Five Crafts & Activities for a Fun Filled Halloween
It’s that time of year again – the decorations come out, the costumes go on and parents try and find ways to keep the sugar highs down – that’s right, Halloween has arrived! We’ve pulled together some fun crafts and activities to keep your little ghosts and goblins busy and out of the candy bowl this weekend! See below for fun ideas to keep your kids busy throughout all the festivities.
Five Crafts and Activities for a Fun Filled Halloween
- Pumpkin Jewel Decorating – Most kids would agree that mini pumpkins are so cute – so why not make them cuter by adding some jewels and gems? All you need is craft glue and some jewels and gems that can be found at most dollar stores. Easy peezy!
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- Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating – The most colourful pumpkin you can find, and get this – there’s no carving involved! Get a white pumpkin or paint an orange one white. Then, using tacky glue, place 16 half-crayons around the top of the pumpkin in a circle around the stem. Using a hair dryer melt all the crayons until their wax has covered the pumpkin. Ta-da, rainbow pumpkin!
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- Spooky Dance Freezathon – Host a spooky freezathon outside your house on Halloween night before everyone goes out for trick-or-treating. It’s a great way to get your kids in the neighbourhood pumped and ready for the night ahead. Throw on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and you’re ready to start dancing! For more incentive, give out small prizes for those who freeze longest.
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- Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin – Have your kids draw a large pumpkin on a fair sized piece of construction paper. All you need are markers, scissors and something to create noses that can be stuck on the pumpkin (paper shaped triangles or even pom-pom’s with tape!) Give out fun prizes to those who place the nose closest to the centre of the drawn pumpkin!
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- Scavenger Hunt – If you’re decorating your front yard for the big night, why not add a little more fun to your house’s stop? Hide some treats (spider rings, candy etc.) in and around your decorations – sticking prizes into the cobwebs and behind pumpkins for kids to find adds a fun touch to their regular trick-or-treat stop!
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We hope you and your little ones have a spooky and spontaneous Halloween weekend full of fun activities and trick-or-treating!
Happy Halloween from the Little Party-Goers Team
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