If you know me at all, then you must know that I positively adore Autumn and everything about it.
Crisp, cool nights. Seeing the trees ablaze with color. Relishing new beginnings that come with the start of a fresh school year. The smell of pumpkin, mingled with cinnamon and other spices. Snuggling under soft, cozy blankets on your bed late at night and early in the morning. Sipping a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Indulging in delicious pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
‘Tis the best season indeed.
And since we love Fall, we obviously have to decorate to help us celebrate. The kids enjoyed helping me put up some simple decorations around the house.
For the last few years we have had fun making egg carton spiders, but this year we decided to try a new spider craft thanks to the generosity of California Raisins. They sent us a package that included all the ingredients to make a batch of Spooky Raisin Spiders.
The kids had a blast mixing up these no-bake treats in the kitchen and they loved decorating the spiders with colorful eyes and wiggly legs. Since there is so much candy and sugar around Halloween time, it was nice to have a somewhat more healthy alternative. (Although, for one of my kids this was especially healthy because she didn’t so much care for the taste of the treat, but she thoroughly enjoyed putting her creative skills to work.)
Many of you probably already have the ingredients on hand to whip up this in-the-kitchen craft-treat, but I am still going to offer one lucky US resident reader the chance to win their own Spooky Raisin Spider kit.
What do you need to do? Simply leave a comment on this post before Tuesday October 20th.
If you want to be entered into this giveaway three times, then in your comment answer at least one of the following questions:
- What are you or your kiddos going to be for Halloween?
- What do you love about Autumn?
If you want to be entered into this giveaway five times, then write about this giveaway on your blog or your Facebook or Twitter account. If you do this, though, please make sure you tell me in your comment.
I hope you are having a …