Thursday, 23 October 2014

5 Easy Halloween crafts

There are lots of wonderful things you can make with the kids at this time of year but sometimes you just want something quick and easy.
1. Simple shape witches
Cute witches, cata and wands made from basic shapes cut from sugar paper stuck together. Learning shapes is an added bonus to this one.
2. Pumpkin painting
I like painting our pumpkins instead of carving them as there are no guts to scoop out and young children can do the whole thing themselves without adult help and it can take as much time as you like. We especially like digging out glow in the dark paint and glitter for extra spookiness!
3. Still life drawing
Pumpkins( and other squash) are fun to draw Arrange them on a table and let your little one feel them and look at them from different angles, talk about the shapes and colours then do some still life drawings.
4. Potato print pumpkins
I already posted about our apple print pumpkin decorations but don't forget the humble potato print!
5. Chocolate finger sparklers
OA pintrest find, these are perhaps more for bonfire night but still easy and fun. Simply dip the end of chocolate fingers into a cup of warm water then dip into sprinkles. The warm water melts the chocolate so the sprinkles stick. Yum!

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