Let’s get Halloween Ready

Here are some fun ideas for you to do this Halloween. October is most definitely the spooky craft month. I remember the days, when you used to quickly whip out a black bin liner and don some wight face paint, before going out trick or treating… the bin bag days are long gone (unless of course you are making an easy DIY witch costume).. and the Halloween Crafting sessions start bang on the 1st October!

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So to help you on your journey this October, I have once again picked out some favouriet Halloween Crafts and activities for you.

First up, you simply have to check out this super cute Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers. This is a comprehensive guide of crafting with young kids. The spooky season can be incredibly cute you know.. not a scary craft in sight.

For starters, you can make an adorable Apple Print Pumpkin Wreath! Apple printing in Autumn is super fun anyway (especially if you have a fruit tree in the garden and are wondering what to do with all your surplus fruit). The best bit, you can make lots and lots of orange apple stamps and turn them in Jack O’Lanterns. With lots of different faces. A great way to explore emotions too.. make things a great SEL resource. Afterall, though Halloween is fun, it is filled with MANY emotions, from excitement to a little fear or uncertainty of the unknown too!

When crafting with little ones, paper plates are a great resource. They are cheap and eco friendly and surprisingly versatile. And yes, we have a set of Paper Plate Halloween Crafts for you to look at today. This includes the super popular How to make a Halloween (or St Martin’s Day) Lantern from paper plates! A lantern is a great way to brighten the evening and make younger kids feel a little safer, whilst creating a magical feel to your evenings.

Similarly, if you have some older kids, I think they will enjoy these Day of the Dead Luminaries! They are super quick and really easy to make and guess what – FREE to download. Well.. what are you waiting for.. hop on over.

If things have been a little too excting of late, you may want to come things down with some mindfulness time. Put on some music or a Halloween story to listen too and have a go at some Halloween Coloring Pages. Here is a great set of Halloween printables, that not only are fun to color, but also double up as a “surprise Halloween card“, or expandable Halloween card. Basically, color, fold in a special way and see what surprise is waiting for you under the pumpkin! So fun.

This year.. why not have a go at these ridiculously CUTE No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating ideas? They are easy, no mess and the best bit.. you can Eat Your Pumpkin too!

Finally, check out our super simple Halloween Cookies! Combine gingerbread man cookie cutters and your favorite sugar cookie to make these quirky Halloween Zombies.

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