Video: 5 Halloween Hacks in Under 5 Minutes

by Tonya Staab

All you need is a few fun items from Party City to make these spooktacular treats and decorations for your home this Halloween. These 5 hacks are so simple and kids can help make most of them too.

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Monster Cookies

Supplies:

  • Cookies (available in-store)
  • Wilton Flat Candy Eyeballs
  • Wilton White Decorating Icing

Instructions:

  • Attach eyeballs to colored cookies using decorator icing.


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Cotton Candy Ghosts and Skeletons

Supplies:

  • Vanilla Cotton Candy 12pc
  • Permanent marker

Instructions:

  • Draw ghost and skeleton faces on the front of individual vanilla cotton candy tubs.


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Specimen Jars

Supplies:

  • Mini Bones 18ct
  • Green & Black Snakes 28ct
  • Black Spiders 28ct
  • Squishy Eyeballs 12ct
  • Mini Skulls 18ct
  • Meat Market Props 12pc
  • Black Halloween Creepy Cloth
  • Jars
  • Green food dye
  • Hair gel
  • Beige netting
  • Cord

Instructions:

  • Place bones, snakes, spiders, squishy eyeballs, and body parts into jars.
  • For items that tend to float, mix 1/3 part hair gel with 2/3 parts water and a drop of green food dye into a jug. The hair gel will help keep smaller light items from floating to the top of the jar.
  • For everything else you can just add a drop of green food dye to water to fill your jars.
  • Cut pieces of cloth and netting and place them over the jar lids. Tie them in place with cord.


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Halloween Lollipops

Supplies:

  • White Swirly Lollipops 24pc
  • Tissue Paper – green, black, orange, red, and white
  • Black Curling Ribbon
  • Permanent marker

Instructions:

  • Cut square pieces of tissue paper (doubled over). Fold it over the lollipop and tie in place with black curling ribbon.
  • For the goblin and Dracula lollipops cut a rectangular piece of black tissue paper to make a cape before tying.
  • Draw a face onto your lollipop using a permanent marker.


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Skull Lights

Supplies:

  • Mini Skulls 18ct
  • White Tealight Flameless LED Candles 12ct
  • Black Halloween Creepy Cloth
  • Drill and drill bits

Instructions:

  • Drill a hole the size of the flame on the candle into the base of the skull.
  • Cut a small piece of creepy cloth and place it over the candle, and then put the skull on top.
  • Turn on your candle and watch your skull glow.


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