‘Tis the season for crafty tricks and delicious treats!
Looking for more ways to include your dog in your Halloween celebrations?
We’ve scared up some great seasonal dog treat recipes for hungry hounds. Then we paired those with excellent doggie decorating DIY projects—both easy and advanced. Check ’em out!
Amazing tricks and treats for your Halloween hound
Delicious, healthy dog treat recipes for Halloween
While pumpkin is a wonderful food for dogs, please remember that chocolate is not! Some recipes we’ve seen listed as “dog safe” call for white chocolate which is still a source of theobromine, the ingredient in chocolate that’s deadly to dogs.
You can substitute white or regular carob chips in recipes that call for chocolate for a dog-safe version. Check out these tasty recipes:
- Peanut Butter Frosted Pupcakes: Celebrate fall in style with this healthy recipe. Makes six cupcakes or one small cake or loaf.
- Low Calorie Pumpkin Cookie: If you’ve already got some spooky cookie cutters on hand (or heck, a bone shape works all year round!), this is a great recipe that should roll and cut easily.
- Fido’s Frosting: Feeling fancy? Order up some pre-made yogurt-based doggie icing (or make your own) to decorate and draw on your homemade dog treats and cakes.
- Pumpkin Leather: For dogs who prefer a chewy snack, try this recipe—or this impossibly easy trick for Sweet Potato Chews (hint: the only ingredient is sweet potato).
DIY decor of doggie doom
Need more pumpkins in your life? Better Homes and Gardens has a great collection of dog breed stencils for easy pumpkin carving—just print, tape, and use a pin or nail to transfer the lines.
Want something more personalized? Check out this painted pumpkin project you can do with any picture of your dog.
Advanced DIY for creepy crafters
Looking for something a little more unique and challenging? For the craftiest of witches and warlocks, we bring you this awesome how-to project from the movie A Nightmare Before Christmas. You may remember Zero’s dog house from the graveyard in Halloween town. This indoor-outdoor item is ready to be the centerpiece in your own ghouly graveyard display.
If you’re looking for some great DIY costume ideas for you dog, we’ve got that covered here as well. Have a great Halloween with your dog at your side!