DIY Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe and Tutorial from Hungry Happenings. This is so easy and all you need is a ziplock bag for the legs. KID FRIENDLY RECIPE. For more Halloween food like the blood fountain or Brie Coffin Cheese Cemetery go here.

This image below has been pinned to death on Pinterest and is on my "Pinterest Urban Legends" Board. The description under the pinned cookie was always the same, "use a toothpick to drag out ‘legs’ from melted choc chips!" Well Craft Fail found the real image that was (of course) submitted to a photoshop contest that you can read about here as well as the craft fail using a toothpick.

Hula Hoop Hideout



  • Hula Hoop (Mine are from Dollar Tree for $1 each)
  • Safety Pins
  • Twine or Rope
  • Tulle and/or Ribbon (Mine is from Jo-Anns Dollar bin)
  • Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Cushions and Blankets

How To:

  1. Pin the top edge of the sheet to the hula hoop by folding the sheet over and pinning it to itself. (see pic below)
  2. Use twine to create a hanger to tie your hideout to the tree with. I used two long pieces of twine and tied each piece to opposite sides of the hula hoop. The two pieces then criss-crossed over each other. I tied the two together where they criss-crossed with another piece of twine. Later I used that piece to actually tie the hoop into the tree.
  3. Tie on tulle and ribbons or any other embellishments you have. (see pic below)
  4. Hang the hideout from a tree branch.
  5. Add blankets and cushions underneath your fort so you can b

DIY Play Dough/Clay: More sensory substances.

  1. Play Dough (Flour/koolaid)
  2. Glow Dough (Four/florescent kids paint)
  3. Foam Dough (Shaving cream/corn starch)
  4. Silky Soft Play Dough (Hair Conditioner/corn starch)
  5. Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough (Peanut Butter/powdered milk)
  6. Cake Mix Dough (Cake mix) or Cake Play Dough (cake mix/butter)
  7. Modeling Clay (Baking soda/corn starch)
  8. Baking Clay (Flour/salt)
  9. Glitter Play Dough (Flour/glitter)

Click here to view more DIY sensory substances including, slime, gak, cloud dough and moon sand.


DIY Easy Wall Art Tutorial from DIY People here. So easy a grade school student could do it - and I’ve posted ones where they have done this technique tracing their hands. But I like this tutorial the best. I have spent far too much time doing this on notebooks, paper etc… I translated this from Danish to English automatically using Chrome.

Fairy Door | Kate’s Creative Space

Or Borrowers door, or tooth fairy door, or elf door… this adorable little door could lead to anywhere for anything! I literally just bought a miniature dollhouse door on eBay so I can create one of these for my niece Mia! I imagine that this door will probably be for fairies but with Christmas coming up I’m pretty sure that some Christmas elves (or Christmas fairies!) will be visiting too. Plus as Kate has done, you can add other little elements like envelopes or a milk delivery - I bought a welcome mat for Mia’s!


2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg


Put the butter, the sour cream and water in a small saucepan and heat, but do not cook. Cool to tepid then add the remaining ingredients. Put in a kneader (or use your kneader attachment on your mixer if you have one). If thick add more water.
Let it rise double and cut into 16 equal parts.
Baking tray lined with baking paper or a silicone baking mat and cut the ears with kitchen shears. When the dough is STILL SOFT, Make sure you smooth the edges around, so you do not end up with gremlin shaped horns.
The eyes can then be put in, use pepper grains or similar.
Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

DIY Hary Potter Marauders Map Tutorial and Printable from Harry Potter Paraphernalia. This is one of the coolest Harry Potter DIYs I have ever seen. If you like the map, download her free PDF because you never know when something is going to disappear from the internet.

You can see her simplified map for a kid’s party with ideas about making a map of your house on the inside with suggetions like the following:

  • A tree, especially a Willow tree – Whomping Willow
  • Basement – Dungeons, Underground, Snape’s Storage Rooms, Potions Classroom
  • Dining Room – Great Hall
  • Furnace Room – Floo Network
  • Garden – Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Kitchen – Hogwarts Kitchens
  • Living Room – Common Rooms, Dormitories (could call it the ‘Hufflepuff Dormitories’, or substitute the word ‘Hufflepuff’ for Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw)
  • Shed – Shrieking Shack, Broom Shed
  • Stairs – Grand Staircase, 3rd Floor Corridor
This is what the printable for the party map ends up looking like: