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October 20, 2020

Creative Crafts

Halloween Wreath

Craft this quick-and-easy Halloween wreath with natural materials found in your backyard. Hang the final Halloween wreath from your front door for a haunting display!

Paper Cup Ghost with Glowing Noses

Quick and easy to make these fun little ghosts will help make your Halloween decorations extra spooky!

Fun Activities

Ghoulish Tin Can Bowling

It is a great way to upcycle some of those old baked bean cans and turn them into a fun filled Halloween crafty afternoon followed by a great Halloween party game!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Five tips to a fun - no stress night of pumpkin carving!

Yummy Recipes

Halloween Spinach Dip

It's so scrumptiously spooky... fun to make and yummy to eat!!

Make Pumpkin Anything!

Don't stop at lattes and puree. Bake pumpkin bread or muffins, try pumpkin pancakes, toast pumpkin seeds, make pumpkin lasagna, or make a batch of pumpkin-based soup—just to name a few.

Popcorn Pumpkin Balls

Everyone loves popcorn and these little pumpkins make it extra fun to eat!


October 13, 2020

Creative Crafts

Scarecrow Mason Jar

You will have so much fun making this adorable scarecrow - it’s not only a cool project, it's a fun decoration for your house!

Fun Activities

Go Pumpkin Picking

Head to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkins for an October-themed doorstep or natural fall décor inside. You can also carve or paint on it! This is just one or our local favorites!

Play Touch Football

Take advantage before the weather really turns cold to play a game of touch football with family. Head to a local park or play in your backyard. Enjoy some hot cider or cocoa when you're done.

Yummy Recipes

Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball

Discover your new favorite Halloween recipe when you make this fun Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball. He is almost too cute to eat (almost)!

Skeleton Cookies

Have fun making these spook-tacularly good cookies!!!


October 6, 2020

Creative Crafts

Fall Door Hanger

Welcome your family and friends to your home this autumn with our great homemade fall door hanger craft.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Scarecrows are a fun fall theme! This craft stick scarecrow can be made with just a few materials and is a neat project the whole family will enjoy!

Fun Activities

Check Out Fall Foliage

Whether it's right at a local park or a short drive into the country, look up the best places to see all the gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage near you. Take your camera and get ready to marvel at the yellows, oranges, and reds of the season.

Collect Fall Leaves & Press or Preserve Them

Whenever you come across a particularly stunning leaf on the ground, bring it home to turn it into a beautiful DIY project. Not sure how? Let us help!

Yummy Recipes

Cheeseburger Cups

A cheeseburger in the shape of a muffin? Who wouldn't love that!?! You will have fun making and eating these yummy snacks!


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