Five Halloween activities to do with your children
Looking for some fun-filled spooky activities to do with your children this half-term? Make sure you’re ready for 31st October with these five ideas for Halloween activities and crafts – and don’t forget the pumpkin-carving!
We’ve also put together a Halloween reading list – perfect for bedtime stories (you’ll only find friendly ghosts and witches here).
Halloween jar lanterns
Now the days are shorter and the nights darker, there’s no better way to set the scene than with some flickering candlelight – parents can take charge of the candles, but kids can help out by creating these easy jar lanterns. It’s also an ideal way to use up any old jam jars you have lying around.
Even if you decide not to go trick-or-treating yourselves, you might find lots of little monsters finding their way to your door – welcome them in with this pretty Halloween tree. It’s very autumnal, so there’s no reason why you can’t keep this after Halloween’s been and gone.
Make your own witch hat
It’s really easy to make your own witches’ hats at home, and fun too! To make it easier for kids to help out, you can make the template of the hat first and let them decorate it with paint, glitter and any other embellishment they like. Find a step-by-step guide here.
Hanging foam bats
Hang these from a tree outside, or use them to decorate your home – they’re really easy to make and look great. All you need to create these is some craft foam, googly eyes and string – find out how to do it here.
Spooky stuffed peppers
Because no party is complete with snacks! Pumpkin-carving on a smaller scale, these stuffed peppers are delicious, healthy and full of the Halloween spirit. Use green peppers for a Frankenstein-inspired dinner, and orange for mini-pumpkins – find out how to do it here.