This is the first year I have ever packed lunches for my kids for school. In years past we just took the easy way out and had them eat whatever the school prepared. This year, however, I went out and bought the lunch boxes, the juice boxes, and have been having a ball planning the meals and including a special treat for them just to let them know I think they are really awesome kids every Friday. But this is Halloween week! That means something creepy in the lunch box every day!
Yesterday they had mummy dogs only I am a cheapskate and didn't use refrigerated dough. I bought one of those cheap, just add water pizza crust mixes. I mixed up a batch, rolled out some long logs and used those to wrap my mummies. I ended up with extra dough so I took the logs, sliced one end into several strips to make it look like a broomstick and baked it with the mummy dogs. Today the broomsticks were packed up with some
In addition to the broomsticks and dipping sauce, I wanted to share my witches boogers and pumpkin poop with you. Do you remember the old-fashion candy dots that came of strips of paper and you just ate the little dots off of the paper? I found a recipe for them! It is really simple. Just take 2 egg whites and beat them until very frothy. Slowly add 2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar. That is it! I tinted some green and some orange, put them in a piping bag and I used a star tip. I thought it would make pretty little stars like you get when you use icing. As you can see below you just get round buttons.
I guess this just isn't stiff enough to hold its shape. So don't bother trying to get fancy with this. If you don't have an icing bag and tip, just use a plastic bag and cut a very small hole in one corner. I cut strips of regular copy paper 2 inches by 11 inches. Be sure to leave a space at the bottom to label the strips if you want to. I discovered that you will get tired of piping little dots long before you run out of stuff to pipe! When that happened I simply drew little ghosties on some paper and filled them in. I mixed up a small amount of black food coloring (just use one drop of red, blue and green liquid coloring) and used a toothpick to dot eyes and mouths.
It takes about 20 minutes for the dots to be dry to the touch. Let them sit overnight to dry out completely. Then I just rolled each strip, secured with a rubber band and tossed it in the lunch box. Hopefully the kids will enjoy them.I case you missed them, look at the pic with the witches boogers again. Yep, those are eyes! Look for them to appear in a project coming soon! Happy Halloween!
I plan to add this to Tip Me Tuesday!