Just because current events make trick-or-treating in Kerrville unlikely this year doesn’t mean that you can’t still celebrate Halloween in spooky style. Here are a few of the best family-friendly ways to have some scary fun in your own home.
Build a haunted fort
Blanket forts are awesome to build and enjoy all year round, but they’re perfect for Halloween. Once you and your kids have it set up, you can decorate it with themed props like fake spider webs, plastic skulls, and LED candles for mood lighting.
Write some spooky stories
If your children are the creative type, encourage them to write their very own ghost story! Afterward, they read them to everyone — or even act them out with their siblings. There are even Halloween-themed Mad Libs for sale if that’s more their style.
Make some creepy crawly crafts
If your haunted blanket fort needs some sprucing up, why not have your kids make the decorations themselves? They can cut spooky shapes out of paper, recreate their favorite monsters out of self-hardening clay, or make some monstrous hand puppets out of socks or paper lunch bags.
Eat some scary good food
Preparing food is a great way for families to come together, and there are tons of ways to put a creepy spin on family favorites. You can make and enjoy fun dishes like pigs in a blanket made to look like fingers or sweets like cupcakes dotted with candy eyeballs. If it goes well, it could even become a new family tradition.
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