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Children’s Halloween Craft Ideas

Halloween Window Decorations

We love making our own Halloween decorations to display in our windows. We use Amos glass deco pens to create our own peelable window stickers. These pens are easy to use, you just make your design on the plastic sheet provided and then when they are dry peel off and stick on your window. They can easily be removed from the window afterwards. Take a look at my post on these amazing pens and what you can create.

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Pumpkin Carving

Of course pumpkin carving has to be on the list. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without it. To add more fun to this activity why not visit a pick your own farm to collect your pumpkins instead of buying them from the supermarket. This will help show children where they come from and how they are grown as well as getting everyone out in the fresh air.

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When carving your pumpkins I would advise that you invest in a pumpkin carving kit. I always used to use a knife which was difficult and the kids couldn’t really join in but since I found the carving kits it has made it so much easier and they are safer for children to use.

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Halloween Tote Bags

Decorating your own Halloween tote bags is a fun activity.  Just get some plain tote bags and some fabric paint or even sharpies and create your own Halloween designs. When you are creating them I would advise sticking a piece of cardboard inside to stop the design transfering through to the other side. Once they have dried you will have a cool tote bag to collect up your Halloween candy.

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Halloween Biscuits

These are an easy, quick and yummy Halloween craft. Just get some digestive biscuits, white marshmallows and pink icing. Spread the pink icing on either side of the biscuit, place some white marshmallows inside cut 2 marshmallows into a fang shapes and place on either side then put the two biscuits together to make a mouth.

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Halloween Dolls

When I worked as a childminder I got through so many of these handy cut out dolls they are perfect to make into anything. These are a great simple Halloween craft as you can turn them into mummies, vampires, zombies ect. You can then use them as a Halloween display afterwards. All you need is some colouring pens and imagination.

Halloween Hama Bead bowls

Halloween hama bead bowls make great bowls to put your Halloween candy in for your trick or treaters and look really cool as well. Take a look at my blog post on Hama bead bowls for instructions on how to make them. 

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Halloween Rock Painting

A great way to spread the Halloween joy is to paint some rocks in spooky pictures and hide around outside for people to find. Take a look at my post on Rock painting to find out more and what paints are best to use.

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What is the rock painting/hiding craze all about!

We are all loving the rock painting craze and have enjoyed getting involved in it, me included. It is such a great activity not only do you get to let your artistic side flow when painting the rocks but it helps you get out and about when you go to hide them.

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The hiding and finding of the rocks is Facebook led so on the back of your rock you would write the Facebook page and then when someone finds it they take a picture and post on the page and then re-hide it for the next person. We have a local page Taunton Rocks but if you don’t have one for where you live there is a UK wide page called Love on the rocks UK.

First things first you need to collect your rocks you can buy rocks or you can find them but remember that taking rocks from a beach is illegal (although I am sure a lot of people have done this). When it comes to painting you need to use a strong paint we found acrylic paint works well and is easily available and then we used sharpies or paint pens to add any details. Posca paint pens are really great specialist pens for rock painting although they can be a bit pricey, we have also used these paint pens that work well to.  

So your picture survives the elements when outside it needs to be sealed we use ModPodge to do this as I always have a bottle handy but you can also use a specialist paint sealer.

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Once your masterpiece is finished you need to find a place to hide it so it can be found and re-hidden for the next person to find. I have to admit some of the rocks don’t get to be hidden as the girls want to keep them which is fine as they brighten up the garden and plant pots.

Please be advised though wildlife charities have put out a plea that glitter, googley eyes or stickers are not used on rocks due to them causing problems to wildlife.

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