Halloween Printables: Potion Ingredient Tags

I shared a bit of a sneak peek on my FB page earlier about some of the things I have been working on for Halloween, and am excited to be able to share one of them with you today.  I know…I know…Halloween is a ways off, but it will be here before we know it and I like to give those of you some time to CREATE what I share so that you can enjoy them in your home too!  My kids get to enjoy all the holidays…way too early…haha!

Today I am sharing with you some Halloween Printables for these Potion Ingredient Tags.

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I thought it would be fun to add some Halloween Potion Ingredients in these plastic test tubes to our Halloween Potions and Spells table display.  I simply filled the test tubes with some different colored candies (sixlets, m&m’s, and some tic tacs) to give me some Halloween colors that went along with the Potion Ingredients.

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And of course, I wanted the test tubes to stand upright so that you could see them nicely.  I took a 2 x 4 board and cut it so that I could use it as a test tube holder.

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Then I took a 15/16ths drill bit and drilled holes all the way through the board every 2.5 inches.  This will fit most of the standard test tubes.  You may have to double check and make sure the test tubes you use will fit and if not, use a different drill bit to get the right fit.

I then sanded and stained the test tube holder with Minwax’s Red Mahogany Wood Stain.

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I created some Printable Halloween Potion Ingredient Tags that I would love to share with you!

Spider Eggs

Putrefying Pustules & Witch Boils

Werewolf Fangs

Vampire Blood Capsules

Eye of Newt

Bat Droppings

Dung Beetle Scarab Carcases

Horny Toad Warts

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To download a copy of the Halloween Printable Potion Ingredient Tags click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Halloween Printable Potion Ingredient Tags}

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Halloween Potion Ingredient Tags
Some of you expressed some interest in the Spells and Potions books when I shared the sneak peek earlier.  Great news for those that are interested…I will be sharing them here for you soon as a free printable!  So be sure to stay tuned and come back for those!

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Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out our past Halloween Projects here:

Halloween Projects

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Halloween Food Fun

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Today we rounded up a few ideas to put some fun into your Halloween Party or just to share with your own goblins and ghouls.  25 of our favorite fun Halloween Food ideas.

1.  Monster Doughnuts from Eighteen 25

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2.  Candy Corn Marshmallow People from Knead To Cook

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3.  Graveyard Taco Dip from Chickabug

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4.  Mummy Twinkie Pops from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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5.  Rice Krispie Ghost Pops from The Idea Room

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6.  Pumpkin Deviled Eggs from Tadka Pasta

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7.  Halloween Witch Fingers from The Idea Room

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8.  Spider Egg Donuts from Family Fresh Meals

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9.  Monster Cookies from The Idea Room

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10.  Nutter Butter Bats from Sweet Simple Stuff

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11.  Mummy Oreo Pops from The Idea Room

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12.  Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats from Glorious Treats

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13.  Mummy Pizzas from The Idea Room

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14.  Zombie Boogers from Paper and Parcel

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15.  Witch Cupcakes from BHG

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16.  Oreo Eyeball Cookies from 100 Directions

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17.  JELLO Blood Worms from The Idea Room

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18.  Edible Jello Eyeballs from The Idea Room

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19.  Skeleton Cupcakes from Women’s DaySkeleton-Cupcakes-Recipe

20.  Oreo Bat Truffles from One Sweet Apetite

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21.  Halloween Mummy Candy Bars from The Idea Room

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22.  Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks from One Little Project

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23.  Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Whipped Cream Ghosts at Taste and Tell

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24.  Monster Fruit Dip from 30 Days

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25.  Monster Munchies from The Idea Room

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Halloween Printables

Halloween is upon us and I have some VERY last minute Halloween Treat Tags for you to use if you need them.  I tried to share them earlier, but my printer (which has been slowly dying a painful death) finally bit the dust yesterday.  It served me well for 6 years!

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I used these Halloween Printables to make a super easy little Halloween treat for a neighbor or friend! I made some Kit Kat Halloween Bats.  Now, I did not come up with this idea.  I have seen them all over the place so I am not sure who to link to for the idea.  But you just cover a Kit Kat Bar (or any candy bar really) with black cardstock and then cut out and add some wings by gluing them onto the back INSIDE the wrapper.  Add some googly eyes and these Halloween Printable Tags.

