My Favorite Halloween Tricks and Treats

This year, thanks to Pinterest, I have been having a great time decorating and making treats for Halloween. Below are a list of my favorites, all of which are kid friendly!

Halloween Lanterns -

This was such a fun project! I enlisted the help of my daughter Meredith and we spent the entire afternoon working on these, keeping her out of trouble and giving us the perfect opportunity to spend a little one-on-one time with each other. This cute craft came from my friend Dana’s blog, Let’s Meet For Lunch. Check it out for detailed instructions.

Halloween Bones -

Are they bones or a yummy treat? Made with just three ingredients, pretzel rods, marshmallows, and white chocolate wafers, these bones were easy and fun to make. This time, my two-year-old son James helped me by putting the marshmallows the ends of each pretzel stick before I dipped them in the melted chocolate. For instructions, click here.

Candy Corn Fruit Cup -

I’m not a huge fan of candy corn, but I do love this healthier treat  we pulled together for school Halloween parties. Just pick up a can of chunk pineapple, mandarin oranges, whipped cream and clear plastic cups. Not only was it incredibly simple, it was also very easy on the wallet. For variations of this snack, click here.

Monster Cookies -

I thought this was another fun treat for the kids and it also was something they were able to help me with. This was a last minute idea so I ended up using shortbread for the cookies (only three ingredients!!) and made my own frosting from scratch.  To see the originals, check out this site.

Skeleton Cupcakes -

I made this treat last year, but thought it was worth sharing. The kids helped me make the cupcakes, then I decorated them with the vanilla frosting, white chocolate pretzels, halved marshmallows and black food coloring. They were a bit delicate, but definitely worth making. My kids loved them! For step-by-step instructions, click here.


Fingerprint Spiders -

This project is great to save and frame! We created a web and then dipped the kids fingers in ink before placing them randomly around the paper. After the finger prints dried, I pulled out a black sharpie and drew the spider legs on each “body”. I allowed Meredith, who was four at the time, to draw her own legs too.


Have a favorite project we missed? Share with us in the comments!


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