Have a fang-tastic Halloween with your little monsters with these 5 fun and easy activities for kids this Halloween.
1. Pumpkin carving
It may seem like the most obvious things to do this Halloween, but your kids will love carving their very own pumpkin. It’s an easy and fun way to create spooky decorations for your home. Plus, it’s perfect for passing a rainy weekend afternoon.
Why not try creating your very own pumpkin family and don’t forget to include any four-legged members too!
2. Make your own trick-or-treat bags
Entertain the kids before you take them out trick-or-treating by helping them to create their very own trick-or-treat bags!
All you need is:
- Plain tote bags,
- Water-based craft paints (available from any good craft store).
Help your little monsters by drawing the outline of their chosen ghoul, whether it’s a bat, spider or witch, in pencil (here are three templates from The TomKat Studio that you can print, cut out and draw around).
They can fill in their design with paint and while it’s still wet pour on their chosen glitter. Give it 5–10 minutes to dry, clean up the excess glitter and voila, unique trick-or-treat bags!
They’ll love goblin down their sweet treats afterwards!
3. Play pin the spider on the web!
If you’re looking for a creepy game to entertain your kids and their friends this Halloween, then pin the spider on the web is just the thing. On a large sheet of paper (A3 or bigger), draw a giant cobweb pattern. Then you need to create your spiders!
Cut out some spider shapes in card and let the kids decorate them. Add a glue dot or blu-tack to the back of each spider. Take it in turns to blindfold the kids, as they each put their spider on the web. Award points for each ring of the web, with the centre being the highest. The person with the most points wins!
4. Create Mini Monsters
Your kids will love creating their own mini monsters using cardboard toilet roll tubes. Set them up with cardboard tubes, paint, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, scissors and glue, plus any other crafty bits you want to use.
Start off by painting the card tubes in a range of Halloween colours – green, purple, orange and black. Let them dry and then poke a hole in either side and thread through a pipe cleaner to create their bendy arms! Have your kids get crafty as they decorate their mini monster with lots of eyes and scary teeth!
They’ll look great dotted around your house this Halloween!
5. Create a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Set up a scavenger hunt around your house and garden for your little monsters this Halloween. Hide spooky decorations together with sweet treats and encourage your little monsters to go on a hunt to find them all.
Add in a few tricks along the way – hide worm shaped sweets in bowls of jelly that they need to plunge their hand inside to get (have towels on hand to give their hands a wipe) or create mystery feel boxes (made from any cardboard box with a hole cut into the side, big enough for little hands).
Fill the mystery boxes with different creepy items like peeled grapes (eyeballs) or fuzzy pipe cleaners (spider legs) that little hands have to explore.
Let your imagination run wild this Halloween and we’re sure you and your little ones will have a spook-tacular time!
What are your Halloween activity ideas?