Our Fun Afternoon of Halloween Science & Snacks

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My best friend, Bonnye, and I are always trying to come up with different things to do with our kids other than our usual pizza nights.  Not that we don’t love our pizza nights, but sometimes you gotta mix things up! Luke has been really into science & potions for about a year, so the thought came to me that it would be fun to do some Halloween themed science once afternoon.

In a joint effort, I coordinated the science and Bonnye covered the snacks!  We used Prime Fresh for most of our food & science supplies! We love how easy it is to order whatever grocery supplies we need!

We're Ready for Halloween Science
We’re Ready for Halloween Science

Halloween Snacks

With our little Halloween Scientists getting set up, Bonnye started prepping lunch. We had a great spread of veggies, punch, pizza pockets, hot dogs, and Monster-Krispie treats. The Monster-Krispie treats were made by our sweet babysitter’s sister and we do not know what she does to them, but she makes the BEST treats. Must be a secret recipe!

Pumpkin Veggie Tray with carrots, olives, broccoli, and purple cauliflower.
Mummy-Dogs

The Mummy-Dogs were made with Ball Park Franks and Grands Rolls sliced up to look like mummy wrappings! They were super yummy and very easy to make!

Alien Punch aka grape soda with skull ice and grape eyeballs.
Our babysitter’s sister’s secret recipe!

Between the grape soda and the Monster-Krispie treats as well as some Ghost Pretzel sticks I forgot to photograph, the kids had more than their fair share of sugar! We definitely needed the super cool pizza pockets to balance it out.

Bonnye found this great pan that she doubled as an ice tray for the (what I called) Alien punch! By the time the ice hit the liquid, it looked more like Aliens than skulls but still totally fit for our theme. The pizza pockets were super quick and easy to make and so much healthier than ordering a pizza! And they turned out so cute!

Skull Pizza Pockets
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Skull Pizza Pockets

A spooky Halloween treat for any pizza lover!

Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 6 tbs Pizza Sauce
  • 12 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 pkg Pepperoni - chopped
  • 1 pkg Any Other Pizza Topping You Like!

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 deg and spray the skull pan with cooking spray. Unroll pizza dough and cut into strips to drape over the skull cavities with enough hanging over to fold over the top.  Spoon 1 tbs of pizza sauce into each skull then sprinkle in cheese & toppings. Fold the dough back over the top of the pizza toppings. Bake 18-20 min. Enjoy!

Apple Volcanoes

Luke was so excited to be making slime and potions with his BFF! He helped me pick out 3 great activities that were fun, and educational (sneaky)!

First, you need to hollow out your apples.

First up was our Apple Volcanoes! I don’t have an apple corer, which honestly wouldn’t have cut out enough anyway.  I “picked” some apples out of the fridge that should have been eaten a few weeks ago (oops); it actually made them a little easier to scoop out.  I used a knife to cut a hole around the top, then my grapefruit spoon to scoop the middles out, just like you would a pumpkin. For an added touch, I sprinkled in some apple pie spice, making them smell yummy and not just like vinegar.

Next everyone adds a scoop of baking soda to their apple.

At the last minute, I decided this experiment would be best conducted on the floor! Each kiddo took a half tsp and added baking soda to their apples. They took this job very seriously!

Then you’ll add your vinegar with food coloring.

We filled dixie cups with vinegar and food coloring, with each kid picking their color. I was hoping they would go for Halloween colors but I was out of luck! Landry chose red, Ellie chose purple (that didn’t really come out purple), and Luke & Micah went for blue.

 

apple volcanoes
Apple Volcanoes

We learned that when you mix baking soda with vinegar, the liquid changes forms and makes a new chemical called carbonic acid!

carbonic acid
Carbonic Acid

Ghost Balloons

Continuing with our baking soda & vinegar experiment, we wanted to see what else happened with our chemical reaction. This experiment made use of all those old water bottles on the floor of my car, and called for white balloons and googly eyes! ***Side Note: you don’t really need 1000 googly eyes! But if you buy them like I did, then you’ll have plenty for those random school projects your kids forget about down the road!

Ghost Balloons
Ghost Balloons

You will need someone with stronger fingers (we used Landry) to hold open the balloons while you spoon baking soda into it. Do NOT forget which balloons you put the baking soda into, then just put baking soda into other balloons, then go blow up the leftover balloons up later. You will wind up with a mouth full of baking soda. Yep…speaking from experience!

ghost balloons
Blowing Up our Ghost Balloons

Once we propped up our balloons and let the baking soda sprinkle out, they started blowing up just like magic! We learned that the carbonic acid turns into carbon dioxide gas! So cool!

Halloween Fluffy Slime

Slime Ingredients
Slime Ingredients

Luke LOVES slime! He loves the glow in the dark slime, extra slimy slime, glitter slime, magnet slime…. you name it! For this activity, we decided to make Fluffy Sime! Landry pretends he doesn’t love this stuff but as you can see, he’s pretty front and center in the mixing!

making fluffy slime
Making Fluffy Slime

Making Fluffy Sime is really easy! You just add a 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Glue (one of the many items I buy in bulk so I can have it on hand when the school needs extra), 4 cups of generic shave foam, 1 tbs of Saline Solution, and 1/2 tsp of baking soda.

Mixing Fluffy Slime
Mixing Fluffy Slime

A couple turns of the spoon and this stuff turns to fluffy slime fast! I had visions of making it “Pumpkin Spice Slime” so I’d thrown in a bunch of Pumpkin Pie Spice for the smell, then planned to dye it orange but, I was once again ruled out on the food coloring! So much for the Halloween theme! LOL!

Ooey Gooey Fluffly Slime
Ooey Gooey Fluffly Slime

I gave each kid a bowl and let them pick their colors to mix into their slime. Within seconds, my little Spirit Animal, Miss Ellie Jaye, was COVERED in purple fluffy slime! Look at Luke’s face! This stuff was in the girl’s boots, and mashed into her pants! We had to change her into one of Luke’s outfits for the rest of the afternoon! Luckily it’s mostly shaving cream, so washes out fairly easily.

All in all, we had a super fun, technology-free afternoon! We are already brainstorming for a Thanksgiving-themed day.  What are some of your favorite Halloween themed activities? What do you think we should try? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to sign up for our emails where I’ll share other fun family activities from time to time!

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Rachel Kurian | 19th Oct 18

    I love the skull pizza. So cute. My kids will love that. Saved this for later to make with them. I’ve made the hot dog mummy’s so easy to make. Looks like you all had such a great time. I love making things with my kids. Rachel from https://www.explorekidtalk.com/

    • Junell | 25th Oct 18

      I hope they do!

  2. Holly Bird | 17th Oct 18

    Just can’t wait to try this..so much fun!

    • Junell | 18th Oct 18

      Can’t wait to hear about it when you do!

  3. Laura B | 17th Oct 18

    These are wonderful ideas! We don’t have kids yet (hopefully soon) but I can’t wait to be able to do activities like these as a family. I grew up in a house where we had craft supplies galore so we were always doing projects. I can’t wait to share that tradition with my future family!

    • Junell | 18th Oct 18

      What an exciting time! I hope it happens soon for you!

  4. Bonnye S | 15th Oct 18

    5 stars
    Such a fun day and so easy to put it together. Ellie Jaye is still talking about her favorite part…the slime!

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