Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun (Fox Chapel Publishing, September 2008) is chock full of creative step-by-step projects for everything your family needs to celebrate October 31st – from super easy-to-make costumes and pumpkin carving patterns to party favors and delightful decorations.
In Dandy Disguises, the construction of basic costume elements, like capes, hats and masks, is explained in 3 steps or less and best of all – requires no sewing! Everything can be accomplished with the ease of a glue gun, and will turn your children into Dracula or their favorite super hero. Face painting and making accessories, like a sword, are included to complete their trick-or-treat ensemble.
Other chapters provide ideas for transforming your home into the spookiest place on the block – like projects for making garden tombstones, giant door decorations, haunted noisemakers and more. For your Halloween get-together, you’ll find party favor ideas, recipes for creative party food that the kids will love, magic tricks, games and hilarious Halloween trivia and traditions.
The projects are easy enough for the smallest of children to assist with, and in many cases require ordinary household materials, like aluminum foil, markers, and cardboard. Best of all, they’re easy on the wallet! Using color photos, and easy-to-follow illustrations, Homemade Halloween offers safe, affordable family fun this Halloween and for years to come.
The paperback book is published by Fox Chapel Publishing is a leading publisher of how-to, do-it-yourself woodworking and craft books. It retails for $14.95 but can be purchased for as little as $11.66 at Amazon.com.