Here are three fun ways to serve breakfast during the Halloween Season. All three versions of Spooky Toast are quick and easy to do…even on a school day.
1. Cookie Cutter Version 1: Press a Halloween shaped cookie cutter into soft bread until it makes an imprint, but does not go all the way through. I used a pumpkin shape in the photo. Toast the bread. When it is done, you will see the outline of your shape in the toast. “Paint” jelly on the outline and add features with a clean paint brush. Purple looks good, red more like blood.
2. Cookie Cutter Version 2: Use bat, pumpkin, or ghost shaped cookie cutters and press into soft bread all the way through. Spread your favorite topping on each piece, or make sandwiches.
2. In the third version, you will need: green food coloring, milk, bread, butter.
a. Pour milk into a glass. b. Add a few drops of food coloring. c. Paint a monster or scary face on to the bread using a clean paint brush dipped into the green milk. d. Toast the bread. e. Butter lightly. f. Munch your creature.
Here is a quick, easy, and fun recipe for a Halloween party or after school treat.
CREEPY SPIDER TREATS
Ingredients: 2 C semi-sweet morsels, ½ C crisp-rice cereal, ¼ C shredded coconut, 1 ½ C chow mein noodles, sunflower seeds for eyes, waxed paper.
NOTE: This recipe should be done with adult supervision.
1. Melt 1 C morsels in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir after each interval until desired consistency. It should look and feel like spreadable frosting.
2. Mix in the cereal and shredded coconut.
3. Drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper for the spider bodies.
4. Melt the second cup of morsels. Gently stir in the noodles.
5. When cooled, pick noodles out one by one and stick them onto the spider bodies. You can use a toothpick to press them in.
6. Add sunflower seeds for eyes.
7. Refrigerate until set.
For more ideas for fast and fun Halloween goodies visit Wicked Good Halloween Treats at: http://www.parents.com
For an original and easy last minute costume try making a PICNIC COSTUME like in the photo. All you need is the following:
Vinyl tablecloth, scissors to cut a head/neck hole, glue or Duck Tape, and assorted plastic picnic food items to glue on. I used a hamburger, pickles, cookies, watermelon slices, candy wrappers, french fry box, water bottle or juice box, etc. Use your imagination.
A VARIATION on the same idea is a birthday party. Instead of picnic items, glue a cardboard cake or cupcakes, balloons, party hats, and gifts…all the things you’d find on a birthday party table. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Are you looking for a new and adventurous activity for the whole family while the weather is still pleasant and perfect for being outdoors? Try FOSSIL HUNTING. http://www.fossilsforkids.com is a wonderful site to get you started. The website tells you where to find fossil sites in your area, tools needed, activities and more. It also shows photos of some of the fossils you’d find at certain digs. What better way to enjoy getting dirty and learning about our prehistoric past.
If you send me photos of your own fossil discoveries, I’ll post them here.
Happy Fossil Hunting.