This year, instead of purchasing a variety of cheap plastic decorations at the store, have your professional au pair work with your children to create unique and easy DIY decorations that they can put up around the house.

Not only is this a great way for your kids to start getting excited about Halloween, it is also an opportunity for your au pair to have fun participating in a uniquely American holiday.

From “Mason Jar Mummies” to “Candle Ghosts” to “Pinecone Spiders,” this blog post from Working Mother magazine is sure to provide some great starting points for DIY Halloween decorations, many using objects you may already have lying around the house.

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