Say that fast a bunch of times.
Not that anyone is dying to do a craft right now, but there's always next year...we did this at Alex's Halloween party today and I thought it was about the cleverest thing I'd ever seen. I also really liked it because it appealed to my mess-hating craft-indifferent kiddo. I cannot take one ounce of credit for it--it's the brainchild of the wonderful Miss Lisa at school.
Basically, cut three sheets of scrapbook paper like so: one triangle (the roof), one intact square (the "inside"), one square (the façade) into which you also cut doors and windows, using, I'm guessing, an x-acto knife and an angled ruler. Precision was not the key, and the result was some serious wonk--all the better when kiddos are doing the gluing and the final product is a haunted house. Some kids used regular Elmer's (including one who made a glue pond while my head was turned--they're so fast!), others glue sticks, and spider confetti was available. You must make one!
In the background, a moment.
And off topic, I really love the second life of a bouquet of flowers. The original arrangement in this case was beautiful (and, alas, unphotographed--a surprise from my husband, just because!), but once the rest of them started to wilt these few were rescued, I re-vased...and I think I like this one even a little bit better. Nobody's going to confuse me with Eddie Ross, but I sure smile when I see them--like I cheated flower death and eked out another couple of days of walk-by happiness.
Trick or treat!