Halloween Party Game

Last Halloween, I signed up to volunteer at my Daughter’s Classroom Halloween Party.  My cute friend was also helping out and brought a fun little game to add a bit of creepy Halloween fun.

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The kids LOVED it.  She had taken an old white sheet and added some “stains” to it by pouring items on it that would leave a dark stain.

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She also brought some different food items that were supposed to feel like the creepy Halloween items she had listed.

For example:

Eerie Goblin Ears

Bloody Bat Guts

Wicked Witch Eyeballs

Frankenstein Fingers

Vampire Vomit

Werewolf Fangs

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Then she placed the different food items in bowls behind the sheet.  She had cut holes in the sheet so that the kids could stick their hands through them and touch the food items and try to guess which of the items they were touching.

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As you can imagine…most of the boys thought it was awesome and several of the girls were a bit creeped out.  But most of them played along.

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She set it up right next to the classroom sink so that the kids could wash their hands immediately after touching the items.

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Now…I thought I would never forget what each of the items were…so I am going to give it my best shot.  Of course I am typing this up late at night so it is too late to text my friend and ask her.  I am sure she will correct me when she sees this ;)!

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Eerie Goblin Ears—Dried Apricots

Bloody Bat Guts—Spaghetti & Sauce

Wicked Witch Eyeballs—Grapes

Frankenstein Fingers—small pickles

Vampire Vomit—Salsa

Werewolf Fangs—gum

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Now, of course you could come up with your own creepy things and find food items to match them to.  This is a fun way to add a little bit of Halloween fun to your Halloween Party or your child’s Halloween Classroom Party.

Halloween Treats–Monster Munchies

Another Halloween treat  idea… :)

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Today I want to share with you some simple but fun Halloween Monster Printables.  I used them to make some candy filled jars or…Monster Munchies.  I simply took my favorite jars (Starbucks Frappucino jars) and filled them with some colored candy…in this case M&M’s.

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I had just enough of each color to fill the jars by using the largest bag of M&M’s from Target.  The really BIG bag, with a ziploc opening.  I spray painted the jar lids white and then attached some Monster Munchies labels which you can get by downloading them here.

{Monster Munchies}

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At the same link you can also find the downloads to the Monster bottle wrappers.  Simply print them out and glue them at the back so they fit on your bottle.  These are 8.5 inches and fit the Starbucks bottles perfectly.  You can also use them on a different bottle.  Just print at a smaller percentage or a larger one (turned landscape) if you need them a different size.

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These make a fun little gift for a friend, teacher or as a party table favor.  Fill them with your favorite candy or small treats.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to stop on over any time and see the other fun Halloween ideas I have shared!

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If you enjoyed these Monster Munchies, you might want to check out these fun Monster cookies with a free printable!

Toxic Treats—Halloween Treat Bags

Last week I shared with you these fun Halloween Treat Bags that I made with my Silhouette machine.  Today I want to share with you HOW I made them, so that you can make some too if you would like.

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If you missed it, I am also giving away a Silhouette Portrait and also offering some great discounts using my code IDEAROOM.  If you are interested in entering the giveaway or learning more about the discounts, you can do so here:

{Silhouette Giveaway and Promotion Details}

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I used Silhouette’s new Stamping Starter Kit and made this “Toxic Treats” stamp from an existing download from Silhouette’s online store.  Then I set my Silhouette to cut on the Stamping Kit settings which was a 9 on the blade and selected my Silhouette to double cut it.

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The stamp material cut very cleanly and I simply stuck the entire thing on the clear plastic stamp pad that comes in the kit.  Be sure to put it on so that the writing is backwards when you are looking at the bottom of the stamp.  When you stamp…you should be able to read it through the clear glass block like below.  (I only know this because I did it wrong the first time Smile)

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Peel away the excess parts of the stamp that you are not going to be using.  I used my small Silhouette hook to do this.

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I made the little treat bags out of some white paper bags I had.  I simply cut them out the size I wanted them…a bottom piece and a top piece…and then sewed them together with my sewing machine.

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Fill them with your favorite goodie or cookie.  Or fill them with some of my fun Monster Cookies.

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There are some other fun options very similar to the Toxic Treats stamp you could make.  There is one that says “Boo to you!” that I think would make some really cute treat bags as well if you don’t want something that uses the word “toxic”.

