If you’re looking to get into the spirit of Halloween but are trying to avoid the sugar high – we tested out some spooky activities at home in the name of research (you can tell the kids had an awful time – said no one ever).
I am not a mum who is terribly organised when it comes to crafting and creating at home – it’s not that I can’t do it… it’s just that life is busy and I am very guilty of not taking a day to just do creative things at home with the kids.
So when I floated the idea of checking out some Halloween activities and then having a go at doing them ourselves it was met with great enthusiasm… we even got dressed up for the occasion (I forgot to get into the camera frame – but I had a witches outfit on, my face painted green and about 5 big black moles Immi drew on my face… it was a great look – and, if I am totally honest, a little itchy… what do they put in that stuff?).
For this post, I asked my crafty/creative bloggy friends to help me out with their best Halloween posts (you can find the links at the bottom). We would have loved to have done them all… but a trip to Spotlight and the hair, makeup and set design alone took half the day. So we were left with enough time to test out two activities before I needed to get the green facepaint off before our friends arrived for dinner (and that $3 facepaint was also starting to eat my face off… who needs to pay hundreds for a chemical peel!?).
First up is a craft activity the kids really enjoyed – and they are super proud of the outcome. If you’d like to check out the full tutorial visit Coloured Buttons for the details.
Our second activity was a very quick and easy one – but quite exciting! It was a Bubbling Brew (you can find the full tutorial on The Craft Train).
If you’re looking for some other Halloween ideas check out:
- Spooky lunchbox ideas on Kidgredients.
- Bat pins, paper-chain ghosts and the Halloween bag (as demonstrated above) on Coloured Buttons.
- Halloween play dough on Picklebums.
- How to make a Bubbling Brew on The Craft Train (as demonstrated above).
- Childhood 101 have 15 simple spider activities!
- Always wanted to carve a Jack’O Lantern? Well, Be A Fun Mum posted this great tutorial.
- For bat fans this bat pumpkin decorating activity by Mother Natured combines a couple Halloween themes and you can learn stuff too.
- It seems the queen of Halloween is Danya Banya – activities, decorations, food, jokes, slime – all the Halloween is here.
- Want some easy Halloween activities to print out? Check out this online book by The Craft Train
This blog post came about as a result of Meetoo being a Carnival Halloween Ambassador.