Its that spooky time of year when all things dark and grisly are floating around neighbourhoods. Certainly my 3 kids have finished a week in school full of homemade decorations, cake sales and of course costumes. Here’s a quick look at how you can get them ready for Hollowe’en without the fuss!
Try Some Homemade Decorations!
This is great to get them involved and to fill in a few days over midterm!
Quick Party Treats
If you’ve a few friends coming over for trick or treating these are quick and handy spooky treats with corners cut for speed!
Monster Rick Krispie Cakes
8” squared tin, lined with greaseproof paper
For the Krispie Bars
4 oz/113g White Chocolate
Green Food colouring
3 oz/75g Rice Krispies
For the chocolate tops:
1oz white chocolate
Green Food Colouring
Candy Monster Eyes.
Melt the white chocolate over a pan of hot water.
Move to the side and add a half teaspoon of green food colouring.
Add Krispies and mix well together until all Krispies are green.
Press into a well greased 8 inch
Refrigerate for 1 hour
When set, remove the krispies and cut into 8-12 rectangles using a sharp knife. Set aside
Melt the remaining chocolate and once again add in quarter teaspoon of green colouring.
Dip your Rice Krispie Bars into the green chocolate up to about an inch.
Stick a single Candy Eye in the centre of the green chocolate while the chocolate is still not set.
(Optionl) Add some green Sprinkles to the top to make the monster appear to have furry hair.
To speed things up even more, you can buy packs of Krispie Bars ready made and just use the green chocolate to dunk the top of them
A pack of queen cakes from your local supermarket.
Ready Made chocolate icing
Skittles (Share bag is best)
Cut the strawberry laces into inch long sections, set aside
Cover each cake in a spoon of the chocolate icing
Dip them into the Chocolate Sprinkles
Place 3-4 strawberry laces and top with a rolo using some more of the chocolate icing to “glue” them down.
Place 2 green or red Skittles on the cakes to look like spooky eyes.
Last minute Costumes
Black Eye Eyeliner
Cut rip into the leggings and Black top
Paint around the edges in red paint to make them look like bloody claw marks. Allow to Dry.
Use Suducrem as a white makeup base and cover lightly in talc.
Apply plenty of red lipstick on lips and around the eyes.
Finish off the eyes with black eyeliner
Draw 2 “fangs” on the lower chin.
Old Lady/Old Man
Talc for the hair, use plenty to make a white/grey hair do!
Black eye liner to create “wrinkles”
Old clothes such as shirt and baggy trousers or flowery dress
You can use grown up sizes and cut them to fit. Use belts to tie tight.
Put it all together with a walking stick! Done!