In our family, Halloween is a pretty big deal. Every year, my husband transforms our front yard into a cemetery complete with ghouls rising up out of the ground, a gnarled handed witch gesturing to her magic cauldron and a skeleton bursting out of his coffin. Because our kids like to get in on the act, we save the inside decorating for my 7-year-old (our 6th grader is busy still trying to figure out her costume). Because our younger daughter considers herself “pretty crafty,” ordinary construction paper bats and pumpkins just won’t do. This year, she’ll be flexing her creative muscles using the Wikki Stix Halloween Fun Kit. If you’re not familiar with Wikki Stix, they are thin, bendable strips (made from yarn and wax) that can be fashioned into a variety of shapes and styles. Parents love them because they are easy to use and don’t require any messy clean-up; kids love them because they are fun! My daughter was introduced to them this past summer when we were eating out and the restaurant handed them instead of crayons and paper. She became so engrossed in her work, she barely picked up her head to eat! This Halloween, she’ll be able to make a mini spider web, design her own face on a pumpkin cut-out, decorate two black masks for trick-or-treating and make a connect-the-dot widow decoration. With 36 Wikki Stix in this kit, there’s plenty of opportunities for festive crafts…And if you’re looking for a sugar-free alternative for Halloween goodie bags, the Wikki Stix Trick or Treat Paks contain 50 packets with 8 Wikki Stix each, along with a Halloween activity sheet. It makes for a wonderful, post-sugar rush activity. Here’s to a happy Halloween!
In a Nutshell: Fright night doesn’t have to be all about the candy. These treats offer plenty of tricks for crafty kids, minus the sugar rush.