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Trick or Treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat! As we have gotten older Halloween is more about the sweets and attending costume parties. For kids, there’s more to Halloween than just dressing up – it’s also about the spooky food and making crafts. So bring on the Halloween celebration by getting crafty and making some fun food. Here are a few scary food ideas and crafts that both your child and all his or her classmates will enjoy.

Painted Mason jars 

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Painted mason jars. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/255579347583094459/

Mason jars are so versatile and so easy to find. They come in many different sizes and are also very inexpensive. What you will need for this is the mason jar, tissue paper, tea light (artificial) mod podge, glue, paint brush. Paint different faces and have the kids get creative with the colors or paint monsters and jack-o-lanterns.

Mummys!

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Mummy craft. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/11822017747627707/

Another fun project is making a mummy by using either cheesecloth or gauze and googly eyes. All you need is to tape up the gauze and glue for the eyes (any glue will do.) The kids will have fun creating different types of mummys. Use cut out cardboard paper or small pumpkins like the ones in the image above.

As far as fun spooky food goes here’s some quick, easy and interactive spooktacular treats that you can do.

Marshmellow fun

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Marshmellow treats. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/544161567460379656/

Get the kids hands-on by having them decorate their own marshmallows with sprinkles. If they don’t like marshmallows, they can try the oldie but always goodie dirt cup but you can give it a twist by adding some candied pumpkin or even pepperidge farm chocolate cookies alongside the gummy worm.

Hot dogs

Hot dog mummys. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217650594469605730/
Hot dog mummys. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217650594469605730/

Kids love hot dogs, so why not make some mummy hotdogs using crescent rolls strips to wrap it with. Super yummy and fun to make.

Hello Jello!

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Jello worms. Retrieved 10/25/2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/554013191634766145/

Kids go crazy for the jello worm! The jello worms are very realistic. All you need is the standard ingredients that you need for making jello. Grab some flexible straws, whipping cream and food coloring. There are several ways to make worms in different shapes and sizes. You can find the instructions on Youtube or Pinterest.com

Written by Cynthia L, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic

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