It’s nearing the one time of the year when we embrace all things spooky, fun and frightful – yes, Halloween is nearing and we have a cauldron of DIY crafts and yummy kitchen spells (and by spells, I mean recipes, just to be clear). Let the fun begin!
The ultimate Halloween themed morning or afternoon tea will be dotted with scary details, but for cake we love this easy peasy Monster Eye Cake from The Cake Blog. A packet of Oreos practically makes you a pastry chef here folks – no need to be scared!
Love The Day has our back this Halloween with a brilliant free download for DIY Halloween Bat Straws – just print and cut them out, too easy!
If baking is your thing and you’re keen to show off, here’s your chance. Eighteen25‘s Creepy Cupcakes – complete with their toy skeletal hand (similar can be found in Big W and the Halloween sections of discount stores) – will be sure to have children in squeals of delight and maybe a little in fright.
For those who are looking for a quick fix in the kitchen without baking, cooking or mixing a thing – you can’t get much cuter (I mean scarier) than Mandarin Pumpkins. Food Design shows us when armed with a fine permanent marker in the kitchen, creativity is as easy as drawing spooky faces on fruit.
Give your biscuits the Halloween edge as seen here by the very talented Crumbs and Corkscrews with this Fred Gingerdead Men cutter. Alternatively, your Christmas gingerbread man cookie cutter can moonlight as an impressive skeleton during Halloween.
In true grisly style, lunch can be served by way of Severed Fingers In A Bun. We know, completely gross but full points for impressing the kids with your awesomeness. Check out PartyTipz on how to cut your fingers just right!
Now that we have hungry tummies sorted, those discarded toilet rolls that drive you batty on the toilet floor? Now you can make bats from them! Practically Functional have a fantastic step by step guide showing how to make the transformation from the toilet to creatures of the night.
Decorating your house and yard is a good way to let the kids in your street know you’re taking part in Halloween festivities. Better Homes and Gardens shows how a simple roll of black tape and a big fake spider on the front door or windows is a cracking good start.
I adore this idea for some ghastly ghostly (but more pretty) outdoor trees. It’s amazing what you can do with quite a few pairs of white stockings, water balloons and a packet of glow-sticks. Head on over to Brit + Co for more details on how to pull this one off!
Young children will love to get busy with a roll of tape and some googly eyes making No Time For Flash Cards‘ Masking Tape Mummies. Buy a roll of magnet tape to put on the back and let them get busy covering (or mummifying) the fridge.
The Pop Stick and Yarn Spider Web from Buggy and Buddy is a great craft for not only decorating, but also for children to learn and practice new skills, though I think they’d be addictive to make so prepare for the onslaught!
Need to while away some time and distract excited kids before trick or treating? The Spirited Puddle Jumper has the solution – Ghost Bowling will surely keep little ones busy.
Older children could be kept busy with the fantastic Halloween Paper Lanterns tutorial from the clever crew at The Crafting Chicks.
We wish you a fun Halloween! Let us know on Facebook if you try any of these activities or recipes, we’d love to hear from you.