104 hacks in "Halloween"

31 October 2014

Not ready for Halloween? Here's your 2-item to-do list.

There's still time for this to be the best Halloween ever.

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30 October 2014

In support of teenage trick-or-treaters

My teenage son is going trick-or-treating this Halloween. I'm happy about it, and here's why.

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29 October 2014

6 last-minute Halloween costumes you can make using stuff you've already got

None of these costumes will they blow you away with their cleverness. That's the point.

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27 October 2014

Old gloves transform into a creepy toilet paper "butler"

May I hand you some toilet paper?

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23 October 2014

Turn leftover picnic supplies into reusable, adorable Halloween decorations

Turn the last few picnic supplies cluttering your pantry into easy, clever Halloween decorations.

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21 October 2014

Glow in the dark no-carve Jack-o-lanterns

Create a glow in the dark pumpkin by coating it with non-toxic zinc sulfide powder. Part Halloween decoration, part science project.

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15 October 2014

8 Jack O'Lantern hacks to make decorating your Halloween pumpkin easier (including not carving it)

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite Halloween traditions, but it's not the most kid-friendly project, nor is it without effort and mess. Time to hack the Jack O'lantern. Parent Hacks readers are a practical bunch, and together we've come up eight ways to simplify Halloween pumpkin decorating. Perfect for...

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13 October 2014

8 tips for your child's first Halloween

How do you best prepare your toddler (and yourself) for her first Halloween?

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25 July 2014

Turn a t-shirt into a no-sew superhero cape

This DIY project breaks Edna Mode's #1 fashion rule for superheroes, but I don't care. It's quick, easy, cute, and it involves zero sewing machines.

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09 November 2013

A dad's "fat" talk, hacks for working parents, and more

Here are a few links I enjoyed this week. Hope you do, too.

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01 November 2013

Parent Hacks Spotlight: Envelope budgeting, candy control, and more

Some links to distract you from your sugar high.

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31 October 2013

A comforting Halloween reminder for exhausted parents

I'm hearing some angst from parents who are feeling like Halloween losers. They didn't carve pumpkins, they procrastinated on costumes, they can't find the decorations, and/or they're just not into it. They want their kids to have a fabulous Halloween but just aren't up to the holiday frenzy that seems...

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18 October 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Halloween

We've got lots of Halloween hacks!

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16 July 2013

DIY window clings with fabric paint

Fun, quick diversion for summer and for Christmas or Halloween window decor.

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04 December 2012

Creativity + craftiness, all boxed up and ready to go (or gift)

Kiwi Crate is the craft kit we all wish for our kids. These beautifully-packaged kits contain wonderful projects, use high-quality materials, and follow clever and interesting themes. Here's my review.

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