This article shares a homemade candy corn recipe and gives a brief history of the traditional Halloween treat.
Stressed about getting a costume together in time for Halloween? Don't worry! Just grab a spare cardboard box from the garage, attic, or local store, and you can create a personalized, unique costume just in time.
This article includes an original poem I wrote about Halloween as well as some Halloween history and some information about how the holiday is celebrated in Australia.
The global coronavirus pandemic that can cause COVID-19 has many people rethinking how they will celebrate Halloween in 2020. Learn more about ways you can safely celebrate Halloween while slowing the spread of the virus.
Learn how to make this spooky Halloween candy tray so that the kids can pick up their own bag of sweets on trick-or-treat night this year. Includes step-by-step instructions with my own photos.
This article identifies questions you may want to consider when deciding whether you are going to let your children trick-or-treat during the pandemic.
Learn how to turn an empty Tide Pod detergent container (or similar container) into an adorable Halloween luminary using just a few simple, cheap supplies.
This article is an exploration of Halloween from it's Iron Age origin to its present-day popularity. Journey into the past and learn how trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume, and more of your favorite Halloween traditions came to be.
What should you do this Halloween season to stay safe and have fun?
Spice up the season with these four unique DIY decor crafts! This article includes step-by-step instructions and photo galleries to guide you along as you make a witch hazel gnome, a spellbinding picture frame, a deathly hallows wreath, and a spooky tree.
Get in the spirit of Halloween with this beautiful spider-web picture frame craft. This article includes step-by-step instructions and process photos to help you along.
This article highlights five simple ways to maximize your children's safety if they plan to trick-or-treat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creating a candy hunt for your children instead of trick-or-treating allows them to find candy safely. However, between getting costumes together, hiding candy, and working, you may not have time to make clues. These ready-made clues will help make your candy hunt a snap to put together.
This article explains how to plan a socially-distant candy hunt for Halloween. Your children can collect candy in costume in their own home (or yard if you have one) this Halloween.
Some children have food allergies, dietary sensitivities, or picky taste, and others simply aren't fond of sweets. This can make Halloween tricky. The following is a list of the miscellaneous items I have made, grown in the garden, or accumulated at sales that can be offered to trick-or-treaters.
Take a look at what the annual haunted house exhibit looks like at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. Every year around Halloween, the museum opens its haunted house exhibit. It is spooky fun!
All over the world, humans celebrate the cycle of life: birth, adulthood, procreation, and death. However, death has always been of particular interest to people worldwide. How we deal with death is sometimes manifested through celebrations. This article will take a somewhat jaunty look at this.
Learn how to make a Buddi doll for your Halloween yard display this year. It is based on the character Chucky from the horror movie "Child's Play" (2019). I've included step-by-step instructions with photos so you can follow along and make your own.
Learn how to make a Superman/Clark Kent costume with these step-by-step instructions. Photos of the costume I made for my son are included to help you follow along with the process.
Learn how to make Pennywise the clown from the movie "IT" that terrorizes and kills the children. He is the perfect addition to a Halloween display. This article includes step-by-step instructions and original photos to help you make this scary decoration for Halloween.
So you can learn how to make this costume I have included step-by-step instructions and process photos to help you make your own DIY Woody Halloween costume. Woody is the cowboy toy from the "Toy Story" film franchise.
I love Halloween—every year, I make new DIY decorations and publish tutorials so others can follow along. This tutorial includes instructions and accompanying images to help you create large, spooky eyeballs to include in your Halloween display.
Learn how to make an evil Annabelle doll for your Halloween display. I've included step-by-step instructions and original process photos. Annabelle is a doll possessed by an evil spirit that is featured in "The Conjuring" as well as the "Annabelle" movies.
Here's a Halloween black punch recipe that's easy to make and delicious to drink. It's one punch your party guests are sure to remember. I especially like the added frozen hand ice sculpture—it's a little bit gory, but it's a perfect accent for your Halloween party buffet table.
Want to give non candy treats on Halloween? Here are some great ideas for non food treats, along with display and packaging ideas.
Learn how to repurpose an old light fixture into a spooky Halloween chandelier decoration.
I have lots of ideas about how to use temporary tattoos to create fabulous Halloween costume effects (a glam zombie, a cracked porcelain doll, a Día de los Muertos sugar skull, tribal queen, and more). I share them with you here.
Learn how to make a Halloween zombie door with step-by-step instructions and photos. This door from "The Walking Dead" can be part of your scary Halloween yard display this year.
Get ready for Halloween with these 7 creative and unique ideas for your home!
For my Halloween display, I made a Georgie skeleton and paper sailboat from the horror movie "IT." Learn how to do the same by following my step-by-step instructions and original photos so you can follow along and make a Georgie skeleton for your own front yard display.
I make all my own scary Halloween decorations for our front yard display. Learn how to make this 3D skull with blood and cobwebs. Here is a step-by-step guide with my own photos. It is easy to make and very effective to scare the kids out trick or treating.
Are you tired of boring pumpkins? Do you want to find a more creative way to decorate your pumpkins this year? Make your neighbors scream with envy and have the coolest pumpkins on the block with these awesome pumpkin decorating ideas.
If you don't want to give out candy on Halloween, here is a list of non-candy alternatives, including healthy choices, allergy-free treats, and toys for trick-or-treaters.
Learn how to make a scary DIY Halloween wreath for your front door. Here you'll find instructions and process photos for making a creepy wreath to scare the kids on trick-or-treat night.
Not everyone can watch horror movies. I love watching Halloween movies, but I hate horror movies. This list includes many good movies that can't be found in other Halloween movie lists.
Stumped for ideas on what you and your S.O. should be for Halloween this year? Sick of the same boring costumes at the store? Here are some ideas for couple's costumes you can make yourself!
This article outlines several easy Halloween costumes for adults that you can make quickly using some basic DIY materials.
A tutorial about how to create a Halloween image using an app (Over) on your mobile phone that features yourself. Time to wow your Facebook friends.