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To make it super easy for you, I am sharing the pattern I made for these Halloween Candy Bats.

You can download the free printable here:

{Halloween Printable Tags}

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I also dipped some orange slices (one of my Dad’s favorites) in melted chocolate.  This is another fun and simple way to give a little bit “classier” treat to someone for Halloween!  Just place them after dipping on some wax or parchment paper and let the chocolate harden before bagging them up and giving them away.

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We are almost ready for Halloween here.  I still have to buy the candy to give out (if I buy it early…it is too tempting for me) and finish up my oldest daughter’s costume details!  What about you?  Do you celebrate Halloween?  Are you ready for it?

Halloween Monster Eye Cookies

You guys…I am feeling like a crazy lady.  Halloween is not even here yet, and I am in the middle of setting up a Christmas tree for an upcoming project with Michaels.  People are really going to wonder about “that crazy neighbor” when they come Trick-or-Treating and spy the Christmas Tree in the window!  But, I will tell you what…it sure is making it fun and festive at our house.

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The kids had an activity earlier this week that we needed to bring a dessert too.  We decided to use our favorite “go to” cookie recipe (you can find the recipe here)…

{Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

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And since Halloween (not Christmas…hehe) is right around the corner we thought it would be fun to make them Halloween cookies by spookify-ing them a little bit.  So right after the cookies came out of the oven, we stuck some Rolo candies in the middle of the warm cookies and then stuck a candy eyeball on the top.  (We found the Wilton candy eyes in the baking section of our grocery store…I have also seen them at Walmart and Target or you can get them from Amazon here: Wilton Candy Eyes).  Interested in having your own milk bottles like the ones in the photo? You can find them here: Milk Glass Bottles.

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The warmth from the freshly baked cookie softly melts the chocolate on the Rolo which allows the Rolo to stick to the cookie and the eye to stick to the top of the Rolo without you having to do anything special to get them to stay on.

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And…who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate with your Peanut Butter?

If you can’t eat Peanut Butter…or just don’t like it…then these “monster eyes” can really be added to any other type of cookie.  So just substitute your favorite cookie recipe and suit them to your own taste!

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These cookies also make a great gift.  When they cooled, the Rolo hardened again, so it would be fine to wrap these up and give them away with a fun little note for Halloween…that is if they stick around long enough to cool…

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Monster Mints and 12 Free Halloween Printables

It’s time once again for another monthly Printable Blog Hop. If you are new here, every month 11 other bloggers and I join together to bring you a 12 themed FREE Printables for your use.  This month we are sharing our FREE Halloween Printables.

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Today I am sharing with you a fun Halloween Treat and Gift idea.  I love coming up with little creative gifts that you can give to friends and family that are fun but inexpensive.  I came up with these Monster Mints!

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I played up the dispenser and made it so that the Monster Mints are dispensed right out of the Monster’s mouths.

I created some printable round labels that fit these Ice Breakers Mint canisters perfectly.  All you need to do is print out the labels and cut them out around the black line.

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Be sure to open the “to share” tab of the mints rather than the “not to share” side so that the mouth opens the biggest.  Secure the label so that the mouth is directly over the opening.  While you have the label on the canister, lift it up and then cut the top of the label so that it fits the top of the opening tab.

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Once you have it cut, glue the label on top of the mints and you are all done!  So easy!  Now you have a fun little gift to hand out on Halloween, or give away at a Monster Party or give as a small gift to a friend or neighbor!

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To download the Monster Mint Labels, click here:

{Monster Mint Labels}

Want to see the other FREE Halloween Printables? Be sure to check out these other blogs and see the fun printables they are sharing too!

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1. {The Dating Divas} – Eat, drink, and be SCARY with this flirty Halloween game for two!

2. {Somewhat Simple} – Double, Double, Toil + Trouble | An 8×8 print and 4×4 tags of Shakespeare’s ultimate Halloween equation!

3. {Whipperberry} – Boolicious Halloween Treat Bags

4. {Crafting Chicks} – Pin the Bowtie on Mr. Bones game for Halloween parties.

5. {Tatertots & Jello} – You’ve been Spooked” door hanger tag, basket tag and instructions for neighbor gifts

6. {L’il Luna} – Surrender Your Treats Printable perfect to display at your home for some fun Halloween decor!

