Halloween is less than a week away, which is super exciting cause it’s the first time we are taking the little tot for trick-or-treating. So, for those of you that are going to be running around, like me or heading to various parties, here are some simple tricks to make your goodies look extra spooktacular.
1. Ghoul Jello Cups
First you decorate the cups by cutting up some crepe paper, leave one side with its straight edge while cutting up the other side randomly to give your character some hair. I used double-sided tape to attach the crepe to some plastic wine glasses.
For the pumpkin ones, I used stickers I found at the craft store so they were super easy.
With the Frankenstein ones, I simply glued some googly eyes on and drew in the rest of the face with some sharpies, providing mouth and scars.
You can make so many different characters with this method, like witches, ghosts and goblins!
Make your jello as directed on the box, (replace half of the water with alcohol if you want to make alcoholic ones). Fill plastic wine glasses with jello, using a funnel to avoid messing up the paper crepe hair and place in fridge to set. Then share!
2. Creepy Caramel Popcorn
Take some caramel popcorn, homemade or store-bought and place on some parchment paper. Get some coloured chocolate melts and melt them separately as directed. I used two different colours, green and black. Drizzle the chocolate all over your popcorn and allow to cool. Scoop in a bowl, throw in some decorative creepy candy eyes if you have some and serve.
3. Spooky Rice Krispies Treats
Take some rice krispies treats, homemade or store-bought and cut them up. Then dip them into some chocolate colour melts (melt as directed), using a spoon to help spread the chocolate around, and place on parchment paper to set.
For the rice krispies lollipops I cut the treats into rectangles, adding a lollipop stick on one end and melted chocolate on the other. Then I decorated with some cupcake toppers.
I cut the rest of the rice krispies treats into large squares and dip them in some melted chocolate, spreading with a spoon, then finishing them off with some food safe decorative spiders.
Hope these tricks help you with this super fun holiday.
Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween!