Americans plan to spend an estimated $6.9 billion this year on Halloween decorations, costumes, and candy. To put that into perspective, the Titanic was built for about the same price (in 1910 dollars).
DIY candy is out of my league, but here’s a cute DIY decorations craft project: egg carton bats.
Just take an egg carton, cut it into 3-egg sections, and trim it into the approximate shape of a bat. Paint it black, then add eyes with white paint or stickers. Spooky!
DIY costumes are left as an exercise for the reader…