Halloween Inspired Arts and Crafts

Halloween is such a fun time of year for children and their families. It may look different this year so the Parenting Team have put together our most faboolous activity ideas for the whole family to have some skele-fun!

WARNING! Hollow-een pun overload!

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving is a long time tradition and symbol for Halloween.  Here’s how!

  1. Choose a pumpkin and use a sharp knife to cut off the crown.
  2. Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the seeds and fibres
  3. With a marker pen, ask your child to draw a simple outline of a face on the pumpkin. Use a small sharp knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin, light it and replace the crown.

Always cut away from you in case the knife slips!

Monster Tubes

Collect toilet and kitchen rolls. Use paint, stickers, glitter, googly eyes, feathers and pipe cleaners and let your child’s imagination run wild, creating spook-tacular monsters!

Halloween Bunting

Using paper cut and decorate Halloween images, such as ghosts, pumpkins, witches.  Peg the pictures to a piece of string and decorate your house or child’s bedroom.

Play Dough Monsters

Create some Fangtastic monsters using play dough.  For quick and easy play dough recipe follow link here!

Sweet Basket

Click on this link for a template of a Halloween sweet basket. Cut out the template and create your most boo-tiful design. Decorate using paint, pens, pencils, stickers, glue or glitter!

Slime Making

To make the most gruesome slime, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Measure 1/2 cup of PVA glue and pour into your bowl.

STEP 2: Add 1/2 cup of water and mix the two ingredients together.

STEP 3: Once the two are well mixed, add food color and glitter.

STEP 4: Add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture and mix it in

STEP 5: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.

Do you have any more ideas to add?

Looking for healthy Halloween inspired treat ideas? Check out the Early Start Nutrition’s blog here!

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