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Grocery Sack Ghost

 

Today's Snack: Let's make Ghost Sticks! Melt white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, or in the top of a double boiler. Let cool. Take pretzel sticks - large ones if you can find them - and dip them at least halfway into the melted white chocolate. To let them dry, prop them upright in cups that contain coffee beans, rice or other supports. But quickly, while the chocolate is still soft, place two chocolate sprinkles for eyes and a mini chocolate chip for a mouth. If you'd rather use black gel icing for the eyes and mouth, that works, too. Boo-tiful, and yummy fun!

 

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Supplies:

 

Cool Whip lid or other similar sheer white lid

3 black construction paper circles for eyes and mouth

2 sheer white plastic grocery sacks

2 white pipe cleaners (chenille stem)

Scotch tape

Glue stick

Black yarn

Hole punch

 

Here's a Halloween decoration out of recyclables that is so cheap to make, you can create an entire "town" of them and hang them from your front porch on Halloween night!

 

First, glue eyes and mouth on front of lid.

 

Cut off any writing or graphics, and handles, from grocery sacks. Lay the sacks on a flat surface.

 

With scissors, shred 2" strips up sacks, leaving at least 1" area intact next to the seam.

 

Glue the pipe cleaner/chenille stem into the seam.

 

Turn lid over on flat surface. Bend and insert the pipe cleaner/seam into the ridge around the bottom half of the lid. Tape to secure in place.

 

Repeat with the second sack and stem, and insert in the ridge around the upper half of the lid.

 

Punch a hole through top of the lid. Thread a length of yarn through the hole appropriate for hanging.

 

Some kids like having a loop on the end of an 18" length of yarn so they could hold on and run with their "ghost." They "fly" nicely and appear as though the kids are being "chased" by a little ghost!

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.AfterSchoolTreats.com Holidays and Seasons 24 2008

 

 

 

 

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