Each of these FREE sources has dozens of choices for everything from pumpkin carving stencils to decorations and Halloween-themed recipes.
It adds up to more than 1,000 ideas to help you enjoy Halloween on the cheap.
At Moms by Heart, you’ll find 100 free Halloween printables, including artwork, Halloween tags and labels, party supplies (invitations, cupcake toppers, decorations, games, etc.), paper dolls and finger puppets, pumpkin carving templates and more.
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Better Homes & Gardens offers 39 free Halloween pumpkin carving stencils including an owl, a Frankenstein monster and a deer, plus dozens of tips for etching or painting a pumpkin or a gourd.
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Spookmaster offers hundreds of free stencils, including a pirate and sports images. There’s also dozens of Halloween-themed recipes – scroll down to see their recipe for Bloody Popcorn.
Carve a Honda Civic R into this year’s pumpkin with a FREE Honda Civic R pumpkin carving pattern.
Canon USA has dozens of easy DIY crafts projects to download and print out, including a wearable witch’s hat, masks and table decorations.
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14 cups – Popped popcorn
Once you have popped the popcorn, remove any unpopped kernels. Place the popcorn in a buttered metal bowl and place in a 200-degree oven to keep warm.
Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add a little red food coloring to the butter you are melting.
Once the mixture begins to boil, stop stirring for 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 255 degrees on candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and add baking soda. The mixture will start to foam, so stir well until blended. Pour the hot mixture over the popcorn and toss gently with well buttered forks to distribute evenly.
Spread onto 2 ungreased baking sheets and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove the caramel corn from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool, break it into clusters, and store in a tightly covered container.