Party games

SPAGHETTI GAME ~ Boil spaghetti noodles until done, drain and rinse noodles, add oil and grapes to noodles for texture. Then you add rubber snakes, spiders, rats and bugs and any thing else you can think of to the noodles. Before beginning the game place a towel of the pot so the kids can not see in. Then you let one child at a time come up to the pot and put there hand in the pot and pull out a toy. Be sure not to let the child see in the pot.

MUMMY RACE ~ For this game you divide the class up in to teams. Then you choose one child from every team to be the mummy. Each team has to wrap up their mummy in a set amount of time, making sure to leave the nose and eye area open. After each team has finished wrapping their mummy then the mummy has to hop (with out braking any of the wrapping) down to the finish line. Then winning team gets a prize. Make sure to have plenty of paper and to play some devilish music like monster mash while the game is being played.

HALLOWEEN WORD GAME ~ Hold up index cards with jumbled letters of a Halloween word (ghost, cobweb, broomstick, skeleton etc.) displayed. The child who guesses each word first wins a prize.

HALLOWEEN RING TOSS ~ In a Halloween version of ring toss, kids stand on a line and try to toss a hula hoop around pumpkins painted with numbers (the higher numbers are further away from the starting line). Three tries for each child. The highest score wins.

SCARECROW CONTEST ~ Divide the kids into three or four groups. Have six or eight different old shirts, jeans, hats, bandannas and other accessories in a pile. Give groups 15 minutes to assemble their own scarecrow. Stuff with old newspapers or hay. Make the face from a blank pillowcase and markers. Prizes for the scariest, funniest, most authentic and the most likely to scare away crows.

SNIFF TEST ~ Dr. I.B. Wicked begins by passing containers of ingredients for the kids to sniff, explaining how each will be used to make the monster. A few tough-to-guess ingredients that are sure to wrinkle kids' noses include mouse breath (Parmesan cheese), which increases night vision; extract of grasshoppers (pine and nutmeg), which improves long-jumping ability; charred bat's feet (charred wood), excellent for hearing; and owl pellets (dry yeast), great for cunning.

HALLOWEEN CHARADES ~ To put a frenzied twist on a traditional game of charades, write out clues for Halloween characters on small slips of paper (Frankenstein, a mummy, a mad scientist, Dracula, a skeleton, a cat, a bat, a rat and so on). Put each slip inside white "ghost" balloons, blow up the balloons, and set them aside. Gather the kids into two teams and have each kid pick a player to go first. The player has exactly three minutes to choose a balloon, pop it (by any means necessary), read the clue inside, and act it out until her team guesses the clue. The child from each team to guess correctly picks the next balloon.

WAITER, THERE'S A HEAD IN MY SOUP ~ For this riotous relay race, divide your party goers into two teams of freaky waiters and waitresses, and hand each player a blown-up balloon head to decorate with permanent markers. Allow the ink to dry. In teams, the kids must race to a finish line and back, keeping their air-headed balloons perched on a paper plate (they must hold it waiter style, with arm up and wrist cocked back). If the balloon sails to the ground, the child must pick it up, put it back on her plate and finish her leg of the relay by walking backward. Before each team member starts her leg of the race, her whole team must yell out, "Waiter, there's a head in my soup!" At the end, all team players can keep their balloons.

BOO-GO ~ Make Bingo cards up on orange paper with Halloween words. Use candy corn as markers and when the kids Bingo they have to yell BOO! This idea came from Parent soup third and fourth grade message board and was provided by Molly check out our Christmas page for the way she plays this game at Christmas. THANK YOU!

