Halloween

Let's make Halloween a Made in USA holiday! From candy to crafts to spooky adventures, we've got all of the best American made sources here!

Slater Mill At Night: Real Ghost Stories from America’s Industrial Past

Since it is almost Halloween, I thought we might have some fun with some real ghost stories from America's industrial past. I recently learned  that the Slater Mill manufacturing complex, an old mill near my home, was opening its doors for night time ghost hunting tours lead by nationally recognized paranormal experts Carl and Keith Johnson and I could not resist grabbing some friends and checking it out. Read on to hear and see what we experienced: In 1789, at the young age of 21, Samuel Slater took his first step on American soil. Four years later he opened a Textile Mill in Pawtucket,...

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Halloween Face Painting Ideas with American Made Supplies

Sometimes we need last minute Halloween costumes.  Face paint is a quick and easy transformation. I've got some simple templates for you and source for American Made face paint that can be delivered to your door ASAP. Halloween Face Painting Ideas With American Made Supplies Face paint opens the door to creative Halloween costumes and endless  ideas! It is also affordable and easily accessible.   No size searching or haphazardly made costumes.  Don't just reach for the toxic junk in the seasonal aisle.  Go with Palmer Face Paint. They are an American made brand that has been around since...

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How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime with Made in the USA Ingredients

What could be cooler than slime to my soon to be 6 year old son? Well, GLOW IN THE DARK slime that contains all MADE IN THE USA ingredients of course! Making glow in the dark slime is a great project to do with a group of kids- especially as a Halloween party activity. Halloween – Prime Time for Slime Time To make glow in the dark Halloween slime you will need the following ingredients: Borax Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in the Mojave Desert, California.  It is labeled as laundry booster, and can be found in...

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Candy Made in the USA: The Ultimate Source List

Are you looking for candy made in the USA? Whether you prefer your candy sour or sweet, fruity or chocolatey, hard or chewy, you will find an American made candy option that's sure to please in this ultimate source list of nationally available American made candy. I am sure you will recognize many long loved candy brands, all still made in the USA. Candy Made in the USA: The Ultimate Source List This list is regularly updated. If your favorite American made candy isn't found below, let us know in the comments! Annie B's old fashioned caramels are natural and handmade....

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Baking With Kids: Halloween Sugar Cookies Made With Love, and American Made Baking Supplies

One of our favorite things to do in the Hanson house on a day off from school is bake together. Today, Sophie and I decided to bake some Halloween sugar cookies with American made supplies.  The American baking supplies we used for our Halloween sugar cookies included: My BFF- the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, made in Greenville Ohio since 1941. MainStays slide off non stick cookie sheets made in the USA and found at Walmart. No need to grease these cookie sheets, the cookies really do just slide off! Ceresota Unbleached  Flour made from wheat grown and milled in the...

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