Are you a family that goes all out celebrating Halloween? I love to do a couple of little things just to mark the occasion with the kids, so have just finished trawling through Pinterest and my favourite blogs for some Halloween inspiration. Click through to see what I found!
It’s only proper to start with setting the Halloween scene at home and while children may want to cover the walls in orange and black, we have a couple of smaller activities to channel that spooktacular energy. A Ghostie Garland begs to be hung from a mantle or window – we have a cute white felt version from Wild Olive blog or a slightly scarier version from Live Laugh Rowe blog. Both are super easy and require minimal materials.
I’m a sucker for a wreath. I’m also mad about washi tape, so when these worlds collide, I’m positively overenthusiastic about the project. Traditional wreath projects are usually tricky, time consuming and expensive. But (wait for it) – this glorious Halloween Wreath from Tatertots and Jello blog is not any of those things! If you’ve got a collection of jar lids you can do this easily – or just use a cut up cardboard tube!
Creepy crawly is the main objective with Halloween-themed craft and I love this Hand Print Spider tutorial from I Pinned It blog. A bit of black paint and some googly eyes is all you need for some fabulous squirmy fun. For some three dimensional spider action, preschoolers will love to create their very own eight legged friends with this Incy Wincy Spider tutorial from My Little 3 and Me.
A little bit of creativity in the kitchen goes a long way this Halloween. The owl cupcakes from Moje Wypieki take the cake in cute hootness – the tutorial (when translated into English) is easy to follow. It’s not too early to whip out your gingerbread man cutter either, especially when these cute Christmas biscuits become Halloween gingerbread vampires! See how to attempt such a delicious makeover with this tutorial from The Kitchen Is My Playground.
If you’re throwing a Halloween party then here’s some quick ideas that scream scary shindig! Ditch the treat bags for spooky glove hands a la The Queen’s Card Castle – how awesome! Super easy party decorations include Halloween Jack-O-Lantern balloons as seen here from Trendenser.
Now what to snack on at your super scary Halloween party? How about Monster dip (complete with eyeballs, see picture top of post) and mouthy apples from Thirty Handmade Days and Halloween Cheeseburgers from Instructables. Then be sure not to let anyone go home without their own bag of Pumpkin Poo – free printable labels can be found at Somewhat Simple.
Let us know if you plan to try any of these activities and please share what other Halloween things you love to do!