Halloween Recipes and Crafts

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You'll discover tips for how to make indoor and outdoor decorations, games, jack-o'-lanterns, how to create your own Sleepy Hollow complete with tombstones, hovering ghosts and frightful lanterns. Conjure up a variety of devilish delights in the kitchen and decorate and display dressed-to-thrill pumpkins.
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Overview

You'll discover tips for how to make indoor and outdoor decorations, games, jack-o'-lanterns, how to create your own Sleepy Hollow complete with tombstones, hovering ghosts and frightful lanterns. Conjure up a variety of devilish delights in the kitchen and decorate and display dressed-to-thrill pumpkins.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894877107
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/21/2003
  • Series: Ghost Stories Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
The History of Halloween 6
Planning a Halloween Party 10
Halloween Safety 13
Halloween Music and Scary Movies 15
Outdoor Decorations 16
Terrifying Tombstones 18
Just-dug Graves 20
Rickety Graveyard Fence 22
Scary Warning Sign 24
Miniature Floating Ghosts 25
Hovering Ghosts 26
Frightful Lanterns 27
Hair-raising Bat 28
Dangling Skeleton 30
Giant Spider 32
Menacing Man 34
Window Decorations 36
Halloween Flag 40
Indoor Decorations 42
Setting a Spooky Party Scene 44
Lighting a Haunted House 45
Cheesecloth Ghosts 46
Halloween Paper Chains 47
Hovering Bats 48
Spooky Candle Centerpiece 50
Glowing Candy Corn Pot 52
Glowing Jars 54
Dangling Heads 56
Witch's Hand in Treat Bowl 58
Hairy Head Plant Pots 60
Table of Spiders 62
Shrunken Apple Heads 63
Extra Touches 64
Dazzling Jack-o'-Lanterns & Pumpkins 66
Origins of the Jack-o'-Lantern 68
Pumpkin Trivia 69
Inspiring Ideas for Jack-o'-Lanterns 70
Punched-out Pumpkin 71
Painted Pumpkins 72
Sinister Spider Pumpkin 73
Elegantly Decorated Pumpkins 74
Assorted Decorated Pumpkins 76
Devilishly Delectable Treats 78
Crispy Roasted Bones 80
Wicked Wiener Fingers 81
Eerie Eyeballs 82
Jack-o'-Lantern Dip 84
Beastly Buns 86
Spooky Sandwiches 88
Caterpillar Sandwich 89
Freaky Pizza Faces 90
Olive Hands 91
Witch's Hat Cookies 92
Spider Cupcakes 94
Gruesome Maggot Cookies 95
Witch's Finger Cookies 96
Spiderweb Brownies 98
Sugar Cookies 100
Caramel and Marshmallow Apples 101
Wormy Plant Pot 102
Bewitching Beverages 104
Mysterious Bug Punch 106
Frozen Critter Cubes 107
Wormy Frozen Hands 108
Eyeball Ice Cubes 110
Glowing Green Cocktail 111
Party Favors & Crafts 112
Lollipop Crafts 114
Creepy Styrofoam Critters 116
Pompom Critters 118
Freaky Eyeballs 120
Pumpkin Seed Jewelry 121
Magnificent Magnets 122
Petrifying Paddleballs 124
Witch's Hand Full of Treats 126
Slithering Slime 127
Menacing Masks 128
Grim Miniature Graveyard 130
Ghoulish Games 132
Crazy Costume Contest 134
Balloon Relay 135
Pumpkin Pageantry Contest 136
Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory 137
Flying Witch Relay 138
Encase the Mummy 139
Wacky Pumpkin Bowling 140
The Apple Grab 141
Pin the Mouth on the Pumpkin 142
Find the Bones Race 144
Sinister Scavenger Hunt 145
More Hilarious Halloween Activities 146
Creepy Costumes & Menacing Makeup 148
Tips for Children's Costumes 150
Easy-to-make Costumes 152
Last-minute Costumes 155
Horrid Hands 156
Makeup Tips 157
Makeup Recipes 158
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Fun & Inexpensive Halloween Projects

    When I was a kid...and I'm NOT saying when that was...decorating for Halloween consisted of mainly taping those old cardboard decorations of skeletons, witches, or bats, etc, on your windows, carving a jack-o-lantern, and maybe stuffing a dummy. Today, decorating for Halloween is second only to Christmas and is growing every year. No longer just sprouting up a week before the holiday, today people seem to begin decorating for Halloween as soon as October rolls around. And with the elaborate displays many people now have, it probably takes that long to finish. But as Halloween stores pop up each September selling expensive, Hollywood quality props and decorations, people have lost sight of the fact that you needn't break the bank to have a great Halloween display at your house. 'Halloween Recipes & Crafts' presents 160 pages of fantastic ideas for decorating both inside and outside, along with great recipes and other tips for a memorable Halloween. The book opens with a short but interesting history of Halloween and then provides tips on party planning and safety. From there we get into the meat of the book and the fabulous projects you can make at home for little cost. Outdoor Décor is the first section and provides a number of projects that were new to me. One of the most interesting was the freshly dug graves project where you turn everyday plastic garbage bags and a little bit of dirt or soil, to create the look of a freshly dug grave on for your front lawn. Accent it with a Styrofoam tombstone (which you can also make very inexpensively) some leaves, maybe a fake hand rising out of the dirt, for a truly terrifying display. Another outdoor project utilizes old tin cans, such as soup or even coffee cans. Painted pumpkin orange, simply punch a series of holes in the can with an awl or screwdriver to make a face. Place a candle inside the can and hang outside for a brilliant Halloween lantern. There's also dangling skeletons that can be made with old gallon milk jugs and a scary Halloween ghost flag that can be made for a few dollars. Moving inside, there are more great projects. Utilize those, unused Halloween masks by simply stuffing them and hanging them inside...or outside...as recently severed heads. One of my favorite projects is the shrunken heads made out of apples. Simply peel an apple and apply a solution of lemon juice and salt to prevent browning. Carve out the apple in the shape of a face and let dry for a couple of weeks. You can even use marker or paint to further accent these ghastly little decorations. The highlight for me was a miniature graveyard scene made with a simple sheet of Styrofoam, some Spanish moss, twigs, little stones, and smaller pieces of Styrofoam to make tiny tombstones. The recipes section has all sorts of Halloween themed ideas like deviled egg eye balls or lady fingers made from a half of a hot dog with a red pepper finger nail applied with a bit of cream cheese. Add raisins to ice cubes for drinks or punch to give the appearance of bugs. A great idea for adults is to take the traditional bread bowl spinach dip and cut the bread bowl into a jack-o-lantern face. It would make a great centerpiece for an office party. If you're hosting a party for your children and their friends there's a great chapter featuring a wide display of games like 'Pin the Mouth on the Pumpkin', 'Encase the Mummy', 'Apple Grab' and more that will keep the kids busy and having fun. The book closes with some tips on costume selection and makeup. The projects in this book are great looking yet very simple and inexpensive to make. The projects all have a supply list and are described in step-by-step fashion. Chances are you'll find that you have a lot of the items you need already in your home. The book is printed on glossy paper and is lavishly illustrated with dozens of photographs throughout. A real ghoul's treat of fun and great looking projects. Reviewed by Tim Janson

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