Are you as excited as I am for Halloween! Lots of fun things you can do and create during the spooky season. You can get together with friends and go tick-or-treating, or like in my area some trunk-or-treating. Make neat costumes, fun makeup, and have fun getting to be someone else for a night. Even the boys/men out there get in the Halloween spirit and have fun dressing up and getting there faces painted.
Some like more of the fairytale style, other go to making themselves look like a specific character on their favorite tv show. You may even come across those who enjoy the Horror scene and go all out. Whatever costume you decide, make it your own and have a blast wearing it!
Here is a list of websites that show amazing tutorials on various Halloween makeup ideas you can follow rather easily!
Did you know that you can make face paint at home with items you probably already have in your kitchen and pantry?
Here is a receipt for homemade face paint that anyone of all ages can use:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup lotion
- 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Food coloring
- Add water, cornstarch, flour and lotion to a bowl.
- Mix together ingredients and make sure the paint consistency is to your liking. If you want to thicken, add more cornstarch. To thin out the mixture, add water.
- Add food coloring.
- Store in an airtight container.
We all want to be out enjoying the Halloween festivities, having fun, and getting lots of candy and goodies… Yet, the biggest thing we have to keep in mind at all times is SAFETY!
I know most kids may hear and read safety and get bummed out. Hear this kiddos, safety is not a word to get bummed out by. Its just the adult way of saying we care!
Here are some great safety tips you may want to add to your families night of spooky fun:
- Attach a small keychain flashlight/glowstick/reflective tape to the child(ren)’s costume to help others see where your child is at.
- Check to see if all of your child’s costume pieces state they are fire resistant.
- Never let your child out of your sight and within a decent distance you can reach them in case of an emergency.
- If you are allowing your older child(ren0 to go out on their own, set a route plan of there trick-or-treating path with one copy on them and one copy for parent/guardian, as well as a set time to be home.
- No snacking on the goodies right away. (This is somewhat of a bummer though for adults too!) Get them home and have a parent/guardian go through them safely in case of foreign objects or fluids being placed in any of the candy. ** If you do find an issue with any candy, please report it to your local NON EMERGENT police phone line. Let them decide if it is worth further investigation and they can assist in proper disposal. **
- BIGGEST SAFETY RULE OF ALL!!!! HEADS UP, ELECTRONIC DEVISES DOWN! I know we all want to get those super cute pictures of our kiddos running up and getting there goodies, but we need to be able to leap into action in the event of an emergency. Maybe designate one lookup person and one picture taker?!
Please be safe out there this Halloween Spooky Season and HAVE FUN!!!