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31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get into the Halloween spirit with these fun Halloween crafts for kids, many of which can be created from materials you have laying around the house. These cool and creepy DIY projects also make great Halloween decorations for your home.

How to Make Halloween a Healthier Holiday in Your Family

How to Make Halloween a Healthier Holiday in Your Family

Fall means cooler weather, pumpkins a-plenty, ghosts and goblins, and of course, Halloween! Kids may automatically associate Halloween with candy, but there are other, more healthy ways to celebrate the holiday. Here, family food expert Laura Fuentes shares tips and tricks for a fun, healthy, and active Halloween season with your family.

Food, Activity, and Decor Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Food, Activity, and Decor Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Jennifer Chung, founder of Kinsights, shares her ideas for hosting a Halloween party, including Halloween decorations, Halloween-themed food, and Halloween activities.

Shopping Tips to Save Money This Halloween

Shopping Tips to Save Money This Halloween

In preparation for the “spooktacular” holiday of Halloween, Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York urges consumers to exercise caution when shopping for holiday deals. Follow these tips to avoid costly shopping mistakes.

Join the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to Fight Cavities and Support a Good Cause

Join the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to Fight Cavities and Support a Good Cause

The annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program is back to shine for another year. The program will partner with dentist offices nationwide to collect children’s Halloween candy to send to the troops overseas along with toothbrushes and necessary oral care items.

Trick-or-Treat Etiquette for Parents on Halloween

Trick-or-Treat Etiquette for Parents on Halloween

When accompanying your child to trick-or-treat on Halloween, there are some etiquette guidelines to keep in mind, including using good manners and not taking too much candy. Modern manners and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her trick-or-treat rules for parents.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world.

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Laura Fuentes of MOMables created this fun witches brew recipe for her child's lunchbox. It's a fun and healthy Halloween drink for kids that doesn't use soda or powdered drink mixes.

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch.

Top 10 Audiobooks for Halloween Season

Top 10 Audiobooks for Halloween Season

Audiobooks.com presents its top five spooky titles for children and five thrillers for adults that are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Literary Costumes Your Bookworms Will Love

Literary Costumes Your Bookworms Will Love

Children can dress as their favorite storybook character with these literary costumes. Whether they dress as Horton; the Who he heard; or mischief-making Max, king of all Wild Things, they're sure to be a best-seller this Halloween.

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Using common children's clothing and a few household items, you and your children can make easy Charlie Brown, school bus, Where's Waldo, and grape costumes for Halloween and dress up sessions.

Winners of Our Halloween Giveaways

Winners of Our Halloween Giveaways

We're celebrating Halloween season in a big way, with tons of spooktacular giveaways throughout the month of October. You have plenty of opportunities to win big from now through Oct. 31. Check this page for announcements of the winners of each of our Halloween prizes.

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

A consignment expert shares six Halloween costume ideas and how to make your kid's Halloween costume on a budget.

How to Make Your Own Face Paint

How to Make Your Own Face Paint

Use common household items to make your own face paint this Halloween. Let creativity soar when you create a ton of face paint colors and let your kids take hold of the brush. Who knows? It might just inspire a Halloween costume!

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'

Lorena Siminovich, author of 'Petit Collage', shares step-by-step instructions to make a tiger mask and an owl mask out of paper. Make these with your kids for a DIY mask for their Halloween costume.

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!).

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Annual Halloween Party at The Scholastic Store in NYC on Oct. 26. The party includes food, games, crafts, and costumed characters for kids ages 3 and older and their parents.

All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume

All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume

Why buy a kid's Thomas the Tank Engine costume this Halloween when you can build one? Using cardboard boxes and crafts supplies, follow this step-by-step guide to DIY a train costume for your child.

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise

Looking for a Halloween event in NYC for your children to show off their Halloween costumes? The Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Kids Halloween Sightseeing and Costume Cruise is a great opportunity! The Halloween cruise features musical guests Baze and His Silly Friends, which will provide toe-tapping entertainment for little ghosts and ghouls.

Spirit Halloween Announces New Costumes, 2014 Trends

Spirit Halloween Announces New Costumes, 2014 Trends

Spirit Halloween, the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in North America, recently announced its new Halloween costumes and Halloween decor, as well as the projected most popular 2014 Halloween costume ideas.

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun.

How to Celebrate Halloween with a Child with Special Needs

How to Celebrate Halloween with a Child with Special Needs

Despite the BOO!-filled nature of Halloween, your child with an anxiety disorder, sensory issues, or other special needs can find a way to partake in the holiday. Preparation is key; read tips from the experts on how to have an enjoyable Halloween.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island.




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