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Bewitching Tree Decoration

Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ...
Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ornaments. Branches hold evil-eyed black cats and jolly jack-'o-lanterns fashioned from paper, as well as candy-filled bags for guests to bring back to their lairs. 
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Creepy Candy Containers

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It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Materials
  • Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
  • A pumpkin-carving saw
  • A marker
  • Two paper-towel tubes
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic eyeball
  • Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
  • Ball-head straight pins
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Nosey Pumpkins

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It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templatesDownload the PDFs
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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Wave Ware Picnic Plates

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Boo Balloons

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Skate Birthday Party Favor

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New Butterfly Costume

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Once you have a basic pair of wings, you can embellish them to create many different costumes.
Materials
  • Kraft paper
  • 18-gauge steel wire
  • Black tape
  • Butterfly wings template
  • Duct tape
  • Panty hose
  • Colored Halloween hair spray
  • Plastic gems
  • Glue gun
  • Clear elastic (1 foot)
  • Black headband
  • Black pipe cleaners
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Spring Favors

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Glittered ''Candy'' Garland Craft

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Here's a way to enjoy candy corn and wrapped treats without the potential cavities -- a whimsical garland made of glittered candy-shaped foam.
Materials
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 2-inch foam balls
  • White glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Iridescent glitter, in orange, black, white, and yellow
  • Mini treat wrappers
  • Screw punch
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 4-by-2-inch foam cones
  • Tinsel garland
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