Halloween Treats

Supplies:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Marshmallows miniature 
  • White Chocolate – I recommend Log House Candiquick 
  • Wax paper

Skeleton Bone Treats

  1. Microwave the chocolate. Depending on your microwave it takes about 2 minutes
  2. Pour about 1/2 of the melted chocolate into small bowls for dipping. The remaining chocolate will be used for the spider webs. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper
  4. Take a miniature marshmallow and place one on each end of the pretzel. 
  5. Dip the pretzel in the white chocolate 
  6. Place it on wax paper
  7. Once you’ve dipped all of your bones, place your baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes 
  8. Remove the bones from the wax paper. 
  9. Serve or store them in a container for later. 
  10. WARNING – you can’t eat just one ūüėČ

Spider Web 

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper
  2. Arrange 8 to 12 pretzels in a circle on wax paper
  3. Take the white chocolate and drizzle it over the pretzels
  4. Make several circles of the white chocolate over the pretzels 
  5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes
  6. Remove the spider webs from the tray 
  7. You can eat them right away or store them in gallon ziplock bag. 
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Q-Tip Bat Silhouette Art

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Q-Tip Bat Silhouette Art 

Supplies 

  • Tempra or Acrylic Paint
  • Wax Paper
  • Q-tips
  • Black Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Bat Silhouette Template¬†¬†(Click link for ¬†8 x10 printable)

Template originally posted by Love and Anarchy

Instructions

  1. Print out the Bat Silhouette templates
  2. Put tape on the back of the bat silhouettes
  3. Arrange the bats on the black paper
  4. Squirt paint onto either wax paper or a paper plate
  5. Dip the q-tip of your first color and begin to stamp around the outside of the bat. Be sure to cover all of the edges of the bat so the silhouette will be crisp and visible.
  6. Continue to add more dots to the painting until  you like your creation
  7. Allow the art to dry for about 30 minutes before pulling up the silhouettes

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Eyeball Ping Pong Drop Game

 

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Another wonderful Dollar Tree find were the Eyeball Ping Pong Balls. They were located in the Halloween section.  Immediately I thought Рwhat a cool fine motor skill game for toddlers and preschool age children that I work with.  I also discovered infants like to make noise with the container and pick up the ping pongs.

Here are the steps to make your own Eyeball Ping Pong Drop game:

Supplies:

  1. Trace a circle in the center on the lid of the plastic container.
  2. Cut out the circle using either an exacto knife or a sharp pair of scissors.
  3. Arrange the stickers on top of the lid.
  4. Trace the inner circle of the lid.
  5.  Cut out two lid size clear contact paper circles.
  6. Place the clear contact paper circles on each side of the lid.
  7. At the center of the lid there should be a clear covered hole. You will need to cut out the clear inner contact paper circle to allow the eyeball ping pongs to go through the top.
  8. Place the eyeballs into the container.
  9. Place the lid back on the container.

How to Play the Game:

  • Take the eyeball ping pongs out of the container.
  • Allow the child to place the eyeballs into the holes.
    • For infants or toddlers you will need to model the skill a few times before they catch on. Infants may want to shake the container to listen to the noise the ping pongs make.
    • For preschool children you can practice counting numbers as they drop the ping pongs in the hole.

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