Take a large lollipop (Tootsie Roll Pops are great) and wrap four long black pipe cleaners around the stick beside the sucker. Twist around until secure. Then, extend the pipe cleaners out to make eight legs. Bend each leg to resemble a spider’s leg. Last, glue on wiggly eyes. This makes a great gift for pre-schoolers or trick-or-treaters.
Ingredients needed: cream cheese, English muffins, raisins, orange food coloring.
Have the children mix the orange food coloring into the cream cheese to make it a wonderful “pumpkin” color. Next, have the children spread the orange cream cheese on their English muffins. Finally, have the children make Jack-O-Lantern faces using the raisins.
How to make them:
Scoop ice cream into muffin cup liners in muffin pan (your choice of ice cream, according to what the kids would enjoy; they suggested green pistachio ice cream for a green head.) I scooped the ice cream balls the night before. I also made the witch hats the night before. Take fudge-striped shortbread cookies or a larger circle dark chocolate cookie, and spread it with dark chocolate frosting. Place a chocolate pointed Oreo cone (I only found them at Albertson’s) on top like a witch’s hat. Let them chill overnight. Make the witches face with two M&M’s and a piece candy corn. Keep frozen until you serve (I removed them from the paper liner and placed them on a Halloween plate.) Be sure you have spoons ready. The original recipe used shoestring licorice for hair, which could also be a cute option to include.
Ingredients needed: a box of Hostess Dingdongs, red vine shoelace licorice, mini M&M’s, chocolate frosting for “gluing M&M eyes” and a butter knife to spread frosting.
Cut shoelace licorice into 3-inch spider legs, then place four of the legs on each side of the Dingdong. Then, use the frosting to “glue” the M&M eyes on top of Dingdong with the butter knife.
Ingredients needed: Ritz crackers, peanut butter, stick pretzels, and
Put a dab of peanut butter on a cracker. Break pretzels into approximately 3-inch pieces, and stick three on each side of the peanut butter blob for legs. Put two raisins at one end of cracker for eyes.
Take Tootsie pops. Cover with white tissues. Use rubber bands to attach to sucker. Use markers to make a spooky ghost face. This is something easy and fun the kids can do themselves.
Ingredients needed: bologna, flour tortillas, American cheese, mustard, and ketchup.
Cut the American cheese into small triangles (eyes) and jagged lines (mouth). Give each child a piece of bologna and a tortilla. Have the children place their bologna on their tortilla. Let them decorate their “pumpkin heads” with the cheese eyes and mouths. For added fun, let the children make hair, etc. with the mustard and ketchup.