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Use the treat bags as a fun décor item at your Halloween party, classroom party or give them as a small gift to a friend this Halloween season.

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Silhouette Stamping Kit and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I am so excited about the Silhouette Stamping Kit.  Did you guys know that you can actually make your own stamps with the Silhouette cutting machines?  Seriously!  This has to be one of my favorite new uses for my Silhouette.  My mind is buzzing with all of the possibilities!

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But…as a blogger, I always have the upcoming Holiday and Season on my mind.  So for my first stamp project, I had Halloween running through my head.  I just shared with you some Halloween Treat Bags here and came up with another fun version.

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I will share a tutorial for how I made my stamp for the Halloween Treat Bags in an upcoming post, but today I want to share with you an awesome promotion that Silhouette is running right now so that you too can make your own stamps.

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Here are the different deals going on right now through September 13:

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A Silhouette Portrait Kit  plus the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit

only $129.99 (a $200 value!)

This Silhouette Portrait® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

  • Silhouette Portrait®
    • Silhouette Portrait® electronic cutting machine
    • Power cable/AC adapter
    • USB cable
    • Silhouette Studio® software
    • $10 download card
    • 8 in x 12 in cutting mat
    • Silhouette blade
    • Basic Instruction Guide
    • Portrait instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

2

A Silhouette Cameo kit — plus the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit — only $269.99 (a $329 value!)

This Silhouette CAMEO® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting machine
  • Power cable/AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • $10 download card
  • 12 in x 12 in cutting mat
  • Silhouette blade
  • Basic Instruction Guide
  • CAMEO instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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20% off the Stamping Starter Kit

— just $23.99!

Stamping starter kit includes:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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How can you take advantage of these deals?

Use this link:

{Silhouette Stamping Promotion}

{Click on the blue link and it will take you to the Silhouette page where you can order any of the three promotions.  Be sure to use the special discount code…}

*use code: IDEAROOM

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This is such a great deal.  Now is the perfect time to finally get that Silhouette Cameo or Portrait that you have been wanting…just in time for the Holidays.

And don’t you just LOVE the new Silhouette Stamping Kits?  Such an awesome concept.  Perfect for all your Holiday projects, gifts and home décor ideas!

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And…our awesome giveaways continue…

I get to give one Lucky Idea Room Reader their very own Silhouette Portrait!!

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait machine, follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

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Be sure to come back for a full tutorial for how to make these fun Halloween Treat Bags using the Silhouette Stamping Kit.

*UPDATE: Click on the link to take you to the tutorial for these Halloween Treat Bags.

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Halloween Treat Bags

With the kids back in school, I have Fall and the upcoming Holidays on my mind.  This is absolutely one of my favorite seasons.  I was recently sent some fun supplies from DecoArt and challenged to use some of them to create something with them.  And we all know how much I love to create.

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There were some really fun graphic stencils and some Multi-Surface Paints and so I decided to make some fun Halloween Treat Bags.

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Everything looks better in a pretty package…am I right?!

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I simply took some plain linen sacks (which I picked up from my local craft store) and then stenciled them with some Halloween colored paint from DecoArt.

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I slid a piece of paper inside the linen sack that was the same size as the bags to prevent the paint from seeping through the sacks.

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Then let the paint dry fully.  Simple as that.

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Fill with your favorite Halloween treats…in this case…an old favorite…Candy Corn.

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Whip up some pretty tags, or use the ones I made.

To download a copy of the Halloween Boo! Labels click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Halloween Boo! Labels}

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Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers.  You can also take advantage of this great rebate that’s good for the next couple months!

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Here’s to hoping for a long and beautiful fall season!

And just for fun…what is your favorite Holiday/Season?

*This post is sponsored by DecoArt. I received compensation as well as product to complete this project.  However, all opinions and statements are my own.

Halloween Games—Mr. Bones

I can not believe that Halloween is right around the corner.  If you are a mom with kids in elementary school then you are probably scrambling trying to figure out something to do for the classroom party…am I right?  Last year we played this cute version of Halloween Bingo from my friends over at The Crafting Chicks.  This year my daughter is a “grown-up” 5th grader and requested a different game.  So I decided to come up with a new game.

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And thus we have one of our newest Halloween games…Mr. Bones.

