Are you pressed for time? (Who me? Yes, you.) Halloween is such a fantastic holiday, but it seems like the entire month of October is packed with this class party, and that neighborhood party, and before we know it, our heads are spinning! If you need quick holiday projects, you've come to the right place! We have whipped up two book-inspired Halloween costumes and a tasty treat that can be made with one quick trip to the store or maybe even with things you have around your home right now. Let's do this!
Ghostly Treat Pops!
You can turn quick-to-make rice krispie treats into these adorably yummy treats.
Here's what you need:
- 6 crisped rice cereal
- 3 tablespoons butter
- one 10 oz. bag marshmallows
- white chocolate morsels
- mini chocolate chips
- regular sized chocolate chips
- pop sticks
- Melt marshmallows and butter together in a large pan. (Choose a pan that's bigger than you think you need because once you add the cereal, you need a lot of room to stir.)
- Once everything is melted, add the cereal, and stir, stir, stir!
- Pour cereal mixture into a greased baking pan. Press it down flat to fill the pan. (If the mixture sticks to your hands, and it will, wet your hands before you start pressing.)
- Once the treats have cooled completely, cut into squares. Add the sticks.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, stirring after each round.
- Dip the treats in the white chocolate only about one third of the way down. Press two mini chocolate eyes and one larger chip for a mouth. Do this before the white chocolate cools.
- Let them cool and harden. Eat!
Continuing our instant Halloween, we've got two costumes. First up, Chicka Chicka Boom! We love this classic book about the whole alphabet climbing up a coconut tree before tumbling down, and we've recreated that coconut tree with its letters climbing up.
What You'll need:
- brown t-shirt
- construction paper in the following colors: green, brown, assorted colors for the letters
- safety pins
- stapler and staples
- I created the headdress to look like the top of a coconut tree by creating a green band. I attached four green strips to the band, and then, I cut notches into the strips to give it a feathered, palm tree look.
- I crumpled brown paper into balls to look like coconuts and stapled them to the band.
- I cut out letters and safety pinned them to the brown shirt in a way that made them look like they were "climbing" up.
- That's it. Boom goes the dynamite. You're ready for your Halloween party!
Next up, we have Dr. Seuss's Lorax. The Lorax is a creature that stands up for the environment, especially the trees, and he spends his story protecting his world from those who want to destroy nature. This Lorax costume is so simple and cute.
Here's what you need:
- orange knit cap
- orange sweatshirt
- fake yellow fur or yellow felt
- Cut the yellow fur or felt into the shape of a mustache and attach it to the sunglasses with hot glue.
- That's it. Seriously. That's it.
Happy, happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun!