TODAY | October 16, 2012
>>> and this morning on "martha on today," halloween good things. martha stewart is here with some very simple ideas to make your halloween a little more festive. they are all from the pages of "the best of martha stewart halloween handbook. "with the martha, nice to see you. good morning.
>> good morning. every year we do something big for halloween and this year it's the fabulous handbook. we have all kinds of great stuff to do that are simple, inexpensive, and these little bats.
>> we're making the batmobile.
>> little bat sort of tree for your house.
>> how do you do this? how hard is it?
>> paint some branches from the yard black. pick some fallen branches, okay, and then we have a template, beautiful template for beautiful-sized bats on our website, marthastewart.com and fold the black craft paper in half and trace the wings with your white pencil.
>> and basically cut them out.
>> and then we have little lines where you fold the bat so that it moves a little bit. sew it with a piece of thread and a needle, and then just tie it on the tree.
>> cool. that's good.
>> kids can help.
>> it's a little scary and children love bats. ew. one flew into me yesterday at my farm.
>> a lot of people don't like halloween and don't want to answer the door every five minutes so they leave candy out on the stoop.
>> this is a candy pumpkin and what you do is pull this off, inside, candy corn , little chocolate bars , whatever you want . very cute.
>> don't you like that?
>> do you answer the door at your house?
>> of course. i'm out there with the dogs.
>> do kids come trucked in from like miles away .
>> miles, miles.
>> must be a major event.
>> i never let them know where i'm going to be so it's kind of confusing.
>> you give out candy.
>> oh, of course, bushels, bushels.
>> this is candy corn .
>> and you get these little gift backs and stamp it with our rubber stamp , our craft product, and you just stamp like this, trick or treat . fill it with candy.
>> thumb tack them right on to the pumpkin.
>> put them in hard because you don't want the gets to get the thump tacks.
>> i love this.
>> scary eyeballs.
>> parents coming by, they are cold and tired and they want a martini. give them a martini with a scary eyeball. talk it me how you make this. big radishes and cut the top off the radish, with your potato peeler take off not all the red. because you want it to look like a red vein eyeball and make a whole and insert half an olive right there. that's your eyeball.
>> you can put it in martinis for the adults and fruit punch for the kids.
>> and make ice cubes . ice cubes with the eyeballs in them, scary.
>> great idea.
>> finally the glowing ghosts. this is a little hard. get a glow stick like this. it's a little odd. stick it in a balloon, okay, and then you blow up the balloon.
>> which we're not going to do.
>> and you break the stick. this glows in the dark, and once it's blown up. take a sharpy pen, our handy sharpie and drew a face, any kind of face, fill it all in, and you have -- and put these in the trees.
>> and they don't show up so well in the daytime but at night they look