Hallowe’en is just around the corner. Pumpkins on your doorstep  are creating a will-o’-the-wisp mood. Kids are excited and planning their costumes. Now is the time for them to have fun with gooey, gushy sensory experience stuff.hallowe'en fingers2

Older kids can create fun for the whole family.  Blogmemom has more than 15 suggested activities. Be prepared for the mess!

Kids 3-10  will have fun with these FREE printables that add a  bit of Hallowe’en fun in their lunch boxes from Crafting Chicks.
And for dinner, if you still have energy,  serve witches fingers with this creepy idea for bug juice from Real Simple.


I purchased unfinished brown paper mache coffin boxes online for $6.99 for an added  creep factor.


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

1 egg

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla

2 ¾ cups of flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

¾ cut whole blanched almonds

1 tube red decorator gel.


Beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Beat in flour gradually. Add baking powder, salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes

1. On a piece of wax paper, roll out a heaping teaspoon of dough into a finger shape

2. Squeeze in the center to create a knuckle shape.witches knuckles

3.Let the kids use a blunt knife to make slashes in several places to form the knuckle

4. Place an almond on one end of “finger”

5.On a lightly greased baking sheet, bake fo 20-25 minutes at 350F.

6.Let cool a few minutes

7.Lift almond and squeeze some red gel into the “nail bed”


8.Put the almond witchesfingerwithblood-9back in place.