One thing is for sure Halloween will not be cancelled due to Coronavirus, however, trick or treating may look a little different. My area is a magnet for local trick and treaters so many people go above and beyond and it brings so much joy to everyone so here are some tips for Socially Distanced Trick and Treating for Halloween.
DIY Mummy Trick or Treat Bowl is a paid collaboration with HARIBO for the #HariboShareTheScare campaign. Don’t you just love a five minute craft that is easy and even better reversible and it is the perfect bowl to welcome your trick or treaters with this Halloween especially when filled with my boys’ favourite HARIBO ScareMix.
Get making this Halloween – Ghastly Ghosts and Bats is a paid collaboration with the Year of Engineering. I am delighted to be teaming up with The Holiday Makers again to share with you a simple and spooky engineering experiment this Halloween. We are going to show you how to make Tissue Paper ghosts and bats move and dance without touching them. Want to find out more? Keep reading……
These Halloween Crafts are perfect for getting into the seasonal spirit with kids of all ages. I really do not need any excuse to craft, but if you are looking for one it can not have escaped your attention that it is nearly Halloween. For me it is a great reason to get making and baking with the boys and we start to decorate the Mad House with all our homemade decorations from early October! If you are looking for inspiration, then I have this super roundup for you of our Halloween crafts for kids. These are the Halloween things that we have made over the years, so there will be more »
Ghosts in a Jar Halloween Craft is a paid collaborative post with Bostik. Fancy catching some ghosts for your Halloween decoration, well we have you covered and these are really special ghost catching jars that stop them dematerialising. Yes, ghosts can go through walls, but these jars are magical and keep them captured and out of mischief!
Every Halloween we splash out on capes, broomsticks and witches hats and every year 300,000 tonnes of clothes end up in the bin. Scary right? Well, I am working with Hubbub this Halloween to bring you 5 DIY Halloween Outfits from things you have at home. These kids DIY Halloween costumes are simple to make and I basically raided the airing cupboard and wardrobes.
We are big Halloween lovers here and we have collated a superb selection of free Halloween printables including colouring pages, carving patterns, masks, treat bags, games, decorations and other spooky crafts. These are some of the cutest and fun Halloween Printables I have seen in a long time. All you need to do is print off what you want. Free and easy!
Are you feeling all autumnal yet? We certainly are. We picked the last two butternut squash from our garden this week and are enjoying lots of pumpkin soup. We are also still in the mood for pumpkin craft and I had some orange yarn left over from our pumpkin paper plate lacing craft, so we came up with a variation on our Sunflower paper plate weaving, Pumpkin paper plate weaving.
I love decorating seasonally and also with the dark nights, I am a big fan of using light to decorate too. Last year we made some super simple jar lanterns for Halloween and we decided to add to them this year. These Halloween lanterns are really easy to make Look great too and are a fantastic way to reuse any old jars that you may have.
One of our annual traditions is making a Gingerbread House at Christmas and decorating it. It is such a fun activity and we decided that doing it only once a year was not on and a poor use of our mould, so we decided that for the next year we are going to make a seasonal house and this is our haunted gingerbread house. We had so much fun making and decorating it.
ini is also joining in with the Spooky Scribe team and below is his story, which the team at Asda are going to to add to a book for him to keep. So without further ado, I present you Mini’s story, which he typed up himself and added the clip art too (he is six and I am in awe of his computer skills)! I guess you can make out from this story, that Mini has a sweet tooth.
It has been a wet, wild and windy week in TheMadHouse and what with the dark nights and dark mornings we need something to look forward to, so we are going to start on our Halloween Preparations. Last year we did lots of things and I thought I would do a nice review post for you here to get you in the mood for the spooky festivities. I will also be holding a special Halloween Children’s Craft Showcase on the Monday 25 October (start of half term) to collate everyone’s ideas and to give you some more for the half term week. Balloon Scary Faces Paper Pumpkins Salt Dough Decorations Spooky more »
We have been to my Brother and Sister in Laws social club this evening for the children Halloween party and it was and always is a fantastic night. It is a night for all the children and most of them dress up (except for MaxiMad who goes as himself) and have a great time. Cheesy tunes are played by the Menacing Boys Disco, parents are dragged up on the stage to show off the dance routines to the children and party games are played. Apples are bobbed and fancy dress competitions take place. Toffee apples, Halloween cakes and toffee lollies are eaten. It is always a wonderful experiance and tonight is more »
We decided that we would carve our precious pumpkins today. We are so proud that we managed to grow them ourselves in the garden. Like all things in TheMadHouse, it was a family affair, but MadDad took centre stage. Although MiniMad is a super duper scooper Watch out man at work and concentrating hard Nothing too scary, the minimads dont like scary A face and a bat Then roasted pumpkin seeds, delicious and so simple. All you need do is scoop out all the seeds and clean them. We like ours salted, so I boil then in salted water for 20 minutes, then toss them in garlic butter or olive oil more »
Well today has been very wet, so I decided to do some very easy Halloween decorations with the boys that required minimal preparation or involvement on my part. So we made paper pumpkins and drew faces on orange balloons. Whilst MaxiMad was a football practice I did was cut the paper for the pumpkins and black triangles for the mini’s to decorate them with. I also blew up a couple of orange balloon’s (I need to get some more as they really enjoyed this part) All the mini’s did was colour in the paper with orange crayons and then stuck the black card where they wanted it to decorate them. I then more »