10 DIY Spooky Season Crafts For Your Halloween-Themed Wine Night

10 DIY Spooky Season Crafts For Your Halloween-Themed Wine Night

Dollar Tree will be your best friend this Halloween season!

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Arts and crafts are always a lot of fun but sometimes they can be costly, here are some ideas that may not break the bank. Get some friends together and craft away!

1. Mask decorating ($5-10)

Materials

- Pack of clear masks

- Paint (either get the single packet with a paintbrush for a few kids or buy 3-4 different bottles of paint)

- Paintbrushes

- Glue

- Feathers

- Gems/Jewels


Instructions

- Paint the mask with whatever colors you like

- Accesorize it with gems, feathers, and jewels

- Wait for it to dry

- Put it on and LOOK FABULOUS

2. Skeletons ($3-5)

Materials

- Card stock

- Glue

- Cotton swabs

-Pencil


Instructions

- Take a piece of card stock

-Stencil a skeleton with your pencil

-Take the glue and glue the cotton swabs along the outline

- Let it dry and hang it on the fridge for the world to see!

3. Face painting ($1-4)

Materials

- Packet of face paint

Instructions

-Open the packet and get spooky!

4. Pumpkin Carving ($3-8)

Materials

-Pumpkin (you can either get a foam one or a real one, up to you)

- Pumpkin carving kit

- Pencil or Marker

- Small candle (optional)

Instructions

- Create an outline of what you would like to draw

- Carve a hole at the top of your pumpkin and gut it

- Carve out the outline you had drawn

- Place the candle inside and light it up

- Take the top you carved out and close it back up

5. Create a hay ride (Varies)

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Materials

- Wagon or cart

- Hay

Instructions

- Fill the wagon or cart with hay

- Put the kids in

- Take them for a hay ride in the backyard or around the neighborhood

6. Spooky Bowling ($4-8)

Materials

- Ball

- 6 tin cans

- Acrylic paint

- Googly eyes


Instructions

- Paint the tin cans into mummies, monsters, bats, vampires, etc.

- Place some googly eyes an your pins are complete

- Arrange them by placing 3 in the back then 2 in front of those and 1 in the very front

- Throw or roll the ball (depending on size)

- Happy Bowling!

7. Paper Plate Candy Holder ($2-4)

Materials

- Paper plates

- Markers

- Paint

- Stapler


Instructions

- Cut the plate into a half circle

- Staple each side to each other

- Attach wings, eyes, or any other accessory

- It doesn't have to be a bat, get some green plates and create Frankenstein's monster!

8. Toilet Roll Monsters ($2-5)

Materials

- Toilet Rolls

- Scissors

- Card stock

- Glue


Instructions

- Cut out some card stock to begin your roll; leave leftover toilet paper and create a mummy roll

- Attach some wings

- Cut out some eyes or anything else

- BONUS: Place a string through them and hang them around the house so they look like they are flying

9. Personalize a Halloween Wreath

Materials

- Get some spooky spiders

- Pick out your favorite accessories

- Wreath

- Garland


Instructions

- Wrap the wreath in a garland of your choosing

- Attach all your spooky accesories

- Hang it on the front door of your house/room

10. Cape Chaos

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Materials

- Cape/ cloth

- Halloween accessories


Instructions

- For this final activity, all you have to do is buy a cape from the dollar store

-Then purchase all your favorite Halloween accessories

- Decorate your cape, put on your mask, grab your candy holder and fly into this spooky season

Have fun this spooky season without breaking the bank! Happy crafting everyone!

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19 Things To Do On Your 19th Birthday

You only turn 19 years old once, so spend the day doing these awesome things!
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Nineteen isn't a fantastic birthday. It is not your 18th birthday where you can start saying, "I'm legal," it's not your 16th birthday when you can have a Sweet 16 birthday party and it is not your 21st birthday where you can finally drink legally.

So here are 19 things that you can do to celebrate your 19th birthday and make the most of it.

1. Sleep in.

Unless you need to wake up early for something, don't set your alarm. Catch up on your sleep and relax for the morning. Enjoy waking up and not having a place to be.

