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DAY 6: CANDY ALTERNATIVES FOR THIS HALLOWEEN

stickersHalloween is the biggest candy holiday of the year that sends a sugar rush throughout the country.  Everyone is aware of the health implications linked to candy and for some, such as diabetics or vegans, this holiday may exclude those with food allergies or sensitivities.  This year instead of serving a pile of sugar to trick-or-treaters take into consideration some of the following items and include a sign outside that states, “Ask me for non-sugar treats.”

 – Stickers – Give out Halloween themed stickers.

 – Chalk or crayons

Sugar-free candy – A healthy alternative for everyone.

Temporary tattoos – EVERY kid wants a fake tattoo! 

Fake money – Advise the kids not to spend it all at once!  They can use this money for play time and learning purposes.

Glow Sticks – Great for safety at night during trick-or-treating.

Slime – A fun way for goblins to add to their costume.

False teeth –These are fun and can be used the same night!

Halloween printed pencils –Pencils are a necessity for all students from kindergarten throughout college. 

Fake spiders – Kids and adults love the opportunity to scare someone by mysteriously placing a fake spider on a sibling’s pillow, chair or personal area. 

Tiny plants packages – Visit your local Home Depot for these inexpensive mini plants that include a pot, soil, seeds and directions.

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DAY 5: CREATE A SPIDER WEB

web Makesandtakes.com offers a varity of at home arts and crafts ideas for children and adults.  Here is an idea we loved from their website! 

Supplies for Lacing Spider Webs:

  • yarn
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • circle paper – preferably cardstock
  • plastic spider ring – you could make your own spider from yarn or pipe wire as well

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First, take your circle paper and punch holes around the edge, as far or close as you want. The more holes, the more web you’ll have.

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Cut some yarn, fairly long to lace around the whole circle, and tie it tight at the top through the first hole. Now lace your yarn through each hole. We tried to stay going in a circle to end back up at the top, but you’re welcome to go crazy and lace in any order.

Now you’ll need to attach your spider somewhere in the yarn. You’ll loop him through your yarn on the way to another hole. If you want the spider to slide the best up and down it’s web, attach it before the last hole, then it doesn’t get stuck.

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Once you go through the last hole, tie the yarn together in a knot and it’s ready for hanging.

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