Nutter Butter Mummy Yummies!

Two very special people did a Halloween food craft and were sweet enough to share their pictures with us! Our daughter and granddaughter made some very yummy looking mummies out of Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Don’t these look great?! πŸ™‚

You will need some Nutter Butter cookies, some white chocolate or white candy melts and some candy eyes. Begin by melting the white chocolate. Then dip each cookie into the melted chocolate.

Lay the dipped cookies on a flat surface that is covered with wax paper.

Add 2 candy eyes to each cookie while the chocolate is still soft.

I guess they could be ghosts if you stopped here! Lol Wow, it looks like they made a whole army! πŸ˜‰

To finish making your mummies, run thin “strings” of chocolate back and forth across each cookie. You can do this by adding the melted chocolate to a pastry bag with a thin round tip on it and piping it across the cookies. Or use a ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner and use it in the same way.

That’s it! Now you have some very yummy mummies to share for Halloween! I believe this batch of mummies went to a school Halloween party!

We’re sending a special thank-you (and some hugs!) to our amazing crafters for today’s post! πŸ™‚

Hotdog Mummies for Halloween

If you are looking for a fun food idea for a Halloween meal or a Halloween party, may I suggest you try hotdog mummies? This is a straightforward simple way to make a cute treat that will bring smiles all around.

You will need a pack of hotdogs (wieners), a package of crescent roll dough and some mustard.

Open the package of crescent roll dough and lay out 2 crescent roll dough pieces together to form a rectangle.

Press the dough together in the middle where the dotted cut is. You want one solid piece of dough.

Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin lengthwise strips.

Take 1 strip of dough and begin wrapping it around 1 hotdog.

Continue adding strips of dough until you have wrapped dough the entire length of the hotdog. Leave some space between each wrapping as the dough will swell as it bakes. Press the ends of the dough strips together so you have a continuous piece of dough wrapping the hotdog.

I used bunsize hotdogs because that is the kind that were available at my store. Regular size hotdogs are fine. Once you have wrapped all the hotdogs, you are ready to bake them.

Bake according to the time and temperature listed on the crescent roll package. Bake until the dough has lightly browned and hotdogs are heated.

The mummies eyes are made with mustard. I suggest you put a little mustard on a piece of waxed paper or a plate and use a toothpick to put the little dabs of mustard on the mummy.

And that’s all there is to making hotdog mummies!

A word of caution for feeding hotdogs to young children…hotdogs are one of the foods that are easy for kids to choke on. So please cut these into smaller pieces before giving them to your kids. A half of a slice of a hotdog is a good idea. We love kids and don’t want to see anyone hurt. πŸ™‚

Enjoy some yummy mummies this Halloween!

Super Easy and Fast Jack O’Lanterns

Hope you all had a good weekend! We’re back with a super fun and super easy way to make a Jack O’Lantern! (And cheap!) All you need is an orange balloon and a black permanent marker.

Step #1.) Blow up the balloon and tie it off.

Step #2.) Draw a Jack O’Lantern face on the balloon.

And you’re done! πŸ™‚ You can tie a string to your Jack O’Lantern and hang it in a door way. Or find some place silly to put him. Like in your mom’s Autumn decorations… πŸ˜‰

This is such a fast way to make Jack O’Lanterns that you can make a whole bunch of them! You can make a happy face or a scary one or a mean looking one. It’s a fun craft for a Halloween party too! πŸ™‚

Looking For Kids’ Halloween Crafts? Hurry, Sale Ends Today!

If you are looking for some fun Halloween crafts for the kiddos, here’s a sale at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores! But it looks like the sale ends today! (Sorry, I just saw it myself.)

Here are a few of the craft kits that are on hand at our local store.

Ghost pom pom sticker kit

Candy Corn pom pom sticker kit

Halloween finger puppet kit

Halloween wood painting kit

Magic color paint book

Melty bead kit…a couple of kinds available

Halloween Makit & Bakit kits…ghost, frog, candy corn, pumpkin, etc

There were more craft kits there, but I didn’t take time to take more pictures. I wanted to get this posted for you in case you’d like to make a quick run to your nearest Joann Fabric and Craft store today! πŸ™‚

Cheap Halloween Craft From Walmart

Hello, again and Happy Monday! Today I want to share an inexpensive Halloween craft with you that I found at Walmart. (I know, it’s still September, but the stores are FULL of Halloween stuff!) This package comes with 6 sets of a foam craft for only $1.98! When 6 kids can do a craft for $2, I think that’s a bargain!

