I decided to give myself a bit of a break. I’ve been trying out recipes and also doing some of the paper crafts I’ve put on the website.
I know how important it is to relax and enjoy the crafts you do regularly. I know my family enjoys crafts. It’s a quiet time. It’s also a time to unwind a bit and enjoy creating something out of paper or wood. Do some painting and just enjoying life at a quieter pace. It is just too easy to get into overload or focus on all of the wrong things. Or even try to do too much and accomplishing nothing.
I was talking with some friends who got into the creepy houses. They’ve made a whole village. I’ve been working since Friday on the Haunted House. I know I could put it together faster, but I’m enjoying doing it at a leisurely pace. Then I’ll add the grave yard. I know Halloween is getting closer, but I enjoy haunted houses and just spooky stuff all year round, so I’m in no hurry.
I mentioned recipes earlier. Yes, I’ve been going through some things and I’ve gotten a bit creeped out by some, so I think I’ll go for the fun. Gross just isn’t for me at this time. I do have some gross recipes on this website, but I prefer to think of things that would be a little different, yet would fit the season.
Banana Mummy Rolls Recipe
I like this recipe because it is a make ahead recipe for a great breakfast on the go and also wonderful for an after school or after work snack. Maybe even a mid afternoon pick-me-up.
1 package Pillsbury Crescent sheets
1 small container Nutella or Peanut Butter of your choice Smooth or Chunky
heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the glaze
milk or water for glaze
Candy eyes or you can use some M & Ms or Skittles
- Roll out crescent sheet to about 10-11 x 6-8 inches.
- Slice into 6 equal squares. Lightly score each square in 3 equal sections, vertically (without cutting through the dough).
- Using a knife, cut horizontal strips about 1/4 inch wide down each side section.
- Spoon a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter or nutella down the middles section, leaving about 1/2 inch on both the top and bottom and place a slice of banana on top.
- Fold the right two cut sections over the head and then then alternate right and then left, leaving a small space for the eye section.
- They’re now ready to pop into the oven.
- Bake at 375 until golden brown, probably about 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from pan and let cool to room temperature.
- Mix powdered sugar with enough milk or water to form a glaze and then lightly drizzle it over the mummies.
- Let dry to the touch before serving.
- Makes 6.
This is a real crowd pleaser for the whole family — especially the kids. They get a mummy and the sweet banana favor along with a peanut butter/nutella flavor. It is a variation of the popular banana and peanut butter sandwich or putting peanut butter/nutella into a sliced banana.
As I said earlier it is great for breakfast and also as a healthy snack. Yes, you may want to serve these at your Halloween party. I think mummies could be fun all year round, so I’d keep this recipe handy for those times you just want something different.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and the crafts I spoke of earlier. You’ll find a wonderful selection in the archives of this website.
Thanks for stopping by.
Time is drawing near. You need to get the costumes. And, of course, there’s the candy!
Click the links below to see what you can see in the category of costumes for kids, adults and pets. Yes, pets. These costumes are definitely hot sellers. The pet costumes are much more popular than those for the rest of the family. They don’t want to be left out of the fun. They may even want to take a little walk around the neighborhood to keep an eye on the kids . . . or they’ll be dressed up to assist you when answering the door to the trick-or-treaters.
There’s an excellent selection of candy . . . maybe you’ll find some of your favorites that the supermarket isn’t carrying . . . or they ran out.
Also look at accessories to add some finishing touches on any costume you select.
Be prepared if the weather turns a bit chilly. You want to be warm and have your kids bundled up, too.
I was surprised by the little nip in the air this morning. It felt so good after the hotter temperatures we were experiencing. Thought we would get some rain . . . just passed me by . . . but I can always hope for some rainy weather between now and Halloween.
Pumpkins are in short supply this year. The pumpkin crop didn’t seem as plentiful as in years gone by. Yes, you can still find them, but not in the assortment and variety of previous years.
I hope you’ve taken advantage of all the free craft ideas I have for you within the archives. You have time to decorate to your heart’s content.
Thanks for stopping by!
