Kids’ Halloween crafts and classes: Boo-goo to bat smarts

Pumpkin carving isn’t the only way kids can get creative on Halloween. Here are seven other arts-and-crafts opportunities for kids this season, from glow-in-the-dark slime workshops to paint-and-sip afternoons featuring milk and cookies instead of wine and cheese.

Michaels Halloween workshops

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WHEN | WHERE 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at all Michaels stores
COST The Oct. 14 and 28 workshops require buying a T-shirt at Michaels, which is selling them for $3.33 each; Oct. 21 is free.
INFO 800-Michaels (800-642-4235);
These Saturday workshops don’t require advance registration. On Oct 14, participants will make Halloween-themed T-shirts; on Oct. 21, it’s glow-in-the-dark slime time, and on Oct. 28 kids can create one of five simple last-minute Halloween costumes, using a T-shirt as a base.

South Fork Natural History Museum: Go batty for bats

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WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
COST $5 materials fee plus museum admission of $15 per adult, $10 children 3 to 12, free children 2 and younger; advance registration required
INFO 631-537-9735;
Kids learn about bats while creating a bat-habitat diorama to take home. Environmental educator Jan Porinchak will bring in preserved bat skeletons and a taxidermy bat to show the kids. Participants will then paint, cut and model with clay. Recommended for ages 9 and older. 

Chocolate Works in Garden City: Sweet and spooky

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WHEN | WHERE Drop in weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call for times on weekends; Chocolate Works, The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, 916 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Check other area Chocolate Works stores in Bellmore, Commack,…

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