Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Countdown to Halloween 2013 - Mummy Theme

On the last day of the Countdown to Halloween we focused on mummies. Last year we made mummy dogs and the girls enjoyed them. So, we did them again this year.

The presentation this year is a bit lacking...but it didn't matter to Sophia and Olivia. They enjoyed the hot dogs that were wrapped in crescent roll dough.

I baked them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. What I should have done was taken little tiny bits of ketchup or mustard and made a couple of eyes where the "face" would be on the hot dog.

Mummy dogs minus the ketchup eyes.

It's not something you want to do by simply squeezing ketchup out of the bottle. It just comes out as a big blob of ketchup. You need to take a toothpick and apply the ketchup to create the eyes.

The girls just wanted to eat...the mummy eyes weren't necessary.

Ready to eat dinner.

In the center of the table is a candle holder that I made from three types of beans. The idea came from this pin on Pinterest. The pin doesn't lead to a website, but the image was enough to figure out how to make the candle holder.

The first layer in the clear, round vase is lentils (orange), then navy beans (white), and black beans (black). An orange candle is placed on top and lit.

I'm thinking that with a different type and color of beans, there might be a Thanksgiving candle holder that could be made next month.

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