Monday, October 28

Last Minute Halloween Fun:
Creepy Candy Land

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 Life is busy!  Family has been visiting, the husband is in and out of the city on business and I've got a to-do list a mile long!  I almost forgot that it was Halloween this week!  Now that the daughter and I will be heading on a business trip Thursday, I knew I had to come up with a fun Halloween activity we could do as a family while we were all together.
 I love putting together fun activities using just the things we have in the house.  It is amazing what you can come up with in moments of creativity.  I decided that since my daughter is currently obsessed with board games of any kind, I would convert her Candy Land game into a "Creepy Candy Land" with candy prizes and fun costumed game pieces.  I knew exactly what to grab to make the costumes, a roll of Cottonelle.  I have been to many bridal showers where Cottonelle toilet paper was used to make fake wedding gowns or used for fun baby shower games - I couldn't resist the opportunity to apply those experiences to my game idea.
 I started out by making a ghost.  Easy and simple.  Using one square from my Cottonelle Triple Roll, I placed the game piece's head in the center of the square, fastened a rubber band around the neck, and then cut a hole for the arm to come out.  After I added a ghost face using a black sharpie, it was perfect.
 Next, I took a square of the toilet paper and cut a swirl pattern into it.  I wrapped the swirl all around the game piece and then added kitchen twine and black eyes to make a mummy.
 I decided for the third piece to make a pumpkin.  I started by coloring a square of toilet paper orange then adding lines for the pumpkin.  I cut a little slit in the center for the game piece's head to slip through, and another one for the hand.  Then I tucked the edges up and under and fastened a rubber band around the legs and toilet paper to give it the round shape.  I added a little piece of spiral paper colored green for the stem and taped it to the game piece's head.
 I had planned on only doing three game pieces, but couldn't resist using the Dora game piece to make a fun witch.  I colored the toilet paper and cut it, then using tape applied it to Dora.  I love how she turned out!
 After the pieces were in costume, I added chocolate candies to the game board.  Each colored spot on the game board received one piece of chocolate candy.  And a jackpot of candy awaited the winner at the finish of the game.  It was time to play the game.
 To play Creepy Candy Land we just set everything up as usual, but added chocolate candies to the game board.  Whenever a player landed on a piece with a candy, they got to take that candy and save it in their own little stash.  The first person to end up at the finish received a candy jackpot.
The game was a huge hit with Zion, who played the ghost character.  She assigned the mummy to me, because I'm the mummy.  So clever that little girl is.  And Jerry was given the pumpkin.  We enjoyed winning chocolates around the board and even though I won the jackpot, the fact that Zion felt rewarded with little candies at every turn made this a win-win for everyone.

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5 comments:

  1. SimplyStavishOctober 28, 2013

    I kind of love this idea!!! My boys would love it!!! :) Think we will do it tonight! :)

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  2. chrissy boermanOctober 29, 2013

    Love how unique this idea is. Great job and now I must copy your ha ha .

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  3. What a super fun way to use Cottonelle TripleRoll! I want to play candy land!

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  4. Haha! This is hilarious! Love your creepy game.

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  5. So clever! Candyland would have been a lot more fun if we had used real candy when I was little! What a great idea!

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