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Spooky season is upon us! No wonder most kids can’t wait to have a house full of candy on Halloween. In the meantime, here are some new arts and crafts ideas to keep your children’s spooky spirits up all month long.

Halloween Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Frosting
    • 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
    • ¼ cup shortening
    • 4 to 6 tablespoons water
    • Yellow, orange, green, and black paste food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and blended
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla
  3. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture
  4. Shape dough into two portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to ¼-inch thickness
  8. Cut with floured 2-1/2-inch Halloween-shaped cookie cutters
  9. Place each cookie 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown
  11. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely
  12. In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar, shortening, and enough water to reach spreading consistency.
  13. Tint frosting and decorate as desired. Let cookies stand until the frosting is set

Toilet Paper Roll Bat

Materials:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black paper
  • Glue
  • Black and orange sharpie

Instructions:

  1. Start by folding the ends in on the empty toilet paper roll
  2. Paint the roll white
  3. Draw and cut out a set of bat wings with black paper for each roll
  4. Once the roll is dry, tape or glue the wings to the toilet paper roll
  5. Draw on the roll a goofy face with the black sharpie. Add some details with the orange sharpie

Halloween Spooky Eyeball Slime

 

Materials:

  • 6 oz. glitter green Elmer’s glue (2 bottles)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons contact lens solution (must have boric acid)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Googly eyes

Instructions:

  1. Pour 6 oz of glitter green Elmer’s glue into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda and 2 tablespoons water and mix in thoroughly
  3. Add contact solution; mix in slowly
  4. Mix until slime forms and begins to harden. Knead with hands
  5. Once you have the consistency of slime that you want, add googly eyes on top of the slime for a spooky effect

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