Too young for spooky Halloween fun? Think again. Your little goblins might be too young for going out trick or treating, but you can still have your own fun at home with a Halloween themed playdate. Add to your spooky celebrations by dressing up in homemade Halloween costumes, making your own scary decorations and playing a few fun games.
And staying home means there’s no need to worry about large ‘swag buckets’ of nasty treats, or feel guilty about unhealthy sweets and snacks because you can have fun and ditch the junk!
If you’re weaning this spooky ‘hallowean’ rice cake idea is just the trick, and for toddlers try these creepy treats that are actually good for you and your little ones! #SmallWins
Spooky spider rice cakes: you just need three rice cakes for the body (we used Organix tasty Raspberry & Blueberry Rice Cakes which come with the reassurance of the Organix No Junk Promise), a few blackberries – crushed for painting the spiders’ web and halved for the top of the body - and a few chopped grapes for the crawly legs.
- Edible Eyeballs: just halve some cherry tomatoes and scoop out the seeds, then fill with cream cheese (easy and not so messy if you use a small piping bag!) and pop a couple of cooked peas on the centre of the cream cheese for the pupils.
- Witch’s Cheese Fingers: cut some cheddar cheese into finger strips about 5cm long, trim one end into a finger shape tip, draw the knuckle lines with the end of a spoon, and place a piece of red pepper on each fingertip.
- Apple Bites: cut a small red apple into 6 wedges (a size your little one can handle), remove the core and seeds. Pop the apple slices in a bowl of water and a little lemon juice so the apple doesn’t brown, then one piece at a time carve a zig zag shape into the skin side, so it looks like teeth.
- Scary Bug: Goodies mini oaty bites make a great bugs’ body! To decorate, cut two circles from an apple slice for the eyes, and pop half a blueberry on each to finish them off, then cut six small pieces of apple and pop three on each side of the bar for the legs.
For information on these snack ideas and more delicious Halloween recipes head over to organix.com.
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