The choice to use this story was a little selfish...it's my FAVORITE halloween story! I love it, I love Jack Skellington and I love Tim Burton's creativity!
Halloween Town is never sunny. It's always gray and dark. Luckily, ZERO (Jack's dog) has a glowing nose to help brighten the night! And, in Oogie Boogie's lair everything is neon. So I thought it appropriate to make some glow in the dark play dough. Who doesn't like play dough? Guess what...it actually worked!
|This is a recipe I aquired years ago from a neighbor. This is the recipe I used for this playdough project. I left out the Kool Aid so the dough would just be white.|
You can see that this will make your hands a little sticky and goopy! We tried to take pic's of the glowing dough when we were in the dark room, but they just didn't take real well...but I promise, IT WORKS and it's awesome :]
Our second project was making our own creepy graves! This is an easy (but MESSY) project, and it's edible! You will need (for 4 cakes): 1 box chocolate cake mix, 1 small tub of chocolate frosting, 4 small bread loaf tins (walmart, 97 cents for a pack of 5), chocolate cookies, gummy worms and spiders, 4 milano cookies, gel (writing) frosting...and any other creepy things you can think of.
You know, all things in Halloween Town are not part of the 'living' world. Jack himself sleeps in a coffin. So why not create a spooky grave scene?
|Grab your 'grave' and smother it with mud!|
(cake and frosting)
|smack the 'ever living' out of those cookies for a heap of 'dirt'...|
|get your grave dirty!|
(pour and smash cookie powder on top of the frosting)
|personalize your grave stone and make that grave scary!!!|
(stick in the milano cookie and use your decor!)
|Of coarse we came in costume! We had a creepy creeper, doctor, dracula and an FBI agent! I was a skeleton witch! Good Times :]|
Miss Lisa :]