I’m a huge fan of Halloween. It’s a festive, fabulous holiday without the baggage and stressful travel. Sure, I had my candy stolen once or twice, and there were a couple of costume disappointments, but the pure pleasure of carousing after dark as a child–dressed as my alter ego–outweighed any of that. I love the whole wacky mess of it.
Age Range: 7 and up, although kids under ten will need a fair amount of assistance getting their tape strips to behave.
Perhaps due to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s famed duct tape alert, I started buying duct tape long before I knew what to do with it besides tape stuff together. I had rolls and rolls of it just laying around, waiting for something to break. Thank goodness a friend of mine was trapped in her house with two kids for several very long and rainy days. She’s the one who gave me a few ideas to get started.