Have a safe, but fun Halloween!
The Moms of IntelliGender
40 Amazing Art Projects for Halloween
Love, love this little website for art projects and spooky decorations for Halloween! Lots of different ideas for many different ages. Check it out!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, cloves, and crystallized ginger in a bowl; set aside.
Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin puree with the last egg. Stir in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Such a cute little jack o’ lantern that your children will adore making! Not only is it easy, it’s the perfect little project for an afternoon at home. Hang it on a door or in a window.
Perfect for ages 4 and above (with mom’s help!).
What you’ll need:
Mini paper plate
Orange acrylic craft paint
Yellow craft foam
Green craft foam
Brown craft foam
Place the paper plate upside down on your work surface and paint it orange. Set aside to dry and repeat with a second coat if needed.
Cut out facial shapes (triangles for eyes and a mouth with a few missing teeth) and glue to the plate.
Use scissors to trim the plate into a pumpkin-like shape. Do this by cutting a dip in the top where the stem would be and trim the bottom to flatten it a bit.
Cut two simple oval-shaped leaves from green craft foam and glue to back of the plate at the top of the pumpkin.
Cut a simple rectangular stem from brown craft foam and glue to the back of the plate, between the leaves.