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Getting crafty for Halloween

This week we’re getting for crafty for Halloween!

First up: Soda Bottle Jack-o-lanterns


  • Empty 2-litre bottle with the label off
  • Tempera paint
  • Black construction or stock paper
  • Green construction paper, felt or tissue paper
  • Twine
  • Glue
  • Scissors



  • Empty out soda bottle and take label off
  • Squeeze in some paint. You can use different shades of orange and yellow.
  • Pour in just a little bit of water to help thin out paint
  • Put the lid back on the battle and make sure it’s on tight
  • Shake, roll, throw…whatever you want with the bottle to get the paint all around the inside. You can open the bottle and add more paint if you need to but be careful with it!
  • Use the black paper to cut out eyes and a mouth
  • Glue onto the bottle
  • Put green paper/felt/tissue paper over the lid and tie some twine around it


* You can also do green if you want to make a Frankenstein bottle. Use black paper over the lid.
* Try adding some glitter for a little sparkle

Next up…we’re putting a together a Witch’s Brew. But this one is a bit fluffier than usual!


  • ½ cup of Elmer’s white glue
  • 3 cups of foam shaving cream
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp. saline solution


  • Put shaving cream in a bowl
  • Add food coloring – whatever color and amount you want
  • Mix in glue
  • Stir in baking soda
  • Mix in saline solution until slime forms and pulls away from the side of the bowl
  • Once it’s all mixed, knead the slime to help get the texture
  • Store in air-tight, reusable container for up to a few weeks


* If slime feels too sticky, slowly add more saline

* Try adding some glitter for a little sparkle, as well as Halloween mix-ins like plastic spiders!

If you’re getting really crafty, here’s some more Halloween inspiration: a skeleton bursting our of the roof. Here are some DIY recipes for a healthy Halloween snack.