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5 Practical Trick-or-Treating Tips

Oct 10, 2016 04:03PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Photo courtesy of the Reader's Digest website.

It can be tricky this time of year when it comes to safety. There are plenty of costumes and spooky decorations at every turn, particularly when it is time for Trick-or-Treating. 

Below is a list of a few quick tips to consider while out this Halloween and a fun Fall Event to attend, as well as a tasty Halloween craft the whole family will enjoy. Presented by The Children's Spot

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

1. Plan your route beforehand. 

Knowing where you are going is not only safer, but better for your feet! It just makes the whole evening run smoother and more candy-filled. 

2. Wear comfortable footwear. 

There will most likely be at least one hour of somewhat rigorous walking, so it's always a good idea to have comfy shoes on -- all of you! The glass slippers can be shown off back at home.

3. Use Face paint. 

If possible, avoid wearing masks. Masks can obstruct vision, something that is very important for those kiddos while navigating the costumed streets. Use non-toxic face paint to create your own unique mask! 

4. Avoid long costumes.

To avoid tripping, make sure to hem the little one's costumes so they don't drag along the ground. As a bonus, it also keeps the costume much cleaner! 

5. Keep well-lit.

It's always a good idea to apply reflective tape to costumes so they remain visible. Another option is having a light-up treat bag. And it's always good to have a spare flashlight. 

Source: Reader's Digest, "7 Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips"

Fall Festival

The Children's Spot will be hosting their annual Halloween event on the 29th! There will be a patting zoo, vendors, arts & crafts, and so much more! 

Fall Festival  - start Oct 29 2016 1000AM

Fall Festival - Oct 29, 2016 10:00AM

Everyone is invited! Annual Fall Festival. Over 30 booths, jump houses, arts & crafts, face painting, petting zoo, carnival games, bobbing for apples, playground. Read More » 

Tasty Spooky Treat

Easy Halloween Spider Cookies

This tasty recipe by Princess Pinky Girl will entice and frighten the whole family! 

Here is what you need:

  • Any type of homemade cookie – you can use a store bought refrigerated sugar cookie, homemade cookie.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Candy Eyes
  • Chocolate Drizzle-and-design chocolate 

Here is what you do:

  • Bake your cookies, as directed
  • As soon as you pull them from the oven, use the bottom of a teaspoon measurer and gently press a divot into the cookie
  • Let the cookies cool completely
  • Prepare your drizzle chocolate according to the directions provided
  • Take a Reese’s and place some chocolate along the bottom and press the Reese’s onto the divot in the cookie
  • Let Reese’s set
  • Take your candy eyes and place a dab of melted chocolate on the back and place on the side of the Reese’s
  • Let eyes set
  • Use your chocolate drizzle to make spiders legs on the cookie
Visit this website for the full recipe and be sure to watch the video tutorial below. 

This article was presented by:
The Childrens Spot - Mansfield TX

The Children's Spot

Our mission is to provide children from 6 weeks to 12 years with a developmentally appropriate environment, in a loving, nurturing atmosphere; using child oriented activities that help to... Read More » 


Halloween Spider Cookies

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