Halloween and Fall Freebie Fun
Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 4:00 pm
Whether you celebrate Halloween or just the season of fall, there are plenty of freebies and fun Internet activities out there to keep you occupied at zero cost. Here are some of my favorites.
The Toy Maker Halloween Town
The Toy Maker is a little known web site that is really one of those gems on the Internet. The artist created all sorts of paper toys that can be printed out and put together. These toys are ingenious in their design and just lovely with their colors. Last year I printed out the Ghost Show for the kids in my son’s class. There are cards, treat bags, a candy corn box, a dancing skeleton and more.
Pumpkin Carving Templates
Getting a great looking carved pumpkin isn’t as hard as it looks when you follow a pre-made template. Templates are wonderful for someone like me who always creates jack o lanterns that always look like the sphinx, since inevitably a nose or something accidentally gets carved off.
Family Fun is offering a bunch of free pumpkin carving patterns, as well as some unique carving ideas such as the Marshmallow man Jack-o-Lantern. Check out the Tiki pumpkin carving pattern.
DLTK offers plenty of whimsical and non-scary patterns to carve. They even have a pumpkin carving pattern for Scooby-Do and one for Blue from Blue’s Clues!
Ben & Jerry’s Halloween
The scrolling Halloween scene offers plenty of fun. You can visit the flavor graveyard, do some virtual pumpkin carving, look up recipes, print out games, and play virtual games such as the Undead Smackdown (It is all about the zombies, isn’t it?).
Halloween Coloring Pages
There are so many Halloween coloring pages out there, that you are sure to find something to keep the kids occupied, no matter what their ages. We usually go trick-or-treating with other friends in a group. I like to keep some of these around for when kids are getting into costumes before going out. It keeps the ones that already have their costumes on busy so we can get the rest of them dressed.
(Pick up coupons while you are at Land O Lakes under the promotions tab! http://www.landolakes.com/promotions/)
If you need a last minute costume, check out the Disney store. They have a deal going on for 50% off costumes!