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three notes on Halloween things I’m up to elsewhere

I just wanted to give an update on a few things floating around as Halloween (the greatest time of the year) is kicking in.

collage of images of previous Halloween projects seen on this site

All through October I’m collecting doable DIY projects and inspiration for Halloween over at Parents Connect. The focus here is on non-intimidating projects for busy parents and we’re covering the spectrum from decorations to books to crafts. We’ll be ending with Halloween cocktails for grown ups because, let’s face it, you’ll deserve one. Last Monday was an introduction, the rest of the month will feature heaps of links for you.

glowing trick-or-treat bag

Holidash let me go a little crazy again and this time I made trick-or-treating bags that glow using glow sticks. (Psst, I made it so that the glow sticks light up the interior as well so your kid can check and see what candy they just got.)

orange pancake with a spider image drawn in syrup

And iVillage included my spider pumpkin pancakes in a round up of Halloween foods. Lots of great stuff there!

· comments [5] · 10-4-2010 · categories:halloween ·

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  • 1 Mim // Oct 4, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I will check back on your Parents Connect site. I love the tagline from the site “We’re not perfect. We’re parents.” I get a little discouraged from looking at blogs that feature extravagantly decorated, spotless homes done by a homeschooling mother of 5 ;)

    And those tote bags! Genius!!! I think my 15yo and her friends would love to make these. Their volunteer corps goes trick-or-treating for UNICEF and this would make it even more fun.

  • 2 Alicia // Oct 4, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Those trick or treating bags are incredible. Thanks for the great idea!

  • 3 Kerry // Oct 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I love the trick or treat bags….I think my niece will be getting one in the mail very soon!

  • 4 Kgroovy // Oct 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Gonna attempt the bags this weekend. Bought all my stuff today except the webbing which I’ll have to look for this weekend. I’ll admit I am intimidated by the tote bags. So wish me luck!

  • 5 megan // Oct 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Kgroovy – Good luck! Remember this, the brown felt frame will hide any crooked stitching so please make as many mistakes as you need to. Besides, everybody will be looking at the design and the glowy-ness and not the constructions. If you could see the bags I made up close you’d see that construction details aren’t all that important this time around :)

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