7. {My Sister’s Suitcase} – Add these Treat Tags to a “kit” of supplies to bake up some Halloween goodies!

8. {I Heart Nap Time} – A fun Fall ‘Smores tag and candy wrapper set.

9. {The 36th Avenue} – Chic Halloween Printable Sign… Ready to decorate?

10. {Paging Supermom} – This fabulously gruesome Eye Ball Garland is super simple to create with paper plates, yarn and this free printable.

11. {The TomKat Studio} – A sweet Halloween treat perfect for “BOO-ing” your neighbors!

12. {The Idea Room} – Give your ghouls some Monster Mints with this fun Mint Dispenser Label.

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If you missed our past Printable Blog Hops, you can check out our past Printable Blog Hops below:

12 FREE Fall Printables {Caramel Apple Gift Kit}

12 FREE Spring Themed Printables {Homemade Lemonade Gift Kit}

12 FREE Cinco de Mayo Printables

12 FREE 4th of July Themed Printables

12 FREE Summer Printables

12 FREE Back-to-School Themed Printables {Homework Notepad}

Halloween Treat–Cotton Candy Cobwebs

I love coming up with simple ideas that ANYONE can recreate.  Everyone loves to get gifts!  They don’t have to be elaborate or expensive.  I think most people would agree that it is just nice to know that someone was thinking about them.  So it is a fun creative challenge for me to come up with simple, but fun gift ideas.  This Halloween I challenged myself to come up with a couple more Halloween gift ideas.  Today I am sharing with you this simple Halloween Treat–Creepy Cotton Candy Cobwebs.

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Seriously people…these could NOT be any easier to make.

1.  Simply put some cotton candy in a cellophane gift package and add a couple of fake plastic spider rings.  My cellophane bags measured almost 4 inches in width and 9 inches in length.

2.  Then print the labels and cut them out around the black lines.

3.  Fold the label in half so that the words are on the front.

4.  Fold the top of the cellophane bags down and then staple the labels onto the bag near the bottom corners of the front label.

Need to find some of the items? You can find them here:

Cellophane Bags (Amazon)

Cotton Candy (Amazon) I have also seen it at Wal-Mart and Target and some grocery stores

Plastic Spiders (Amazon)

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And that is it.  Really. Simple.  Now I should actually focus on something that really matters…like the kitchen…which could really use a good cleaning.

You can download the free printable here:

{Creepy Cotton Candy Cobwebs Labels}

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And now I am curious.  Do you participate in Halloween?  Do you hand out candy?  What candy do you usually hand out?  

Halloween Decorations

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

I am in disbelief that it is already October.  The months seems to be flying by.  I wish it would slow down a bit so I could feel like I could it enjoy it a little bit more.  This month, as a Lowe’s Creative Blogger, our challenge was to come up with some Halloween décorations.

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I had envisioned this sign a little bit differently than it actually came out.  I really like this one, but knowing myself, I will probably make another one too!  If I do, I for sure will share it with you!

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This Halloween sign is pretty simple.  I just spray painted some window screen material and then stapled it onto the back of a frame that had the glass removed.

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Want to make one or see how I did it?  Here is what I did!

Step 1:

Measure your screen material so that it fits nicely on the back of the frame and gives you plenty of room to tighten the screen and staple it firmly in place.

Step 2:

Spray paint your screen black (not shown).  Spray paint your picture frame if needed.  I spray painted mine a nice gray color.  Let them dry completely…or if you are like me…pull out a hairdryer and dry them quickly (I have no patience)!

Step 3:

Use a stencil of an arrow and spray paint the arrow white.  I also included a stencil of a bat and sprayed it white too.  I used some vinyl I had cut with my Silhouette.  Let it dry completely.

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Step 4:

Now use some stencils for your words…SLEEPY HOLLOW…or your words of choice.  I simply put the rest of the vinyl cut out back into the arrow (the black part is vinyl in the upper right photo) and then pulled out the letters so that I could paint the letters black.

Step 5:

Spray paint the letters black.  After it has dried completely, pull off the vinyl stencil and staple the screen onto the back of your picture frame.

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Such an easy project.  I love the whole concept and love the endless possibilities this holds.  I also love that fun texture and the see through element of the sign.  I am thinking I should go back and rough up the edges of the frame a little bit to give it a more rustic feel.

