When I was in elementary school, I remember each December we would dutifully save an empty milk carton from lunch and use a mess of frosting, graham crackers, and candies to turn it into a "gingerbread house" as we celebrated Christmas. Last halloween, my co-workers and I adopted this concept and created frightfully sweet "haunted houses" with the children in our program. The kids had an awesome time ( I admit the adults did too), so I thought I would share our creepy creations with you all in time for the holiday this weekend.
This one's mine. Obviously the best. I used a candy corn "autumn mix" to grow my garden.
Seasonal peeps make good decorations.
Square preztels served as windows and doors. We're planning on doing this activity again, and the kids are super-psyched! The hardest part of this project is the shopping, but if you plan ahead and pick up things here and there in the run-up to Halloween, You should be set. For those of you with kids, give this a try!