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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Try these tools and tips for a sweet, safe, and not too-scary Halloween.

Costumes You Can Make

If you've got a cardboard box, you can make these creative kid costumes for Halloween!
These DIY Halloween costumes are easy to make — and they can easily be turned into a second getup with some tweaks.
What's a more perfect pair than a parent and child? Dress up together for Halloween with these cool costume ideas!
Simple templates create an endless variety of costumes.
For Halloween or any time of year, bring books alive with these cute outfits.
Top off your child's Halloween costume with some hilarious hair.

Halloween Treats

Treat your brood of little goblins to these ghoulish Halloween treats. They’re perfect for a creepy classroom bash — and devilishly easy!
We’ve got the lowdown on the good and the bad in your kiddo’s Halloween candy haul. (Don’t worry, there’s plenty of sweet among the treats!)
Try these spook-tacular Halloween recipes to delight your little ghouls and goblins at dinner, dessert, or your next Halloween bash.
The “rock star” chef of The Food Network shares delicious, sparkling desserts.

Creepy Crafts and Activities

We’ve got seven spooky ideas for family-friendly Halloween decorations — with directions that won’t scare you.
These scary easy crafts for kids will keep your little monsters busy with Halloween decorations, party activities, and quiet play.
Why should kids have all the costume fun? Gussy up some pumpkin faces (no carving necessary) with these 8 easy get-ups.
Plan a fall weekend getaway (and some prime-time leaf peeping!) around one of these fun, activity-packed festivals.
Set a Halloween mood with games and activities that will have kids howling for more.
Make a Halloween pumpkin with your baby.
Add some spooky homemade fun to your family's Halloween.
Boost your Halloween's spooky factor with these flying friends.

Halloween-Inspired Book Lists

At Halloween or any time of year, feast on these not-so-frightening tales.
Boo! These Halloween and horror tales are just right for beginning and independent readers who want a terrifying (but not too terrifying) tale.
Get your 3-7 year old in the ghoulish spirit with these fun tales.
If your middle-schooler has a penchant for spooky stories, try these terrifying titles.
Hook your child on books with spooky tales.

Printable Halloween Coloring Pages

Get kids into the Halloween spirit with this freaky Frankenstein coloring page.
No need for a carving knife! Kids can color any silly or spooky face they want onto this fun pumpkin coloring page for Halloween.
What color should a werewolf be? Kids can have fun deciding with this fun Halloween coloring page.
Is she a good witch or a bad witch? Kids will have a spooky fun time decorating this Halloween coloring page!
Dracula "vants" you to have a spooky Halloween! It's easy to celebrate with this fun, free printable coloring page.

Your Halloween Questions, Answered!

Share fun facts about Halloween history with your kids before the spooky holiday!
Costume woes and friend drama don’t have to ruin your family’s Halloween. We have scary-easy advice for your trickiest situations.
Author and performer Donna Washington shares age-appropriate storytelling tips.

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