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Skeletons:

I used my Silhouette Cameo machine and purchased one of their position-able skeleton images from their online shop for $1.  Then I cut several of them out on white cardstock.  Then took each one and glued them onto black cardstock and Mod Podged them up real good (nice grammar).  After they dried, I cut them out into individual skeleton parts. You will need one whole skeleton per person playing the game.

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Game Dice:

To make the dice, I just got two wooden blocks (1 inch in size) and painted them white, Mod Podged on some fun gray polka dot scrapbook paper an then added some really small skeleton parts that I cut out in black cardstock.  Re-coat the entire dice with Mod Podge and let dry.  Important: You will need a different skeleton part represented on at least one side of the dice.  For example: you will need a skull, rib cage, clavicle, upper arm, lower arm, hand, pelvis, upper leg, lower leg, and a foot.  That is 10 body parts and my skeleton had 10 body parts.  That meant that I had two open spots on my dice.  So I added a skull and crossbones.  The skull and crossbones then become a fun twist to the game, which I will share in the rules of the game below.

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Game Box:

For the game box I used a simple brown craft box which can be found at most craft stores.  I painted it white and then added some gray striped scrapbook paper.  Then I made the name out of some Iron-On Fuzzy Transfer from Silhouette.

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How to Play Mr. Bones:

The general goal of this game is to see who can build their skeleton first.

Set out the pile of bones in the center of the table.

Each player will take a turn rolling both dice.

The skeleton parts on the dice are the parts you will be able to grab from the pile to build your Mr. Bones.

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If you roll one skull and crossbones this allowed you to take a bone from an opposing player.

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If you roll two skull and crossbones, you had to return ALL of your bones to the pile in the middle and start over.

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The first player to build their entire Mr. Bones wins.

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That’s all there is to it.  It is pretty simple and you can change it up too depending on the age of kids you are going to be using it for.  As a science teacher you could also add the scientific names to the dice rather than the picture to help your students learn the names of the bones.

If your kids are younger and need help knowing where the skeleton bones need to go, you can print out a full skeleton on a sheet so the kids can look and see just where each bone needs to go.  I did this for my two younger kids when we played this for Family Night the other day.

My kids LOVED this game and my daughter is excited for me to bring it to her class party next week!

What do you think? As always, I would love to see if any of you end up making your own Mr. Bones game.

Severed Witch Finger Pens

We just got back from a family vacation where I ate WAY too much and went unplugged for a week.  It was awesome!  And now I am having a horrible time re-entering my regular schedule.  The vacation was just what we needed…and unfortunately had to come to an end at some point.  Now I am knee deep in laundry and all the mess that goes along with a family trip.

But I wanted to hurry up and get these Halloween Crafts up so that some of you might have a chance to make it before Halloween this year if it is something you are interested in…Halloween Severed Witch Finger Pens.

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My son came home with one of these from a Halloween Classroom Party last year.  It was a huge hit at our house.  So, of course, I had to make some this year.  All you need are a few simple items.

You will need:

Model Magic (we used white)

Fake Fingernails

Pen

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Simply grab a small bit of model magic.  A little bit will really go a long way.  You need just enough to cover the pen.  Then simply roll the clay between your fingers and a table top so that you have a long “snake” like roll that is just a bit longer than your pen.

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Place your pen on top of the roll making sure to leave the writing end of the pen uncovered.  Carefully pinch and roll the clay around the pen so that the pen is completely covered.  Gently roll the pen and the clay now between your fingers and the table again so that you get a nice smooth edge where the clay comes together along the seam.  Make sure the end of the pen is covered completely.  This is going to be the tip of the finger.

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Then gently press in areas on the finger that would coincide with the knuckles and natural bends in a finger.  I then took a knife and gently made some marks to look like the wrinkles over the knuckles on the skin of the finger.

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Push the fake fingernail into the top of the pen so that it looks like a natural fingernail.  I pushed it in a bit more at the base of the fingernail so that it gives it a more natural fingernail.  You can leave the fingernail natural or you can paint the nail.  I chose to paint ours red.  I simply took the nail off the clay before it dried and painted it.  When the paint was dry, I glued the nail onto the finger with some hot glue.  Then you can let the fingers air dry for a couple of days or bake them in a very low oven (100 degrees).  Be sure your fingernails can handle the heat before you go that route though…

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These are so easy to make and would be the perfect party craft for kids to make on their own.  What do you think?


