Oct 27

Worm Pudding

This is a great individual treat that you can make for a family dessert, and you all get your own cup.  So there won’t be any cries of “I didn’t get as much”!


Jell-O pudding cups (or any other pudding cups you like)

Oreo cookies crushed

Gummy worm candy


Crush up Oreo cookies in a small bag, until they look like dirt or sand crumbs.  Open the pudding cup and poke your gummy worms in the pudding so parts are sticking out.  Cover the top of the pudding with enough crushed cookie to make it look like dirt. 


Learning Corner:

What other creepy crawlies live underground, do they make candy to represent them as well?

Oct 19

Popcorn Witch Hands

This is something my mom and I made when I was a kid.  I found instructions for this and other fun ideas on the fallowing website, http://www.craftbits.com/project/halloween-witches-hand .


Medium-Large clear plastic gloves


Candy Corn


Spider rings



Take one piece of candy corn and place it in the tip of the gloves where the finger nails would be.  Then fill halfway up the finger wholes with popcorn.  If you are going to add Rollo’s for the knuckles add them in the center of the fingers now.  Fill the remainder of the glove up with popcorn.  Tie the end of the glove with string or ribbon.  Add a spider or other scary ring on one of the fingers if you so choose.



Learning Corner:

What other fun and easy crafts can you find for your family to enjoy together.  Check out the Go-Gyro-Go website for more family activities.

Oct 12

Mummy Dogs!

You can find the idea for the recipe and others by going to the fallowing website.  I thought these pigs in a blanket were super cute and really easy to make.  http://www.divinedinnerparty.com/halloween-recipes-fun.html

1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated breadstick dough
2 slices cheddar cheese, quartered (optional)
8 hot dogs
black mustard seeds


 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. If your family likes cheese in their pigs in a blanket add the cheese now. Then wrap each dog to look like a mummy, leaving an open area for the eyes. Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot dog and insert two black mustard seeds for eyes.  If your kids don’t like mustard seeds, make little X’s with ketchup and a toothpick after they are done cooking, it still looks really good. Place mummy dogs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake around 15 minutes, until golden.

Learning Corner:

Mummies are a really big part of certain cultures; it might be a fun activity for your older kids to give you a little history lesson while making these treats together.

Oct 5

The Jell-O Brian

You can get a free Jell-O brain mold while supplies last by going to the fallowing website. https://apfco.com/secure/w1381/product_description.cfm?product=W1381-19.


2 (6 ounce) boxes gelatin, mix any flavor (peach or watermelon give the best color)

1 3/4 cups boiling water

3/4 cup cold water

9 ounces fat-free evaporated milk (must be fat-free or it will curdle, this is what makes the Jell-O gray)

15 drops red food coloring

15 drops green food coloring

15 drops blue food coloring


Spray inside of the mold with a small amount of vegetable oil, then wipe out the excess.  In a large bowl mix Jell-O with boiling water, mixing for about 2 minutes, then add the cold water.  Stir in the evaporated milk and food coloring.  Adjust the food coloring until you get the color you are looking for.  Pour the mixture in the brain mold, stopping about 1/4 inch from the top. Place the brain mold in a shallow bowl so it will sit level, and refrigerate overnight. To remove the brain, shake the mold gently until the gelatin loosens.  Place the flat bottom on a plat and flip the plat and the mold over, you should hear the brain flop out.  To read more or find more molds you can get from Jell-0 go to,