MEET MR. KREEPS ~ Before the kids arrive place the following 8 slimy foods on plates of in bowls and cover with a box with hand holes cut out. The slimy foods are-- A thick slice of bologna (oversize tongue), a ham chunk in water, like caned ham, (a heart that never beat quite right), a canned halved pear (an unusually small stomach), Cooked ramen noodles rinsed in cold water (some thick, cold veins), canned, whole mushrooms (defective eyeballs), a cauliflower coated with yellow Jell-o (a genius-size brain), pickles cut in half (long, knobby toes), frozen french fries and sliced almonds (ice-cold fingrs with dry, brittle fingernails). As you tell the story have the kids move from box to box reaching inside for a first-hand experience. STORY~~ We once had an old neightbor named Mr. Kreeper. Sad old fellow. He often complained about not 'feeling' right. When he died, he donated his body to science, hoping that researchers would be touched by his story. Perhaps you can help with the diagnosis. Was his problem an (add the phrases in the () above by the slimy foods) when you read the last statement....UPDATE....Anita P. added these extra gross things for their party: purchase tiny crickets from the pet store, moss from a nearby swamp and jello with surprize toys mixed in. They covered jars with black paper so the kids couldn't see in and then labeled them with creepy names. Thanks Anita.

SUCKING UP A SEED ~ An inexpensive, fun, exciting game. You need: pumpkin seeds, paper cups, and straws. Each child recieves 1 cup, 1 straw and 5 pumpkin seeds. They then attempt to suck the seed to the end of the straw, pick it up and drop it in the cup. The first child to suck, and place all 5 seeds in cup wins. **Thank you to BJ for sending this in.**

DOUGHNUT ON A STRING ~ Tie a string around a doughnut and then tie the other end around a broom handle or stick and do the same with a few others then you hold the stick up and the kids have to eat the doughnut off without using their hands - Get the camcorder for this one. **Thank you (screen name) Gapnmore for sending to to us.**

BUG FINSHING ~ I bought a bean bag type spider (or you could make it), and attached velcro at each of the "feet" and then cut out felt bugs and you tie the spider on a string to a stick or child's fishing pole and they fish for bugs - then carry them to a bucket and go back for more. **Thank you (screen name) Gapnmore for sending this to us.**

GOOD OLD CHARADES ~ I've been doing room mom duties for several years and the hottest game is just plain old charades. Think of all the popular characters in the kids lives (teachers names, prinicipal names, cartoon characters, sport stars, animals, even inanimate objects) and write each on a slip of paper, put them in a hat, and have the kids take turns picking one out and acting it out for the class. shy kids can pass but it is a blast watching each kid interpret each character in their own way. **Thank you Cathy for sending this to us.**

 Musical Tombstones ~ A spooky variation on musical chairs that we found just raucous enough to loosen up a crowd. WHAT YOU NEED: • Folding chair for each guest • Large sheets of stiff gray paper • Basic craft supplies • Cassette of creepy music • Tape player

How to play: Step 1: Give each child two sheets of gray paper that have been cut and stapled into the shape of a tombstone. (Each stone should be large enough to fit over the back of a folding chair.) Hand out markers, glue sticks, sparkles, scissors, construction paper and—if you've had the time—paper cutouts of Halloween creatures. Have the partiers decorate their stones with creepy drawings and silly epitaphs ("Here Lies John Blake, Hit the Gas Instead of the Brake..."). Step 2: Follow the usual rules for musical chairs, except have your players carry their tombstones as they circle around the seats. When you stop the music, everyone rushes to find a chair. The player left without one is out of the game; he starts the graveyard, putting his tombstone over the back of an extra chair set to the side and sitting down. The game continues, with you removing a chair at the start of each round, until one child is left sitting with her unused tombstone and everyone else is in the graveyard. Tips: As a prize give the cassette of creepy music to the winner and the tombstones to all the players. {This game is for kids who are roughly the same size (otherwise, little kids get creamed by big ones). Elaborate costumes can be a real handicap, so help players strip down to the basics. Stash any dangerous props, such as faux swords and pointed wands. }

ZOMBIE TAG ~ This game involves the ultimate "It"—a hideous, groaning zombie whose goal is to clutch...or, tag...his victims. WHAT YOU NEED: • Gross rubber mask • Rubber hands • Blindfold How to play: Step 1: Outside, rope off a circular area, or lay down some sweatshirts in a circle, and be prepared to yell "out-of-bounds!" to your blindfolded zombie. Make sure it's a trip-proof playing area. Inside, you can play in a large reck room. Step 2: This game follows the classic rules of Marco Polo. "It" wears the rubber mask (with blindfold) and hands. Everyone has to stay within the circle while he wanders around with his arms stretched out in front, zombie style (this also keeps him from crashing). When "It" groans, all the players must groan back and extend their arms. This is how the zombie zeroes in on his victims. When a player gets tagged, she becomes the next "It" and gets to wear the mask. Tips: This game is thrilling but depending upon the zombie mask it can be frightening so we wouldn't play it with very little ones.

Spooky Spider webs game ~ You will need a different colored ball of yarn for each team. Before the party begins, tie prizes for each team at the end of each ball of yarn and hide the prizes. Then unwind the yarn around a room.....around the furniture, under tables, behind the sofa.......creating a spider web of yarn. When the party starts, pass out the loose ends of yarn to the teams. Have them wind the yarn back up into a ball, following it around the room until they find their prizes.

Pumpkin Bowling ~ This is a game that we played at my daughters school party. You need 6-10 empty plastic 2-liter bottles and a pumpkin. All you do is set the bottles up and take turns rolling the pumpkin into them. The kids really had a great time.


DING DONG SPIDERS ~ You will need Hostess Ding Dongs, chocolate liquarish and red tuped icing.You simply put the liqurish in the Ding Dongs for legs and then pipe red eyes on the top of the spider.

RICE CRISPY PUMPKINS ~ With these treats you use a mini cake pan or a cookie cutter. You will need to color your marshmallow (after you melt them) with orange food coloring. Mix your melted marshmallows and rice crispies and then press in to the mold. Then dump the pumpkin shaped treat out on wax paper. When the treat has cooled then you can put some eyes and nose and mouth on the treat with icing.

FINGER COOKIES ~ You will need 30 cylinder shaped cookies (Keebler cookie stix) -1 can vanilla frosting - green, red and yellow food coloring - 4 oz. Semisweet chocolate, melted - 2 tubes red decorating gel. Arrange cookies on rack set over jellyroll pan. In a microwave-safe container with pouring spout tint frosting a grayish green with green, red and yellow coloring. Microwave on Medium until pourable, about 30 seconds. Pour frosting over cookies to cover, letting excess drip: let stand 15 minutes. Transfer cookies on rack to another pan. Scrape up excess frosting from pan; place in bowl. With knife drop hits of frosting onto fingers for knuckles. Drag knife across knuckles for wrinkles. Transfer chocolate to plastic food storage bag with corner snipped. Pipe chocolate on ends for nails and on knuckles for wrinkles. Let stand 10 minutes. Pipe gel onto opposite ends for blood. *Woman's World October 1998

BATWITCHES ~ 16 slices pumpernickel bread, thin - 8 tsp. Mustard, divided - 8 slices American cheese - 16 deli-sliced boiled ham - pamintoes - Spread each bread slice with 1/2 tsp. Mustard. Top each of 8 bread slices with 1 slice cheese and 2 slices ham, cut to fit if necessary. Top with remaining bread. Using bat template or 3" cookie cutter cut out 2 bats from each sandwich. Use small pieces of pamentos for eyes.

GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD ~ 1 pkg chocolate sandwich cookies - 3 1/2 cups cold milk - 2 pkg (4 serving size) JELL-O chocolate flavor instant pudding - 1 tub cool whip whipped topping - Crush cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor. Pour cold milk into large mixing bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 3 cups of the cool whip and 1/2 of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 13 x 9 inch dish. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate assorted cookies with decorator icings to make "tombstones". Stand "tombstones' on top of the dessert with candy corn and pumpkins. Drop remaining cool whip by spoonfuls onto dessert to make ghosts. Boo cups. Layer pudding mixture and remaining crushed cookies in 12 to 16 paper or plastic cups. Decorate as desired.

Witch's brew ~ 1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 (46-oz) can pineapple juice, chilled - 1 (2-liter) bottle orange soda, chilled - orange sherbet (optional) - In punch bowl, stir together Eagle Brand and pineapple juice; add orange soda. Top with sherbet and serve over ice if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Broomstick brownies ~ 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate. 3/4 cup butter or margarine - 2 cups sugar - 4 eggs - 1 cup flour - 2 1/2 cups cold milk - 2 pkg. 4-serving size Jell-o vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling - Yellow and red food colorings - Heat oven to 350* grease bottom and sides of 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir sugar into chocolate. Mix in eggs. Blend in flour. Spread in pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately poke holes to bottom of brownies 1 inch apart with round handle of wooden spoon. Pour cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 1 minute. Stir in 2 drops yellow and 4 drops red food coloring until orange. Quickly pour 1/2 of mixture into brownie holes. Let remaining pudding stand to thicken slightly. Swirl over top. Add a dollop of cool whip, if desired.

Haunted pizza ~ 1 18 oz. Roll refrigerated sugar-cookie bough - 4 3.5 oz. Containers vanilla pudding - 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs or 20 chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed - assorted candies, jelly worms, candy coated chocolate covered peanuts and gumdrops. Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a 12 inch pizza pan or 3 baking sheets. With lightly floured hands, pat the cookie dough into prepared pizza pan. If using baking sheets, divide dough into thirds and pat each third into a 7 inch circle on to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes for pizza pan or 8 to 10 minutes for smaller circles of dough, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Spread vanilla pudding over baked cookie. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Cover and chill. Meanwhile, decorate cookie tombstones. Press cookies into pudding layer of pizza. If necessary, support back, of cookies with some of the candies. Decorate "graveyard" with candies. Create peering eyes with candy coated chocolate peanuts' make shoes, feet and hands with gumdrops' and arrange jelly worms. Cover and chill up to 4 hours before serving.

Mummy dogs ~ 1 pkg. Refrigerated crescent roll dough - 8 hot dogs - 1 canned, pitted colossal black olive - roasted red pepper from a jar. Preheat oven to 375*. On floured surface unroll dough in 1 piece. Press together seams to form rectangle. With knife cut 1 1/2' strip from 1 short side. Cut strip into 8 pieces set aside. Cur remaining dough to form 8 rectangles, each about 5" x 2". With knife make 1/2" wide, 1/2" deep cuts along both long sides of each rectangle. Place hot dogs in centers of rectangles, then crisscross strips over. Press on reserved dough pieces for faces. Press on olives bits for eyes' pepper pieces for mouths. On ungreased baking sheet bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Bloody eyeball punch ~ 2 pkgs. 3 oz each, cranberry gelatin - 3 large apples, (granny smith, peeled) - 2 tbs. Raisins - 4-5 drops red food coloring - 1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale, chilled - 1 bottle (64 oz) allple juice, chilled. Prepared gelatin mixes according to package directions for "Jigglers," pour into 9" x 9" pan. Refrigerate until set. With melon baller scoop "eyeballs" from apple. On flat side of each ball, cut out small hole' insert raisin. In bowl toss balls with coloring until tinted. Dip bottom of gelatin pan in hot water to loosen ; turn out onto cutting board. Cut into thin ribbons. In puch bowl combine ale with juice. Add ribbon "veins" and "eyeballs" serve immediately.

**Blue Slime ~ 1 (16)oz package blueberry flavored gelatin, 3 cups lemomade, chilled, 3cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled. In a large mixing bowl, combine gelatin and two cups of boiling water; stir until dissolved. Stir in four cups of cold water. Cover and chill at least four hours. Gelatin will be partially set. To serve stir gelatin with a large spoon, fork or wire whisk until gelatin is broken into small pieces. Place 1/4 cup of the lemonade in a large, clear glass or plastic tumbler. Add 1/2 cup of the gelatin to the lemonade, then add 1/4 cup of the carbonated beverage. Stir slightly and you're ready to slurp some slime. Makes 12 servings.

