Despite the fact that it may seem against everything I believe in, I love Halloween! I love the freedom to dress up, be creative, and to just have fun. The candy and ridiculous amounts of sweets and the scary stuff (I’m scared of everything) may be my least favorite parts, but as a family we throughly enjoy our Halloween traditions.
Today was Decorate and Super Craft Day! We made some tissue paper bats, painted some pumpkins, and visited the dollar store to get some cheap decorations.
Sometimes super craft days can be overwhelming, tons of children all wanting to do things in their order and ridiculous messes to clean up. I find it easier to run my crafting time like a preschool. I set the schedule (sometimes allowing their input) and plan easier activities for them (today it was foam airplanes from the dollar store for them to play with outside) so I am able to set up for the next activity.
Another favorite part of Halloween is making food fun! Simple pesto pasta is always better when you call it Slime Pasta!
Handful of Basil
3 handfuls of Spinach (to make the awesome green)
1 1/2 cups Cashews (soak them in water for 10 minutes or so)
Garlic cloves (I use 4, I love garlic)
Cup or so of Nutritional Yeast
A couple tablespoons of Olive Oil
Throw everything in the Vita-Mix (or blender) with just a little of the Cashew water and blend away! Remember to add some vegetables. While there is a ton of spinach in the pesto, pasta is a “filler food” for us and should always be supplemented with extra veggies.
Remember– Messes can wait until later! Have fun making special memories with your little people now!