2. Make yourself a nice breakfast.

You only turn 19 once, so make sure it is a good breakfast to start your day off right. Make yourself some eggs, toast, bacon and a nice cup of coffee.

3. Go get a manicure.

It is your birthday; make sure you treat yourself right! You deserve to be pampered on your birthday!

4. Go to the beach.

There is nothing better than getting some sun on your birthday! Enjoy the warm weather and the heat. Swim in the water and soak up some sun.

5. Go to an amusement park.

For those of you who like the thrill of roller coasters, an amusement park is the way to go. Ride roller coasters and eat some fried dough with your friends.

6. Have a party.

This is the most common way to celebrate your birthday. Invite friends to come over and make food. Spend your birthday surrounded by friends and family.

7. Have a bonfire.

This is what I love to do on my birthday. Surround yourself with your best friends, enjoy some s'mores and sit around the fire.

8. Go on a hike.

For the nature lovers, this is the ideal way to spend your birthday. Grab a friend and go to the Adirondack mountains and spend the day hiking.

9. Buy yourself something nice.

That pair of boots you've been staring at for the last two months or that Michael Kors wallet you've been dreaming of? It's your birthday! Go buy it. You deserve it.

10. Have a movie night.

Invite a couple friends over, make some popcorn and have movie theater candy on hand. Watch a couple movies and eat some snacks with your best friends.

11. Call up an old friend.

I'm sure that old friend has been thinking of you too, so why not give them a call? See if they want to go out and get lunch with you.

12. Buy some lottery tickets.

Who knows? Your birthday could end up being your lucky day. Maybe you'll lose all of your money, but maybe you could win some back too.

13. Go to a concert.

What is better than music on your birthday? Hopefully there will be some good music groups in town during your birthday.

14. Bake a cake.

If you love to bake, then make a birthday cake! Decorate it all specially and put your favorite colors and flavors of frosting on it.

15. Do something on your bucket list.

At one point or another, all of us have made a bucket list. Take it out and find something on your bucket list that you can cross off and complete!

16. Spend your day with family.

Enjoy your day surrounded by your family. They will know exactly what to do for the day and how to make sure your birthday is a good one.

17. Visit your favorite place.

Whether you love going to the zoo and seeing the animals, or there is a nearby city that you love going to, spend the day there.

18. Get a haircut.

It is a new year and a new you! Get a haircut!

19. Do something you love doing.

Whether you love reading or love to run, spend the day doing whatever it is you love. It is your birthday and you should spend the day doing what you love.

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Why Spring Time Is The Best Time Of The Year

With the first day of spring right around the corner, here are some reasons why spring is the best time of year!

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If you are like me, you know that seasonal depression is real. I'm happiest when the weather is nice and I can explore what nature has to offer. I look to spring every year, because I know there is more to do and the extra hours of daylight makes for additional time to do my favorite things. I love to run outside, travel to nearby parks and outdoor attractions, and just enjoy the beauty and nostalgia of the outdoors.

Spring is a great time to get back in shape. There are a variety of fresh fruits and veggies that you can get at any local farmers market or grocery store to spice up your diet in the spring. Also, the gym can be monotonous after a long winter, so the start of spring brings a breath of fresh air for many outdoor fitness activities. Go for a walk or run done local trails or paths, do yoga outside, or even go go biking, hiking, or kayaking. The spring offers so many cool opportunities to become healthier.

Spring always reminds me of Easter time and Easter always makes me think of quality time spent with friends and family. Plus, I always think of baby animals and flowers blooming, two things that bring everyone joy. If you get a chance you have to visit the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C., it is such a beautiful site. Furthermore, one of my favorite things is that first really sunny, warm day in the spring when you can open all the windows in your house and savor the start of spring.

The springtime also means that summer break is closer. After a long 8 or 9 months of school, the thought of a nice 3 month break is refreshing. Start planning your summer job, internship, or whatever you want to get into this summer, to give you some motivation to finish the semester strong.

Spring has so much to offer so prepare for the rainy days of April and the sunny days, full of flowers in May, and everything in between!

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