**Magically delicious Hats ~ 1 cup tiny marshmallows, 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup candy corn, 1/2 cup large milk chocolate pieces, 20 plain, colored, and /or chocolate cones, six 2-oz squares chocolate or vanilla falvored candy coating, melted, Twenty 2 to 3 inch chololate cookies, Assorted small candies. In a medium bowl, stir together marshmallows, peanuts, candy corn, and chocolate pieces. Set mixture aside. Place ice cream cones on the wax-paper lined baking sheet. Spread outside of cones with melted chocolate or vanilla coating. If desired, sprinkle small candies on the cone before the coating dries completely. Let coating dry. Turn cones upside down and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the marshallow mixture. Place the cones upside down inside a mug and brush a generous amount of melted chocolate or vanilla coating along the bottom edge of the cone. Press a cookie against the coating and let dry. Carefully turn the cone right side up onto the wax paper lined baking sheet. Decorate the outside of the plain cones with small candies, using the melted coating to stick the candies onto the cone.

PUTRID PUNCH ~ This sick looking punch looks disqusting but tastes divine. Empty a .13 oz package of lemon-lime kool-aid into a punch bowl. Add 1 cup of sugar and 8 cups of water and stir until dissolved. Stir in 1 can of frozen orange juice concentrated. Just before serving add 4 cups of ginger ale, and ice cubes with worms frozen inside them. Then float three scoops of orange sherbert on top. Before long, the punch will be green and infested with worms. Serves 14

SNAKE VENOM PUNCH ~ 8 cups lemon-lime gatorade; 6 cups Mountain Dew Soda; 2 cups lemon-lime seltzer; 2 cups lime sherbet; gummi snakes or worms. Mix first 3 ingredienas. Refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving add sherbet. Garnish with snakes or worms. Makes 16 servings.

GHOSTLY PEANUT BLOODER SANDWICHES ~16 Slices firm white bread, about 16oz.: 1 cup creamy peanut butter; 1jar (71/2 oz.) marshmallow fluff or creme; Black licorice laces. Spread each of 8 bread slices with 2 TBS. peanut butter; top with remaining bread. Place on jellyroll pan; freeze 20 minutes. On work surface using ghost template or 3" cookie cutter cut out ghost from each sandwich; return to rack set in jellyroll pan discarding scraps. In microwave safe bowl heat marshmallow fluff on high until softened and very spreadable. 30-45 seconds. With small spatula sread 2 TBS> fluff over top and sides of each sandwich (fluff will smooth out as sandwiches stand.) Cut small pieces from licorice lace for eyes. Makes 8 sandwiches.

BUGERS ON A STICK ~You will need cheez whiz food coloring and pretzel sticks. You color up the cheez whiz to a greenish color and then dip the sticks in to the cheez whiz. This is simple and a really gross idea.

DRACULA'S EYES ~ 1/2 cup peanut butter; 3 Tbsp. butter, softened' 1 cup sifted powdered sugar; 4 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating; M&M's (assorted colors). In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined. Shaped into 1-inch balls: place on waxed paper. Let stand about 20 minutes or until dry. In a small saucepan melt candy coating over low heat. Dip balls, one at a time into coating. Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls. Place on waxed paper. Immediately press a M&M into the center of each peanut butter ball. Let stand until coating is firm. Add a dot of black gel to the center of candy pieces for pupils. Drizzle red gel onto balls for bloodshot eyes. Makes about 20 eyeballs..

Skeleton Crude-ite ~ This vegetable platter calls for a sick, inventive mind. The kids will love the idea while parents will enjoy its healthiness. Choose the freshest vegetables you can and set to work creating your own original display. You can prep the vegetables the night or day before the party and store them, soaking in water, in the refrigerator. When you're ready, just drain and pat dry. Serve with Dip for Brains.

Dip for Brains ~ THE PERFECT HEAD FOR SKELETON CRUDITE Ingredients: 3 cups low-fat yogurt * 1 cup mayonnaise * 1/2 cup peach jam * 1 tbsp. orange juice * 1/2 tsp. to 1 tbsp. mild curry powder * 1/2 tsp. white pepper Directions: Stir all the ingredients in a skull-size bowl or scooped-out head of lettuce and refrigerate. Serve with vegetables, crackers, pita slices, or as the head for Skeleton Crudite. Makes 8 servings.

