This week focuses on Halloween and we have:
Watched Hotel Transylvania
Baked Monster Sandwiches
Created Paper Pumpkins
Add your sandwich filling and slice the bread in two at an angle. Use strips of carrots for the eyebrows and teeth, ham for the tongue, cherry tomatoes for the eyes with the raisins as the pupils and Cheestrings Spaghetti as the hair.
The sandwich itself isn't baked but you can make your own bread with ease or bake/grill the sandwich briefly to create a toastie.
We received some cheestrings goodies recently and the spaghetti style cheese was ideal for creating funny faces and food for Halloween! The new tomato and onion flavour cheestrings are delicious and we used them as witches fingers by adding an almond at the tip as a nail.
Cheestrings have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are ideal for lunchboxes as they all come individually wrapped. They are also packed with calcium and Vitamin D so while having fun with food your children are also getting up to 25% of their recommended daily allowance of certain nutrients.
Basic bread recipe
700g strong white bread flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp yeasr
1 tsp caster sugar
400ml warm water
- Combine all of the dry ingredients and then add the water gradually to form a soft dough
- Knead for 5 minutes until elastic in texture, place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise for around 90 minutes until doubled in size
- Knead again for 1 minute and place in a loaf tin
- Bake for around 40 minutes until golden brown
Orange thin card/paper
- Divide your sheet of orange paper into equal strips of 3cm in thickness and cut them out.
- Use the pencil to pierce each end of the strips, fan them out and add ribbon at each end to keep them in place
- Using the black paper, cut out eyes and a mouth for the pumpkin and glue these on.
We were inspired to make this from the easy to follow tutorials provided by Country Baskets.
You can view their version here: Country Baskets Tutorial
It's a quick and simple activity and when hung from the windows or ceiling looks spoookkkyy- ideal for Halloween with little effort required.
Packed with (not very scary) monsters this movie has fast become a family favourite and makes an appearance any time of the year, not just Halloween!
Dracula has his own luxury hotel where humans are forbidden and one weekend while he celebrates his daughter turning 118 with the company of his closest friends; werewolves, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man he has a visitor he didn't expect... a man.
We all really enjoy the humour in this and the way the humans are feared rather than the monsters!
Next week the theme will be Halloween too!
What have you been making and baking for Halloween?
Feel free to add your own posts in the comments below and I'll pop over to visit!