If, however, Halloween isn’t your thing, or it is, but you’re thinking ahead, I have one more link for you:
Have a great time shopping . . . or making your list 🙂
I got up early this morning. Just looking around for something interesting to share.
I absolutely love paper crafts with FREE templates. I have a Haunted House on my other website http://oldhauntedstuff.com and thought for here at TwoCansOnAString.com I could do so very much better. I could give you a whole village with a whole lot of micromonsters to add to it. Along with anything else that grabbed my attention.
I understand this is a major undertaking on my part and will be a major project for you. I am very much into family and having a family work together on projects. That’s what makes paper crafts so very much fun as far as I’m concerned.
Haunted Houses are very popular for Halloween with ghosts, ghouls, witches, vampires, zombies and all things creepy.
This is a wonderful craft project you can use as a centerpiece on your dining room table. It may look nice on your mantle. Or any space you would like to decorate for Halloween.
When people realize you made these yourself, be prepared to print out some more or tell them about TwoCansOnAString.com I would greatly appreciate it.
All right, enough rambling, let’s get started!
I print these free templates on card stock. The instructions I print out on regular printer paper.
All Images and Free Templates compliments of http://ravensblight.com
Haunted House with a Secret Chamber
Ghost House Assembly Instructions
Starc Manor Assembly Instructions
Darc Mansion Assembly Instructions
The Cliff House
Cliff House Assembly Instructions
Gothic Chapel With Hidden Chamber
Gothic Chapel Assembly Instructions
Ravensblight Manor Assembly Instructions
Ravensblight Main Street
What’s really great about Ravensblight Main Street is that you can either print out more buildings or change the signs . . . you can even add your own . . . now that should be fun! There are also two backdrops: Moonlit sky or Sunset sky . . . or you can have two different Main Streets . . . one by Moonlight and another at Sunset . . . There’s even a miniature hearse you may make and set up wherever appropriate.
Ravensblight Main Street Assembly Instructions
Ravensblight Main Street
You can have some fun with the Hidden Cemetery — you can make it as large or small as you choose. You can place it anywhere you like in your Haunted Village . . . or you may want more than one . . . just a thought.
Hidden Cemetery Assembly Instructions
I’m wondering who or what lingers around this Haunted Village . . .
My, my, my what an interesting group of characters we have here . . . Yes, I do believe they fit in quite well with Ravensblight Village.
I may add just one more for fun: Pop-Up Card Haunted House
Haunted House Pop-Up Card Assembly Instructions
Haunted House Pop-Up Card
I hope you’ve found something here you’re going to make and enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by!
Getting into the spirit of Halloween! Free Halloween boxes are great fun to fill with all kinds of interesting things.
Now, let’s see what else I have for your excellent Halloween celebration.
Compliments of Diana Evans dianaevans.blogspot.com
I do love boxes! They are so very easy to stack up . . . also print out some extras so you’ll be prepared for “unexpected” guests.
How about a Halloween Popcorn Treat Box from Jen Goode 100directions.com ?
Halloween Popcorn Box
Here’s another box you may enjoy making and filling with some special treats.
Image and Free Printable Compliments of Cameron Blazer of cottage-industrialist.com
Just Click Here
I do have an added treat for you. It’s a vintage collection of cupcake wrappers and toppers. Just click the words: Vintage Collection
That about wraps it up until next time. Thanks for stopping by!
Have you met Ezra, Phineas, and Gus?
They’re the Hitchhiking Ghosts from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. They would absolutely love to join your party.
The Image and Free Templates are compliments of http://family.disney.com
These 3D ghosts are excellent to print out and put together and use to decorate various places around the house. They may be used as a centerpiece for your Halloween Party spread. They are absolutely adorable!
Click Here for the Free Printable.
You may also like the Hitchhiking Ghost Masks
They’re fun for kids and stuffed animals. I also put them on pumpkins, brooms and even hang them on the wall. You can probably think of dozens of uses for these great masks to print out on card stock, cut out and have fun.
All three of the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts are in this Free Printable
I’ll be adding more great Halloween stuff for you to make and even eat.
Thanks for stopping by!