30
Oct

Halloween snacks for school

So yesterday I shared the first of two fun ideas that my kids will be sharing at school tomorrow with their friends – Halloween glow sticks. Today I’ll share the second. This year at the dollar store I found some amazing spooky beverage stickers. I picked up several packs of them and have been using them to decorate everything from yogurt drinks, fruit cups, beverages, and now this Halloween treat.

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I made 50 of these little baggies – 25 for each of the kid’s classes.

What You’ll Need

50 small zipper baggies – also found at the dollar store in the craft section
dollar store beverage stickers – there are 16 in a package
2 big bags of cheese puffs
2 big bags of popcorn

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Just peel the sticker and stick it to the front of a baggie. I used the jack o’lantern looking stickers for the cheesie bags and the ghost and skeleton stickers with the popcorn bags. They were so fun to make – even the kids helped!

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Happy Halloween!

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29
Oct

Halloween Glow Bracelets

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This week the kids and I have been busy coming up with cool ideas to bring to school on Halloween. The kids love to give their classmates a little treat and I love making something creative. This year we’ve come up with 2 ideas, and this is the first. This year Halloween is going to be dark and cold. The weather looks like it’s going to be near-freezing. Safety is a must. These glow bracelet favors will not only be fun for the kids to wear while they are trick-or-treating, but will also help keep them safe from cars on the road.

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These are cute and so easy to make. I even made you guys a free printable label to go with them.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

My free printable – see below
2-inch paper punch
heavy duty cardstock
glow stick bracelets
tape

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Get your FREE printable HERE

How to make it

1. Print out your labels on heavy duty cardstock.

2. Cut your labels with a 2-inch paper punch.

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3. Grab 2 glow stick bracelets and attach the bracelet to 1 end – be careful not to bend the bracelet.

4. Tape the label to the glowsticks by placing a piece of tape across the back.

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So simple and I just love them! Hopefully the kids will love them on Halloween too!!

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27
Oct

halloween hot chocolate

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Have you ever tried hot chocolate made with nutella?? Once you try it, you will never want to go back to regular hot chocolate. I promise. It is rich, creamy, and full of chocolate hazelnut goodness. The weather is cool – it’s going to be near freezing weather for our trick-or-treating night – and this will be the perfect drink to heat up my kiddos when they return home on Halloween night.

What You’ll Need

1/3 cup of Nutella
1 1/2 cups of Milk
Halloween Peep Marshmallows

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How To Make It

1. Combine milk and Nutella in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until smooth.

2. Pour into mugs and top with Halloween marshmallows!

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Enjoy!

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26
Oct

this week in bento boxes

The countdown to Halloween is on. We’ve got 5 days to go and the kids are pumped. We picked out our pumpkins yesterday and we’re ready to carve them this afternoon. It looks like it’s going to be a bitter cold night for trick-or-treating where we are, but I’m sure that won’t stop these kids. I made them a couple Halloween-style lunches last week and they are looking forward to more of the same for this week. Check them out….

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The kids had matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kits. The largest container held a turkey sandwich. I used plastic eyeball picks, and a lip pops lollipop mouth for the facial features. The smaller containers held pretzel sticks, a silicone muffin cup with special ghost cookies, baby carrots, green grapes and a cute ghost pick. They also had a ghost yogurt drink. I peeled the label off a yogurt drink and drew a ghost face on with a sharpie marker. So simple and so cute! The kids loved it.

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They also had a matching jack o’lantern lunch in their EasyLunchboxes. The main compartment held a ham sandwich. I used a slice of cheddar cheese and cut a jack o’lantern face out of it with my small bento cutters. I stuck a leaf pick in the top of the sandwich for the stem. The other compartments held fancy cut cucumbers (use a veggie peeler to peel 3 strips around a cucumber, then cut and arrange the cucumbers in a checkerboard fashion), and a mandarin orange cup with adorable jack o’lantern sticker faces.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links)

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