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Big Book of Halloween

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Book Name: Big Book of Halloween


Publisher: Better Homes and Gardens

ISBN: 0-696-21654-X

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 288

Illustrations: Color photos, color and B& W patterns

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

The Big Book of Halloween is a very handy, comprehensive collection of projects to do for Halloween. If you were planning a Halloween party, everything you would possibly need is in this book. This book is divided into 5 chapters of Halloween goodness: bootiful pumpkins, clever masks and costumes, haunting decorations, spooky treats and holders, and terrific parties and games.

When I got this book I couldn’t put it down. I flipped through the entire book to see everything contained in its pages. I especially liked that there were large, clear photos of all the projects taken in real life or interesting settings. There is also a small witty intro, supplies list and clear instructions accompanying each project or recipe. For some of the projects there are some photos to accompany the instructions for techniques readers might not be familiar with. All this information, both visual and written gives the reader a very clear image of the way to create the project they want to make.

Some additional details and bonuses for the readers of the Big Book of Halloween are the safety and alternatives offered within the instructions. The writers caution to never leave a burning candle unattended. They also offer alternatives such as using cookie cutters or the patterns they provide to trace for the glowing stars pumpkin. The patterns are included with the crafts instead of in a separate section at the back making it more convenient. I would like to caution you that some of the recipes involve nuts so be aware of this before preparing and handing out any treats. There is an index at the back which is organized by materials (i.e. boxes) or category (i.e. costumes) for convenient selection of the type of project you want to make based on materials you have or can purchase.


  • Swirl-top pumpkin
  • Roly-poly pumpkin trio
  • Goblin goblets
  • Hallow’s eve wind sock
  • Witch hat cake

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