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Halloween

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Painted Pumpkins

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Good Things, Painting, Pumpkins
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Stenciled Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Stenciled Vanilla Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cupcakes, Dessert, Kid-friendly
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Lamb Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
Materials
  • 1 sleeveless white leotard
  • Two 20-by-35-inch pieces of wool-blanket batting
  • 8-by-10-inch pieces of wool felt in black and taupe
  • A white cotton knit cap
  • White craft glue
  • Iron
  • Ear template
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Mummy Mirrors

Steps:12
A mummified mirror adorned with plastic bones adds a fun and frightful touch to Halloween decor.
Materials
  • For the One-Way Mummy Mirror: Lightweight cotton muslin (about one yard for an average-sized frame)
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Black liquid acrylic paint
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl or bucket
  • Scissors
  • Picture frame
  • Thumbtacks
  • Assortment of plastic bones
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Assortment of plastic bugs
  • Small spray bottle
  • For the Two-Way Mummy Mirror: Mirror glass
  • Black contact paper
  • Brayer or squeegee
  • Chalk
  • Craft knife
  • Two or three large sheets of 3/16-inch black foam core
  • Low- or dual-temperature hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Black gaffer's tape
  • Fluorescent light fixture and bulb to fit within bottom of frame
  • Scary item (Such as a skull, spider, or jack-o'-lantern)
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Fleece Tree Halloween Costume

Other Ideas:
Fabric, Guests, Kids' costumes
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