I started looking through nccatnip's thread on Christmas crafts and thought, wow, I'm still thinking about Halloween! I usually make Mexican sugar skulls around the beginning of the month for decorations throughout October. For Halloween, I make a treat bag for my niece, nephews, and little boy... I'd love to add more plain & simple, but odd, "not quite what they look like" type crafts to their bags. The other stuff (play dough, candy, temporary tattoos, plastic creepy crawlies, etc) has changed from year to year, but their two faves and mainstays are the crafts: - Halloween search-a-word puzzle (that I make up, print on semi-transparent white vellum, and tie into a roll). - Halloween walnuts (carefully cracked walnut shells that have been glued shut with Halloween jokes printed on little vellum strips inside). I'm thinking of blowing out some eggs, decorating, and filling them with chocolate, confetti, or something. I'm enamored with the idea of making little, non-edible Halloween "sugared" egg dioramas OR halloween kaleidoscopes, but that might be too time-intensive. If I figure out how to do it, I'll tell y'all how. I also get to make my son's costume. Last year, he dressed up as our chocolate lab. I bought a brown, zip-up hoodie sweatsuit, sewed on ears, a tail, fake collar with detachable fake leash, and put a real bone-shaped dog tag to match Beauregard's. This year, he wants to be Bug-a-Boo (monster under the bed). So I'm getting a dark blue zip-up hoodie sweatsuit, and I'll sew on red felt lips, a red felt tail, claws on the sleeves and pant cuffs, lots of felt teeth, and lots of eyeballs. I'll use a black permanent fabric marker to stripe the arms & legs and make a black, fake fur vest for the body. I so totally dig Halloween.