Footprint Ghost Project Halloween Craft for Kids

Kids really have a blast creating a footprint ghost. In this project kids will create a ghost using their feet! 
 Beware this can be messy and should be done over newspaper. 

Materials: black construction paper, white washable paint, paper plate and markers, optional baby wipes for easy cleaning

Directions:

Step 1:  Cover area with newspaper

Step 2: Pour a little white washable paint onto paper plate.

Step 3: Have child step into paint with one foot and wiggle around until the entire bottom of the foot is covered in paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Have child step on a black sheet of construction paper to create ghost. When finished clean foot with baby wipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 5: Be creative and decorate ghost. When dry hang your footprint ghost up for a great Halloween decoration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have Fun and Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Recipes for Kids

It’s pumpkin season.  There are so many great recipes you can make with pumpkin.  Below are some  simple and fun recipes  kids can make with adult supervision.  

*You can substitute the ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice in any of the recipes below

Pumpkin Cookies 

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup of mashed cooked pumpkin, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Pre heat oven for 350

Step 1: In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon and set aside

Step 2: In a separate bowl, add pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla, oil and egg.  Mix well

Step 3: Slowly add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well

Step 4: Place spoonfuls of the batter on a greased cookie sheet

Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes or until they turn a light brown color

Step 6: Let cool and enjoy

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Maple Pumpkin Cookies 

ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 cups mashed cooked pumpkin, 1 egg, 1 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional 1 cup pecans

pre heat the oven 350

 

Step 1:  Cream the butter (mix well) in a large bowl

Step 2: Add pumpkin, maple syrup, egg and vanilla to the butter and mix until smooth

Step 3: In another bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well

Step 4: Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture a little at a time mixing well. If adding nuts add them after all of the flour mixture has been added to the pumpkin mixutre.

Step 5: On a greased cookie s sheet drop spoonfuls of the dough, leave space in between each cookie as they will spread

Step 6: Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are light brown

Step 7: Let cool and enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Waffles or Pancakes 

Ingredients: 2 cups of flour, 3 eggs, 3/4 cup mashed pumpkin, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 3/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt

Step 1: Beat eggs in a large bowl, add the milk pumpkin and vegetable oil, mix well

Step 2: In a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg, mix well

Step 3: Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and mix well

Step 4: The batter is now ready.  You can make waffles or pancakes or go crazy and make both!

 

Simple Pumpkin Pie

Pre heat oven 375

Ingredients: Frozen Pie Crust, 2 1/2 cups of cooked, mashed pumpkin, 4 eggs, two 15 ounce cans of condensed milk, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Step 1: Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until all ingredients combined and smooth

Step 2: Pour the mixture into your frozen pie crust

Step 3: Bake for 50-55 minutes. To make sure pie is fully cooked when you pull it out poke the middle with a tooth pick or butter knife.  If it comes out clean it’s done, if not cook for a little longer.

Step 4: Let cool and serve, If you like add some whip cream

 

Funny Halloween Jokes and Tongue Twisters for Kids

What do ghouls like to do at the amusement park?

Ride the roller ghoster!

 

What do witches put in their hair?

Scare Spray!

 

Why doesn’t Dracula have any friends?

Because he is a pain in the neck!

 

Which ghost is the best dancer?

The boogie man!

 

Why do vampires need mouthwash?

Because they have bat breath!

 

Who did Dracula bring to the prom?

His ghoul friend!

 

How do you make a skeleton laugh?

Tickle its funny bone!

 

What did the zombie eat after he has a tooth taken out?

The dentist!

 

What is a witch’s favorite  school subject?

Spelling!

 

Where do baby ghosts go during the day?

Day-Scare Centers!

 

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frostbite!

 

What go ghost serve for dessert?

Ice Scream!

 

Who did the Zombie invite to his party?

Anyone he can dig up!

 

Where do mummies go for a swim?

The dead sea!

 

Why does Dracula buy the newspaper every night?

So he can read his horror-scope!

 

What do birds say on Halloween?

Tick-or-tweet!

 

What is a mummy’s favorite type if music?

Wrap!

 

What do monsters eat for lunch?

Sand-witches!

 

How do you know a vampire has been in hte bakery?

The jelly’s been sucked out of all the doughnuts!

 

When is a turkey like a ghost?

When its goblin!

 

When does a ghost have breakfast?

In the moaning!

 

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Halloween party?

Because he had no-body to go with!

 

Why couldn’t Dracula play baseball?

Because he lost his bat!

 

What pants do ghosts wear?

Boojeans!

 

What is a ghost’s favorite game?

Hide-and-ghost-seek!

 

What are ghosts favorite candy?

Boo-ble gum!

 

Why are vampires easy to fool?

Because they are suckers!

 

What did the monster order at the restaurant?

French Frights!

 

What does a skeleton order at the restaurant?

Spare Ribs!

 

Where did Dracula stay while in New York City?

The Vampire State Building!

 

Which key opens the door to the haunted house?

The Spookey!

 

What do you get when you cross a hot dog and Halloween?

Hallo-Weenie!

 

What did the pumpkin need for its boo boo?

A pumpkin patch!

 

What is a skeleton’s favorite instrument?

A trombone!

 

What is a vampire’s favorite fruit?

a neck-tarine!

 

What do you do if you want to learn more about Dracula?

Join his fang club!

 

Why  couldn’t the ghost see its mom or dad?

Because they were transparent!

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Ivan

Ivan who?

Ivan to bite your neck

 

Tongue Twisters

 

If two witches would watch two watches

Which witch would watch which watch?

 

Creepy crawling critters crawl carelessly through crazy creepy corridors.

 

Seven spindly spiders spin spooky silk speedily.

 

Crazy children crave candy wearing chilling costumes.

 

If big black bats could blow bubbles, how big of  bubbles would big black bats blow?