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Daily Doable 10/31/13

October 31, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Daily Doable 10/30/13

October 30, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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Get Your Candy….For Cheap!

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Daily Doable 10/29/13

October 29, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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Series: Getting the Most Out of Your Long Stem Dying Roses, Day 5!

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Daily Doable 10/28/13

October 28, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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Series: Getting the Most Out of You Dead or Dried Roses!

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Daily Doable 10/26/13

October 26, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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5 Simple, Easy, Cheap Halloween Costumes for Adults!

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Daily Doable 10/25/13

October 25, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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Series: Getting the Most Out of Your Dead or Dried Roses!  Day #3

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Halloween Party/Play Date/Play Group Ideas

October 25, 2013 in Halloween, Halloween by Sharla

7 Great Ideas for Halloween Party/Play Date/Play Group

Yeah, I don’t know how it happened but I ended up as room mom for my 8-year-old’s class and as such have had to get creative for the Halloween party.  I’m not too sad about the creative part, and I thought I’d share my ideas.  You’re Welcome.  😉

#1…Glow-in-the-Dark Spiders

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You Need:

Small clear cups with lids

Spider Web

Small glow sticks

Plastic spiders

How fun are these?!  Cute and simple.  Take a small clear cup with fitted lid (they’re actually jello shot glasses – hee hee) a mini glow stick, a tiny bit of spider web and a couple of plastic spiders.  Break the glow stick wrap the spider web around it, stick it in the cup and add the spiders.  

#2….Cracker Jack Mummies

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You Need:

Cracker Jacks

Computer Paper

White crepe paper

Googley eyes

Tape

Glue

Black Marker

First, take a regular piece of computer paper and wrap the Cracker Jacks like a present.  Then, take a long piece of crepe paper  and wrap it around the box, secure with tape.  Last, add the googley eyes with glue and a black marker for added facial cuteness.

#3….Gum Ball Necklaces

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You Need:

Gum Balls

Curling Ribbon

Exacto Knife

Large Needles

Ok, this one is way worth it but takes a little more prep work.  First, you need gum balls (shocking, I know).  Next you need to make the holes on either side.  I did this with an Exacto knife.  I just poked the tip of the knife into the gum ball and then twirled it around while applying pressure to make the hole on each side.  A little time consuming but easier than you might think.  What’s less time consuming is my husband washed and fitted his drill with a small drill bit and drilled the holes for me.  This was so much quicker and easier.  He drilled 200 gum balls in about an hour.

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Next, use a large needle and a long piece of curling ribbon (you know, the ribbon you wrap presents with that curl when you run the edge of scissors along it’s edge) just like a needle and thread.  String each gum ball onto the curling ribbon, and tie on.

#4….Dart Board and Punch Board

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This is a game meant to be played together.  Put folded pieces of paper with numbers on them into the balloons and create the balloon board (for complete instructions on how to make the balloon board click here).  Number the holes on the punch board and fill with prizes (for complete instructions on how to create the punch board click here).  Last use this list of number coordinated Halloween Howlers and begin!  First the kid pops a balloon.  Then they use the number inside the balloon to act out the silly action found on the Halloween Howler PDF.  I made a list of Halloween Howlers (silly spooky actions) and included the PDF so all you have to do is click and print.  Last, they punch the coordinating number on the punch board and pull out a prize.  Alone, each activity is short, but together they make a great game.

#5…Leaf Creatures

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You Need:

Paper Bags

Glue

Googley eyes

Ok, this was inspired by the book Leaf Man.  It would be fun to read the book first and look a the pictures before you start this activity.  Here in Utah, we had a little bit of a late cool down, so when I did this project with the kids the leaves hadn’t changed colors yet and we may have made a few bald spots on the bushes, but you get the point.  Give the kids bags and go hunting.  Gather what ever they like and head inside.  For little kids I just did a big squiggle of glue on the page and they stuck their leaves then added eyes (because everything is more fun with googley eyes).  Older kids can really get creative turning their leaves different ways to make actual pictures.  Great for all ages.

#6…Sucker Ghosts (suckers as in actual suckers, not the kids)

 

 

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You Need:

Suckers (I like Blow Pops, they’re nice and big)

Cheese cloth cut into squares or tissues

Yarn or curling ribbon

Black Marker

This is a classic, you can use tissues or cheese cloth but the idea is the same.  Drape your cheese cloth over the sucker and tie with some yarn or curing ribbon.  Add eyes and a mouth with black marker and…BAM…spooky Halloween treats.

#7…Spooky Treat Scene

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You Need:

Graham Crackers

Frosting

Black Food Coloring

Pretzels

Various Candies

How cute and easy?!  Simply use black food coloring to color frosting, and the rest is self explanatory.  Gather a few cute treats to decorate with and go to town.  Upside down peanut butter cup with a pretzel is a witches broom, peep ghost, gummy worm, and candy corn pumpkin.

<3, Sharla

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Daily Doable 10/24/13

October 24, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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Series: Getting the Most Out of Your Dried or Dead Roses!

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Daily Doable 10/23/13

October 23, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

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DIY: Using Roses that are Dried or Dying!

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Daily Doable 10/22/2013

October 22, 2013 in Daily Doable by Sharla

 

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Halloween Crafts Made by Kids for Kids!

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