Bats in the Belfry and Movie Posters Come to Life: More Awesome Decor

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Target Bat in a Cage (Center)

Target Bat in a Cage (Center)

 

It’s almost here…  Halloween 2017.  But before we give up the ghost for the season, we had to tell you about a few more dazzling decorations for your haunted home.  After all, there are only a few more days to make sure you have everything you need to scare the treaters…

First is the Skull in the Jack-O’-Lantern from Kroger which is quite reminiscent of the Halloween II movie poster.  This is an amazing sculpture with super-bright orange-red LED lights.  Right now, it is on sale at your local Kroger or Fred Meyer.

Halloween II Jack-O'-Lantern

Halloween II Jack-O’-Lantern

 

Next up is a really amazing prop from Target that we failed to mention in our Monsterville post…  This bat in a cage is really well-done.  With a perfect soundtrack of thunder, lightning, and wing-flapping, this little devil comes to life when you pass by or make a loud sound.  Its eyes light up, its wings flap, and lightning flashes, illuminating the true horror that is this little creature of the night…

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Halloween Activities Revisited | Rice Krispies Treats: Halloween Pumpkin Kit

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In our follow-up to our Halloween Activities Week, we’re bringing you another wise idea from our friend, Eek the Owl.  If you haven’t already viewed our previous family Halloween activity suggestions, you can do so by clicking here.

Today’s wise idea involves Rice Krispies Treats.  While they can be purchased pre-made in the store of your choice or made from scratch, an alternative is the official Rice Krispies Treat Kit.  This year, Snap, Crackle and Pop have concocted a pumpkin-themed kit to entice Halloween-lovers.  So we purchased it and tried it out.

The kit includes two “3D” pumpkin molds (both in the same container), Rice Krispies cereal, mini marshmallows, 2 icing pens and orange food coloring gel. It says it makes 14 pumpkin treats.  As usual, the yield was actually less…

The kit itself seemed easy enough.  And, for the most part, it was.  The challenge came with the whole bit about melting the marshmallows.  As simple as that process may sound, it’s really not — especially if one is not a seasoned expert.  One would think these things would just sort of melt.  They don’t.  To describe the experience would prove futile.  Just be warned, non-marshmallow-melters, this is not an easy undertaking.

Fortunately, things became less complicated after the “melting” was over.  While the Rice Krispies weren’t exactly thrilled about being glued together with our marshmallow paste, they eventually gave in.  Molding the Krispies Treats is a lot easier than I thought it would be.  In fact, we had all 8 – not 14 – done in a few minutes.  The experience proved to be more work than I bargained for, but the reward followed when it came time to decorate the pumpkins.  That was unparalleled fun.

When it comes down to it, there are probably simpler methods of putting funny faces on desserts, but we were glad to have done it this way — at least once.