I got this craft at this site. It's a great resource for all kinds of crafts.
This is Doodlebug's version:
And The Professor's:
Then the little kids made paper plate jack-o-lanterns. I helped Doodlebug with his.
We made something called a Graveyard Treat, but due to a lack of decorations (oops!), it turned out more like a pumpkin patch!
On the inside:
2 3/4 cups crushed Oreo cookies (I remove the cream first)
1/4 c sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
combine all ingredients in the bottom of a 13x9 pan (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray). Press firmly to bottom and refrigerate.
8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 oz Cool-Whip
1/4 c sugar
Beat sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in Cool-Whip. Spread over the crust.
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
8 serving size package orange Jello
Stir boiling water into the Jello until dissolved. Mix cold water and ice cubes to make 1 1/2 cups. Stir into Jello. Gently pour onto cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm.
Spread 6 more oz Cool Whip on top. Sprinkle with more crushed Oreos. Decorate as desired. I usually use candy corn and the pumpkins. The original picture shows cookies decorated to look like headstones.
This is delicious and goes quite quickly.
Some decorations from years past:
I made this *years* ago.
The Professor and Velcro Boy made these last year:
Then they made tissue paper jack-o-lanterns.
Egg carton Spiders:
This was a 2 day project.
And the mess they made painting
Spiders on the move!
The Professor and Velcro Boy in their Halloween shirts. I didn't make the one The Professor's wearing :)
They also decorated pumpkins:
And...Doodlebug's (obviously I helped, but he pointed to where he wanted the stickers):
Thanks to all who stuck with this post. I know it was long, but we had a lot of fun making all these things!