The best part about Halloween has got to be dressing up in costumes and all the candies neighbours give during trick-or-treating. But this year might be slightly different. Parents, you might be sceptic about sending your little ones out this year for obvious reasons but that doesn’t mean that Halloween can’t be fun. From baking and decorating spooky ghost cupcakes and carving pumpkins to a Halloween party with limited number of people and Halloween craft ideas, there are so many activities to indulge in to make this day full of fun!
Here are 5 ways you can make this Halloween fun with your kids:
1. CANDY WREATH
Decorate your entrance with a candy wreath this Halloween! Get the kids to select the candies and the parents or adults can take care of glue. Add a ribbon for the final touch!
2. PUMPKIN CARVING COMPETITION
Whoever carves the best pumpkin, wins the competition! The winner gets the entire candy wreath!
3. HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN THEMED SLIME
It’s extremely easy to make slime these days! Check out the recipe on the internet. If you’re going for a pumpkin-themed slime then you’ll need to add some orange colour to it!
4. HALLOWEEN THEMED TIC-TAC-TOE WITH ZOMBIE ROCKS
Collect a bunch of pebbles and rocks from the garden and paint them in the colour you want! Some scary one-eyed monsters and some two-eyed monsters. Divide the rocks into two halves for two teams and play tic-tac-toe with those monster rocks!
5. MUMMY BOWLING
Get some old soda bottles from the kitchen and wrap all of them with some tissue. You can also add some button eyes on them if you like! Set them in the garden or a spacious area and try to roll a strike with Cosco balls!
Now that we’ve mentioned some fun activities to indulge in this Halloween, here are some craft ideas you can try with your kids and decorate the entire house with them!
These bats can give their room a temp Halloween vibe by decorating them on their walls, windows or frames! To make these all you need to do is trace these shapes on a black chart paper and cut them out with a pair of scissors. Stick the eyes and fangs as shown in the picture! That’s it, that’s all that’s required!
Learn how to make them here!
2. HALLOWEEN CANDY WRAPPED IN GLOVES
If you’re planning a Halloween party, convince your kids to pitch in by making these easy paper treat bags.
Check them out here!
Another way to get these long candle effect is to tick tissue paper rolls and paint them black. Once done, you can place the electric candles on top of these rolls!
For the drip effect, read more here!
4. HALLOWEEN THEMED DREAM CATCHERS HALLOWEEN HOOPS
Just like the bats, the Halloween themed dream catchers will make great decoration props for the kids room! Just stick some paper bats and streams to a hoop and hang them on one of the walls for this!
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This one’s quite similar to the mummy bowling game mentioned above. The only difference is, instead of bottles you just need to wrap juice cartons in tissues and stick some googly eyes! Add a plastic spider on each one cause a little extra scare didn’t hurt nobody!
6. MASON JAR DÉCOR
If you have old jam jars kept at home, they can make great decoration for a Halloween party. Just stick some crepe paper fro the inside and add electric candles in them for the glow effect! The scary faces can be incorporated from the outside.
Click here to see the step-by-step procedure on how to make this jack-o-jar- lanterns!
7. FLOATING GHOSTS
These floating ghosts require a stool, a white sheet, a pair of scissors, some glue and some black chart paper! All that’s required of you is to cut oval shapes in eyes and stick these black chart paper to give a ghost effect! Turn the stool upside down and place a bowl full of candies! Place these floating ghosts in the corners all around the house!
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This Halloween banner is perfect if you’re hosting a Halloween party at home for all the kids!
9. HANDPRINT CARDS
Carve out their hands on a chart paper and create these witch-themed Halloween card invitations for the upcoming Halloween party for all their friends!
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10. Paper Plate Spiders
All you have to do is attach painted black straws to the backs of these plates. Then, tape four to each side of the plate, bending at the ends so they look like feet. Finish it off with some googly eyes.
We hoped you liked these activities and craft ideas for your upcoming Halloween! Let us know which one’s your favourite and if there’s more you want us to add to the list in the comment box below!
Also, read: 19 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids by us!