How To Throw a Halloween 'Trick-or-Treat' Party for Kids and Adults
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If you want to go the extra mile and create some gory additions to your costumes, whip up some fake blood, wounds and face paint.
—Face Paint: Combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon water and 1/4 teaspoon food coloring with 1/2 cup of cold cream.
—Wound: Petroleum jelly makes creepy wound shapes. Fill the wound with 2 or 3 drops of red food coloring and a pinch of cocoa powder.
—Fake Blood: Mix 1 teaspoon red food coloring and 1 squirt of dish soap with 2/3 cup white corn syrup. Just be sure to keep your fake blood away from your mouth and eyes.
For more Halloween party tips, decoration ideas and activities, visit www.walmart.com/halloween.
Eerily Good Eats
For a super-simple, sweet treat both kids and adults love, make Crunchy Ghosts:
—Pick up bags of mini-marshmallows, popcorn and chocolate chips as well as a stick of butter.
—Microwave about 40 mini-marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of butter in a bowl, until completely melted.
—Pour the mix over popped popcorn and toss well so all the popcorn is evenly coated and sticky.
—Then, using hands that have been well-greased with remaining butter, form the popcorn into oval shapes with flat bottoms and pop two chocolate chips on your “ghost” for eyes.
For more Halloween recipes, visit www.walmart.com/halloween.
To keep Trick-or-Treating fun and safe for everyone, keep these tips in mind:
—Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
—Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
—Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
—Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
—Children should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or bright colored clothing at night.
For other ways to help keep costumed kids visible during evening Trick-or-Treating, look for products that glow or light up, such as:
Article courtesy of Family Features.
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