5 Spooky Halloween Snacks & Crafts

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would share some of the festive crafts I made this season!

Origami Bat For Table Decorations

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Materials

  • Black paper (or preferred color)

Directions

  1. Start with a square sheet of paper. The size of your paper will determine the preferred size of your origami bat.
  2. Next, take one corner of the square and fold it up to the opposite corner. This will take your square paper to a triangle.
  3. Now you will have a triangle with 2 equal sides and 1 long side. Lay the triangle on your work surface, so the long side is facing you, and take the lower right hand corner and fold it onto the lower left hand corner. Then unfold. This will create a crease from the top point of the triangle to the middle of the long side.
  4. Now fold the long side of the triangle up, leaving a small bit of the top point of the triangle showing.12165842_513864292109878_1935338586_n
  5. Now fold the top point over the long edge, as to line up with the crease we made earlier.
  6. Now make a mountain fold alone that crease, which basically means just fold the paper on that crease.
  7. Now you will have s shape that looks like a rectangle with a right angle triangle attached the left hand side.
  8. Then make a valley fold, (a valley fold is basically an upside down mountain fold) along an invisible line, which is show below.
  9. 12166601_513864265443214_1126593321_nRepeat this valley fold on the backside.
  10. Then fold side 1x to meet side 2x, as shown below.12166472_513864235443217_528464392_n
  11. Repeat step 10 on the backside, and make a valley fold on the line shown.
  12. Repeat valley fold on the backside.12165788_513864222109885_601449496_n
  13. Now pull on corner 2 and 3 to show your bat.

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Rustic Glitter Pumpkin

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Materials

  • Gold glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Brown and burnt orange paint
  • Rag
  • Super glue
  • Pumpkin Real or Plastic (choose a pumpkin that doesn’t have perfect skin. One with dents or little imperfection)

 Directions

  1. Take your pumpkin and make sure that it is washed and completely dry.
  2. Take your brown paint and pump a little on a rag and rug the paint on to the pumpkin skin. We are using this brown paint to get it into the crafts and dents to give the pumpkin a rustic look. We are not trying to paint the pumpkin with the brown.
  3. Allow pumpkin to dry.
  4. Now section off your pumpkin into vertical sections where every other section will be painted or glittered.
  5. In the section where you will be painting with orange, paint the burn orange in an even coat, but allow the brown dents to show.
  6. Then put a layer of super glue in the other sections and sprinkle glitter over the glue and allow to dry.

Witch Hat Cupcakes

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Materials 

  • Pre-made cupcakes that have cooled
  • Orange butter cream frosting
  • Purple sprinkles
  • Black, orange, and white fondant
  • Sharp knife
  • Rolling pin

Directions

  1. To start this craft, we will first make the witch hat.
  2. Roll out a bit of the black fondant to make the brim of the witch hat. Using a circle cutter cut a circle out of the black fondant.
  3. Using a knife, make a bit of texture along the brim of the hat.
  4. Take the other half of the black fondant, and work it into a triangular hotdog shape. Twitching and pulling to get your desired hat shape.
  5. Using water glue the top of the hat to the brim.
  6. Roll out your orange fondant, and using a sharp knife cut out a strip and a small square. Using the water glue, attach the strip to the hat to cover the crease where the hat is attached to the brim.
  7. Roll out white fondant, and cut a small square a bit larger than the orange square.
  8. Attach the white square to the orange strip using water glue, and attach the orange square to the white.
  9. Using a piping bag, swirl your butter cream frosting on the top of your cupcake, and add purple sprinkles. Then carefully add your witch’s hat.

Halloween Candy Apples

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Ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • Chopstick
  • Desired handles
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ½ cup of corn syrup
  • Desired food coloring
  • Caramel Flavoring

Directions

  1. Take your Granny Smith apples, remove the steams, bore a small hole using a chopstick into your apple, and place your handles into the hole.
  2. Then place your apples in the fridge.
  3. In a pan on medium high heat, add your sugar, water, and corn syrup.
  4. Mix until all your sugar has dissolved, and add your caramel flavoring and food coloring.
  5. Bring your mixture to a boil.
  6. When the temperature is at 300 degrees remove from heat.
  7. Take your apples out of the fridge and dip them into the toffee flavoring.
  8. Stand your apples on a baking tray that is lined with paper and has been greased well.
  9. Allow your toffee to harden, and add your spider decorations.

Spooky Table Name Tags

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Materials 

  • Paper
  • Bat paper cut outs
  • Letter sticker
  • Glue

Directions

  1. To Make your spooky table name tags, take your orange paper and cut three triangles out of it. On one Triangle, cut a half circle towards the bottom of the triangle to stick a name tag in.
  2. Next from the inside, tape the three triangles into a teepee structure.
  3. Next glue your bat cut outs onto the front of your teepee. Then cut out a black rectangle out of your black paper and stick the letter stickers onto it.
  4. Slide the rectangle into the half moon cut out.