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And…let’s just pretend that I cleaned my mirror before taking these photos…umm kay?

What do you think?  Is this a project you are likely to try?

You might also want to sign up for Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. It’s FREE and offers a bunch of DIY inspiration. Go ahead and connect with Lowes Creative Ideas to find a lot more fun and creative ideas.

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase a project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team.  However all opinions and statements are mine.

Halloween Apothecary & Table Setting

*This post is sponsored by American Crafts.

My kids are a bit confused about the holidays around these parts.  Ha! For some reason the youngest keeps wondering when we are going Trick-or-Treating.  So imagine how confused she was when she came home from school to this table setting.  Poor thing! It’s going to be a long 5 weeks.

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A couple of weeks ago I was sent a fun Halloween package from American Crafts.  I actually let out a little squeal of delight because I loved so much of it!  And guess what?  These fun items are being carried exclusively by Target…and you KNOW how much I love me some Target!  (These American Craft Halloween products and more are being carried in all Target stores inside the United States).

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There are three kits available – a paper wreath (not shown in this post), a banner and mini witches hats. Each kit includes all of the items to complete the project.  There are also many other fun embellishments that can be used to coordinate with the kits or to be used separately.

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I love that you can set up an entire Halloween Table Setting and I am excited to be able to have such a fun and festive table for our annual Halloween Dinner.  And…now I am already to go…5 weeks early! LOL!

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I took some of the extra embellishments and made some cute drink wraps by simply wrapping a black and white polka dot ribbon around some cute glass jars (Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles) and adding this fun little “Halloween broach.”

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I also loved the fun Halloween Apothecary Labels.  I gathered up some empty jars that I have for photo props and added the labels and some “creepy” ingredients.  Just use your imagination and you should be able to round up some items right in your panty.

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I think we will leave this as our table centerpiece all the way through Halloween this year.  Such a simple and easy Halloween décor item that literally took minutes to throw together.

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Oh, and in case you didn’t notice…our kitchen table and hutch are finally finished!  We built both of them (except for the chairs).  If you follow along with me on Instagram you probably saw several progression shots that I shared with you of these two different projects.  The kitchen table only took 9 months to complete :)!

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I will be sure to share with you how we made them here in a later post for those who are interested.

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Now head on out to your local Target store (now you have an excuse to go) and pick up some fun American Craft Halloween products!  Prices range from $5 to $10!

*This post is sponsored by American Crafts.  I was given the product shown in the pictures.  However, all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.

Halloween Gift–Germ Slayer Hand Sanitizer

Do you ever get tired of all the sweets and goodies around the holidays? I know I do! Even though I am guilty of sharing several goodies and treats here for the holidays, we try to be really careful with how much junk my kids eat. It can be difficult since it is everywhere now-a-days. Now, I am not saying my kids don’t eat junk food, because they do…they are kids! But we are trying to teach them moderation and the benefits of eating healthy.

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So I challenged myself to come up with a Halloween Gift Idea that was non-candy or sugar related. I came up with a really easy gift that would be perfect for a teacher or a child old enough to use Hand Sanitizer safely. I also LOVE that this is perfect for the beginning of the Cold/Flu Season.

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These are so simple to make. I have two different sizes that should fit most of the regular sized bottles of Hand Sanitizer and the mini Hand Sanitizers.

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To make the Germ Slayer Hand Sanitizers, simply follow these steps.

Step 1: Remove the labels from your Hand Sanitizer Bottles. You may need to use some Goo Gone Label remover or soak them in hot, soapy water to get the sticky residue off.

Step 2: Print out the labels on regular white cardstock. Use a Laser Printer for best results and so that the color ink will not run when it gets wet. You can download them here:

{Germ Slayer Hand Sanitizer Labels}

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Step 3: Cut out the label and then glue them onto the bottle(s). I simply use a glue stick and it works great.

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These would be fun to give out as a party favor or give to your little “ghouls” and “goblins” to keep the germs away this Holiday Season!

If you worry about giving this out to small children, be sure to give it to those who are old enough or use a bottle of hand soap instead of hand sanitizer.

What do you think? Do you prefer non-candy gift ideas for Halloween and Christmas?

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.

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