Here’s what comes inside the package…

And these are the 6 Halloween characters you can make.

I made the Jack O’Lantern. The foam pieces are partially cut and they have adhesive on the back of them. I found it a bit difficult to punch the pieces completely out because the paper backing isn’t cut through all the way. But never fear! There is a simple way around that problem!

Use a piece of paper for the kids to stick the pieces on and just pull the foam pieces off the backing like you would do with a regular sticker. Don’t worry about punching each piece out because it isn’t necessary.

Use a different color of paper than the color the largest part of the character is so it will show up nicely.

Continue applying the stickers to make your character. The wiggly eyes do not have the adhesive backing so you will need some glue to apply those.

And the Jack O’Lantern is complete! πŸ™‚ The tiny holes on the word “Boo” were a little tricky to get the extra pieces punched out, but using a toothpick helped.

You could use the picture as it is or turn it into a Halloween card. Have fun creating your 6 Halloween characters! πŸ™‚

2 Super Simple Ghost Treats for Halloween

Are you looking for a last minute addition to your treat line-up for Halloween? You and the kids can have these super easy ghosts made in no time! All you need for the first project is a banana and some miniature chocolate chips. If you’d like to add an “O” for a mouth, you’ll need a few Cheerios cereal pieces.

Cut the banana in half and add 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes. I pushed the pointed side of the chocolate chip into the banana. And there you are! 2 ghosts ready for spooking your guests!

Or if you want to give your ghosts a mouth, press in 1 piece of Cheerios cereal.

I can almost hear the eerie “OOOoooo!” these ghosts are making! πŸ˜‰

Are you ready for the second ghost treat? This one is easy too! You’ll need some lollipops or suckers, (I used Tootsie Roll Pops because the sucker part is nicely round), 1 paper tissue for each ghost, 1 small rubber band or a piece of string for each and a black marker or pen.

Ready? Let’s do this! First open up a tissue and lay it flat. Lay one lollipop on the tissue with the round part in the center and the stick pointing to one corner.

Fold the tissue over the lollipop to make a triangle.

Gather the 2 sides down around the lollipop to form a “head”.

Put the little rubber band or string around the “neck” of the ghost.

You can use the ghosts like they are or you can add some black dots for eyes and a mouth.

That was pretty easy, wasn’t it? Now you have 2 kinds of ghosts for your Halloween celebration!

I hope you have a great Halloween! πŸ™‚

Scary Face Pancakes Are Back at iHop!

It was a night a lot like the night of Oct. 29, the last time it happened. Something strange came over our pancakes. The toppings sprung to life, rearranging themselves. Candy corn curved into evil eyebrows, whipped cream twisted into a devilish smile. The transformation had begun! Oh no, what’s that?! It can’t be, it’s happening again, they’re aliiiiive!

Scary Face Pancakes are back and kids 12 and under get one for freeee on October 29th from 7am to 10pm! Create your own this Halloween Season!

Let’s Draw Monsters!

October is the month for witches and goblins and ghosts aaaand….MONSTERS! So let’s look at one easy way to draw funny or scary monsters! There is no right or wrong way when drawing a monster because, well, monsters come in every shape and size and design, right?! They can be any color you want them to be and have as many (or few) eyes and arms and legs. This is YOUR monster! You’ll need just a few things…a piece of paper and some markers. Oh, and some wiggly eyes make them even cooler!

First, draw some shapes or blobs with your markers. Remember, any shape is A-OK! Yep, even a flower is great.

Next place some wiggly eyes on your monster shapes. You don’t need to glue them down yet unless you want to, then that’s ok. I didn’t glue mine down yet, just in case I wanted to move them as I continued designing my monsters.

Now add more details like noses, mouths, arms, legs, hair, etc.

When you’re finished adding details, glue the wiggly eyes down, if you haven’t already done so. And you did it! You are a MONSTER MAKER!! Great job! I’ll show you my monsters in closer detail to give you some ideas.

This one looks like a person…maybe he or she is making friends with the monsters?

This monster has 3 eyes, 4 arms and 3 legs. Wow!

This orange guy has short arms and legs, funny hair and 3 eyes.

Here’s a one-eyed flower monster running away from something.

Whoa, this monster’s eyes go up and down instead of across! And look how big his ears are!

This guy might have been scared by someone…is it YOU? Maybe the monsters are scared of people?

I hope this will give you some fun ideas about how you can draw some monsters. You can even make up a story about your monster. Or draw them a house…or a pet…some trees…you get the idea! Have fun! πŸ™‚