Halloween recipes, crafts, games, and printables that are simple to create and make for the holiday.
Halloween is almost here and today I have some recipes, crafts, games, and printables to share with you. I worked with Dixie Crystals to bring these ideas to life. They are simple, festive, and include some great non-food alternatives for classrooms with allergies, or just something different to bring to your party. I made these recipes and crafts along with my children, so you know that if we can make them, so can you.
The first one is a cute printable Halloween Treat Box Wrapper. I found these craft paper boxes at Michaels and filled them with one of our favorite Halloween candies. We printed the labels on cardstock, cut them into strips and secured them with tape to the box. Super fast and easy. And a really cute presentation.
White Hot Chocolate with Vampire Blood is just spooky enough for the bigger kids without being gory. We will be serving this during trick-or-treating to keep everyone warm. It can be chilly walking around the neighborhood in New England. (You can also turn this into an adult beverage for the moms and dads walking with the kids.)
Halloween Spider Tie-Dyed T-Shirts. The boys and I had a lot of fun making these shirts. We used a squeeze bottle full of sugar to make our design on our shirt, then sprayed orange fabric dye over the design. We let it sit overnight, rinsed the shirts well, and used a black fabric marker to add spiders. This is a great activity for kids of all ages.
Everyone loves a cootie catcher, right? Ava and I had a fun afternoon cutting out these Spooky Cookie Catchers. This is a great non-food treat for a classroom party. It also immediately brought me back to my middle schools days. I didn’t need any instructions on how to fold this correctly. I’m not sure I should be proud or embarassed?
This was the most time consuming of the crafts, but probably the most fun. Our Popsicle Stick Haunted House was a great rainy afternoon craft to keep us entertained. We designed, built, and painted our houses and have a little spooky village on our windowsill. Next time, I would build out some windows and put some flameless votives or tea lights to make them light up from the inside. You could also make a Christmas version and have a little gingerbread village. Or ski chalets.
There is still time for some Halloween decorating! These Halloween Subway Art Printables are frame ready. Print out your favorites, put them in a frame, hang them, and your holiday decorating is done. There are lots of cute ones to choose from.
Spooky Monster Surprise Inside Cake is worth the effort. From the outside, you have eyes watching you from every direction, and while that is spooky, just wait until you cut into this cake! My kids were super impressed with me for this one. Dixie Crystals even made a video to walk you through the steps.
Mini Monster Cupcake Treats are perfect for the preschool crowd. These monsters aren’t scary, they are adorable! And the perfect size for little trick-or-treaters. You can find green, pink, and blue single color sprinkles at your local craft store or online.
Last but not least, how about a Halloween Scavenger Hunt? I love this idea for a game to play while trick-or-treating. Some of these are really funny. The kids in my neighborhood are going to get one of these when they get to my house. (With some candy, I know better.)
There you have it, some really cute and easy Halloween recipes, treats, games, and printables that you can use for Halloween. Click the links and head to Dixie Crystals to find the full recipes, printables, and directions.