Chocolate Slime ~ Finally, some slime the kids can sink their teeth into. For eight kids, we separated this recipe into two bowls of fondue so there wouldn't be too much shoving. Ingredients: 8 2-ounce bars of baking white chocolate * 2 tablespoons heavy cream * 6 to 12 drops green food coloring *

Angel food cake, cut in large cubes * Red and green grapes, rinsed and removed from stem * 2 to 3 bananas, sliced into 1-inch rounds * 2 to 3 red or green apples, rinsed, cored and sliced * 2 oranges, peeled and divided into sections * 1 to 2 pineapples, cut into large chunks Directions : In a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate uncovered in a microwave set on medium-high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for additional 10- to 20-second intervals until smooth. Don't overcook. (For an alternative method, use a glass or nonreactive double boiler set on medium-low heat. Stir regularly until the chocolate is smooth.) Add the cream and food coloring and stir thoroughly. Keep warm in a double boiler or fondue pot and present with cut cake and fresh fruits. Makes 8 servings.

Spider Pretzels ~It's easy to make these arachnid treats, and they look positively lifelike as they crawl all over the table. For each spider: 2 round crackers * 2 tsp. smooth peanut butter * 8 small pretzel sticks * 2 raisins * Directions: With the peanut butter, make a cracker sandwich. Insert 8 pretzel "legs" into the filling. With a dab of peanut butter, set 2 raisin eyes on top.

MAGIC POTION ~ What you will need.......1 cup boiling water, 2 packages lime flavored gelatin (4 serving size), 3 cups cold water, 1 1/2 quarts lemon-lime soda (sprite or 7-up) chilled, 1/2 cup sugar, gummy worms, Night Crawler ice ring. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir cold water in to the dissolved gelatin. Add lemon-lime soda and sugar. Sir mixture well. For the Night Crawler ring you will need.........1 cup gummy worms, 1 quart lemon lime thirst quencher drink Arrange gummy worms in bottom of a 5 cup ring mold, fill mold with drink and freeze until solid (over night) This is better when done a day or two ahead.

CANDY CORN COOKIES ~ 3/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1 egg yolk 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt COOKIE GLAZE.....4 cups powered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, yellow and orange food colors COOKIES.....Cream butter and sugars together, add egg yolk. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Cover the dough and chill for about 3 to 4 hours. Preheat oven to 350*. Roll dough on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 3 inch candy corn shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 8 to 10 min. Cool on a wire rack. GLAZE..... Mix powdered sugar and milk in bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk as needed to make pourable glaze. Place wire racks over waxed paper. Divide Cookie Glaze among three small bowls. Color 1/3 glaze with yellow food color and 1/3 with orange food color. Leave remaining glaze white. Spoon glazes over cookies to resemble candy corn.

Mummy cookies ~ 2/3 cup butter or margarine, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup Cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup Hershey's mini chips semi sweet chocolate, 1 to 2 tablespoons shortening Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until blended. Mix in 1 cup Mini chips. Refrigerate dough 15 to 20 Min. or until firm enough to handle. Preheat oven to 350*. Using 1 tablespoon of dough roll it into 3 1/2 inch carrot shape, this will form the mummy body. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet. To make the head, use 1 teaspoon dough, roll into ball the size and shape of a grape, press onto wide end of body. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 8 or 9 min. cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Place 1 2/3 cups white chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in microwave safe pie plate or shallow bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute stir until chips are melted. Coat tops of cookies by placing one cookie at a time on table knife or narrow metal spatula, spoon white chip mixture evenly over cookie to coat. Place coated cookies on wax paper. Melt additional chips with shortening if needed for additional coating. As coating begins to set on cookies, using a toothpick, score lines and facial features into coating to resemble mummy. Place 2 mini chips on each cookie for eyes. Store, covered in cool dry place. (If mixture begins to thicken return to microwave for a few seconds)

**Better Homes and Gardens October 1999