit or Vegetable: The produce section is another place to look for food challenge options. If your family has never tried a turnip, radish, leek, pomegranate, avocado, or dragon fruit, add these to your food fear challenge night. The fruits and vegetables are a fun addition.
Your Halloween Food Challenge Night
Keep in mind, there is no right or wrong way to set up for your Halloween food challenge night.
Use Halloween themed plates or trays to spread out your food selection.
Provide plenty of water to wash down the food choices.
Do not force anyone to try a choice.
Film the experience to use on YouTube or Instagram.
Take pictures. Use the photos to make a scrapbook later.
Have fun. Who knows, maybe you can cross items to try off your bucket list.
Halloween (or any holiday) is an excellent time to start new traditions. Whether you are staying close to home due to the pandemic or avoiding the cold weather, making simple Halloween ghost cookies is a great way to celebrate. Anyways, who doesn’t like warm, gooey marshmallow cookies?
Cookie dough or the ingredients to your favorite cookie recipe.
Marshmallow shaped ghosts
Halloween sprinkles (optional)
Bake cookies as directed.
Remove at the proper time.
Place the ghost marshmallows and sprinkles on to the warm cookies. The marshmallow begins to melt from the heat.
Enjoy the extra sweet, gooey goodness of simple Halloween ghost cookies.
These simple but tasty Halloween ghost cookies are a perfect snack for family movie night.