1. Carve the ultimate Jack O'Lantern
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2. Make some tasty, sticky no-bake Hallowe'en Ghosts
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3. Get crafty with your children
Why buy Hallowe'en decorations when you can make something at home? Okay, it won't be quite as attractive... but making your own decorations is a great way to keep the kids busy indoors if the weather isn't cooperating, and the end result will be a nice keepsake. We like this really simple Halloween Pumpkin Mobile - it's simple enough even for toddlers, and super cute.
4. Gross them out with Halloween Feel Boxes
The idea here is to let the kids reach their hands (without looking) into containers filled with things that feel like body parts. Shudder-inducing, we know, but believe us, they will love it. For eyeballs, try some peeled grapes, and a good one for guts or chopped brains are cooked noodles. For extra un-appeal, try the really thick noodles (like Udon) and toss them in the tiniest bit of olive oil to make them a little slimy. This article suggests soft corn flour tortillas smeared with a little olive oil for skin - the very thought of it is so vile that we can totally imagine your boys laughing and trying to stick it to each other.
5. Make a Hallowe'en inspired dinner
try this recipe from Family Fun magazine.
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