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October 2015

Create & Decorate: Halloween Craft Project for Kids!

It’s pumpkin season and you know what that means: jack-o’-lanterns! One of my favorite childhood memories is carving pumpkins into a spooky, funny, or adorable jack-o’-lantern. Creativity in the classroom is very important to me. I try to make each lesson and craft as engaging as possible and allow my students to create their own masterpieces. Today I am blogging over on the Ellison Blog! I am excited to share with you an adorable pumpkin craft that is sure to get your students excited about Halloween and allow them to create their own works of art – minus the ooey gooey mess! I am also excited to share how you can use this adorable pumpkin die to create a fun teacher gift.

How cool is this scarecrow pumpkin? This is a great craft if you’re not able to celebrate Halloween at your school! Click here to find out how to make it!

Happy Halloween,

Halloween Popcorn Box Classroom Party

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means – Halloween decorations, tasty treats, and creepy costumes! As Halloween approaches you know I’m getting ready to decorate my classroom and make it that much more special for my students!

Last month, an amazing friend of mine, Laura Kelly, sent us a package full of crafting supplies. I used some of those supplies along with my Silhouette Cameo to create some fun, festive, and spooky Halloween popcorn containers to hold some of my favorite Halloween tasty treats!

Before decorating my popcorn boxes, I painted each box with all purpose acrylic black craft paint. I painted each popcorn box with two coats of paint and allowed them to dry between each coat. The original popcorn box lines are not noticeable either!

I purchased a number of designs from Silhouette’s Design Store. Their design stores has thousands of inexpensive designs that are absolutely amazing! Simply search what you’re looking for, choose your design, checkout, upload your purchased design into the Silhouette software, and cut – It’s really that easy! If you haven’t purchased a Silhouette machine, be sure to check them out on Silhouette’s website or on Amazon. They are a must have for any teacher – the possibilities are endless!

Check out all this craft supplies that Laura Kelly sent us from World Market, Lollipics, Laura Kelly Designs, Kunin Group (Felt), Scotch Brand, Adorn It, Udderly Smooth, and I Love to Create (Aleene’s Brand).

Check out these amazing candle holders that I picked up from WalMart. How much more Halloween can you get with some witch spiders? Moving on… Now let’s move on to the most important part… the tasty treats!

Treat Yourself With Some Tasty Treats!

What is the one thing that everyone (even adults) look forward to about Halloween? The candy and tasty treats of course! I filled my popcorn buckets with some of my favorite treats: candy corn, popcorn, and Halloween candy bark! I’m definitely most excited about the Halloween candy bark that I found from Just A Taste Blog. Here’s what you will need to make this delicious treat:

Supplies

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – minis
  • Kit-Kats – minis
  • Brach’s Candy Corn – 3 lb. bag
  • Bag of M&M Minis
  • Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (2 bags)
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs

My absolutely favorite part of this treat is adding the Wilton Candy Eyeballs. However, they were very difficult to find at my local supermarket. I resorted to finding them on Amazon. You can find them here: Wilton Candy Eyeballs

Directions

  1. Melt 3 cups of Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips in the microwave or double boiler. If you’re like me and cooking scares you – use the microwave!
  2. Place parchment paper down on a cookie sheet and pour melted chocolate mixture onto parchment paper.
  3. Immediately add desired candy onto the melted mixture.
  4. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for about an hour.
  5. Take hardened candy bark out of the fridge and cut your bark into small pieces.
  6. Enjoy!
Ta Da! Are you drooling yet? Using my Silhouette and the popcorn boxes from World Market made this project simple, fun, and perfect for any Halloween party. This would also make a great teacher gift too! 
If you’re dying for another tasty treat, check out these lollipops from LollipicsForTeachers.com! Right now you can get these personalized treats for only $1 each using the promo code HALLOWEEN2015.

What Can YOU Make With a Popcorn Box?

Check out all of these other great blogger friends to see how they used their popcorn boxes! 

Giveaway Time!

We want to hook you up with a great prize package! First prize is a Gift Card to World Market; the second prize is a gift card to Lollipics for your very own custom designed treats; and the third prize is a Sizzix Big Shot Machine! Enter below and good luck!

Happy Halloween!