Kids of all ages love to celebrate Halloween and decorating the house (and themselves!) is all part of the fun. Here are some ideas for decorations.
1. This time of year it’s all about pumpkins and some people can carve all sorts of wonderfully weird and scary images into the sides of these gourds. But it’s not the easiest – or cleanest job in the world so how about decorating your pumpkins instead? From adding googly eyes (which your toddler can help with) to covering your painted pumpkin with black satin ribbon bats, there’s no ending to making your pumpkin look ‘out of this world’! Take a look over on the Good Housekeeping website for more ideas.
2. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without going trick or treating, so why not let you’re your little ones decorate their own treat boxes? Available from Baker Ross, these card boxes come in four different designs and cost just £2.75 for a pack of eight. They’re easy to assemble, so let the kids’ imaginations run riot!
3. A cat face garland complete with fairy lights will brighten up the mantel or could even be strung up in the window! Simply follow these instructions from Country Living to create the cat faces and then string fairy lights through them to complete your garland. If you’re feeling even more creative, substitute the cat faces for witches or bats or you could include all three in your garland!
4. How about making a Halloween Moon Mobile, with witches and bats flying around it? This is a good family or group project which your little ones can join in with too. All the instructions and templates can be found on the Activity Village website.
5. Make some bat pegs with the kids! Paint some wooden pegs with black acrylic paint and allow to dry. Draw a single bat wing onto a sheet of black card and cut it out, then repeat to make more bat wings. Carefully glue the painted pegs to the middle of two black card wings and leave to dry before hanging up as decorations. You could clip these to curtains, a hallway mirror or find yourself a nice small, stemmy branch, stand it in a wine bottle and clip the bats to the stems. Check these (and other ideas) out on the Ideal Home website.
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