Halloween Fun

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here's a fun Halloween Craft to make...Wiggly Spider Bracelets!
You will need:
Black Construction Paper
Wiggly Eyes
White paper
Paper Fastener
White Crayon
1. Fold black construction paper in half
2. Along folded edge, lay child's hand palm down (midway through palm) and trace fingers with white crayon
3. Cut out the outline of the fingers
4. Unfold for a spider with eight legs. Now turn the spider over and with the pencil, roll the legs around the pencil to curl under
5. Cut a 1" strip of black paper from the remaining scraps, and form it into a circle for the bracelet. At the appropriate length, tape the ends together.
6. Attach the bracelet to the underside center of the spider using the paper fastener.
7. Glue on the wiggly eyes and the "fangs" that you design and cut from the white paper to the topside of the spider's head
8. The child puts his/her fingers/wrist through the bracelet. The spider will wiggle as you move your wrist.
Of course, if you want you could choose a species of spider and do a mini unit on that. We are making black widows by adding a red hourglass shape to our spider's belly.

And a recipe to put some yum in your fun:
Yield: Makes 18 cupcakes
1 package (19.8 ounces) brownie mix plus ingredients to prepare mix
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 standard (2-1/2-inch) muffin pan cups with paper muffin cup liners. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for cakelike brownies. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans, dividing evenly.

2.Combine cream cheese and egg in small bowl; beat until well combined. Add sugar, flour and vanilla; beat until well combined.

3.Place cream cheese mixture in resealable food storage bag; seal bag. With scissors, snip off small corner from one side of bag. Pipe cream cheese mixture in concentric circle design on each cupcake; draw toothpick through cream cheese mixture, out from center, 6 to 8 times.

4.Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove to racks; cool completely.
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Publications International, Ltd., the Editors of. "Cobweb Cups." 31 August 2006. HowStuffWorks.com. 19 October 2008.


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