 

Halloween Crafts & Decor Ideas

Are you new to the Idea Room? Check out some of these past Halloween Craft and Halloween Recipes…A collection of our past Halloween Ideas you might have missed out on!





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Halloween Party Napkins

Hi Idea Room readers! My name is Tauni and I blog at SNAP! – a site where I can share social media tips, DIY and entertainingideas. I also host a fun social media conference with Amy and a few other fun ladies in the spring.

I am simply thrilled to be guest posting today. I found Amy’s site when she first started blogging and have followed her ever since. She’s taught me so much about being a mom, a woman and a positive person and I am truly grateful to call her my friend…

Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. It’s fun to decorate AND fun to celebrate. Each year, we mark the week of Halloween with a spooky dinner.

This year, bats have dominated conversation so we’re having a bat themed dinner. I couldn’t find any fun party napkins with bats, so we made our own!  Today I am sharing with you how to make your own DIY Halloween Napkins.

Simple DIY Party Napkins

This is a really simple project that takes minutes and you can even have your kids join in on the fun…

Simple Halloween Party Napkin Supplies

DIY Party Napkins

Variety of stamps (letters, bats, etc.)
Stamp pads
Paper napkins

How to Make Simple Halloween Party Napkins

These napkins are great for instances where you need something really specific. The best part is they are super inexpensive too!

I had some fun, sort of rough letter/number stamps (sort of creepy, right?) on hand that I decided to mix in with the little bat stamp I found at Hobby Lobby. I think I paid about $2 for the bat stamp.

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I love the clear plexi stamps. It makes it so easy to line things up and get them where you want them…If I would have thought of it in advance, I probably would have tried to find a bat I could have used on the plexi block as well.

I prefer the pigment ink stamps that run about $2-3. The don’t seem to bleed as much as some of the other inks I tried on the paper napkins.

All you have to do is ink up, stamp lightly and let dry. Bam! You’re all done!!!

They’d also be perfect for a fun classroom party…

I love simple party projects with high impact, don’t you?!

Of course, the napkins are just part of our decor. We’ve got this spooky skeleton wreath on the front door…

And this fun bat wreath hanging inside…

(to go with the bat theme of course)

I’d love to get to know YOU better. I hope you will stop by the blog, or join me on Facebook and Pinterest.

Thanks so much for sharing these fun Halloween napkins Tauni.  They are so perfect for a Halloween party!  I have enjoyed working with Tauni on a lot of different projects and am always asking her for advice.  She has become a good friend and I am so grateful for the blessings I have been able to enjoy because of this blog.  Thanks Tauni!  –Amy

Halloween Kids Printable Book

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Hi! We’re Nat & Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase and we are so excited to be a part of Amy’s Fall Festival! The Idea Room is one of the first blogs we ever read years ago, so we feel pretty lucky to be here! We are two sisters that share a love of creating. We love up-cycling furniture, planning parties, decorating our homes, and doing fun projects with our kids.
Now that it’s finally October, the kids are getting excited about Halloween and of course, their costumes. It seems that every day brings a different idea of what they want to dress up as. (Can anyone relate?) So today we’re sharing a fun printable just for them!

This little book is as simple as you can get. It’s all ready to go in PDF form. Download here. Print it out, fold it in half (twice) and let your child’s imagination run wild!
Here are the pages included:
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Our kids thought this was really fun. Here’s how Holly’s son used his book.
The book has prompts for writing/or drawing and is good practice for following written directions! I love this Harry Potter!
For younger kids, you can read the directions to them and help them to narrow down the list to just one. This is a HUGE decision, you know.
We hope your kiddos have fun getting all ready to dress up for Halloween! I guess now we just have to figure out what Mom & Dad get to be…
Thanks for having us, Amy! We love the Idea Room and hope you lovely readers will come see what we’re up to at My Sister’s Suitcase. You can also find us on
Here are a few of our favorite Halloween & Fall projects:

Thanks so much Nat and Holly!  What a fun idea! I can’t believe it is that time of year already!  I am so happy to have these ladies sharing over at The Idea Room today.  Some of the sweetest and nicest women I know.  Be sure to head on over to their site and check out some of their other fun creativity!

–Amy

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