HALLOWEEN D.I.Y FUN AT HOME
Halloween D.I.Y Fun
Halloween is creeping up on us and is right around the corner! As the cold, dark nights are drawing in, it can be hard to think of activities to do at home with children and young people. Why not spend some time this October creating some fun D.I.Y Halloween creations at home that can be enjoyed by young people of all ages!
Carve or Paint a Pumpkin
Pumpkins laid out on porches and doorsteps are a sure sign of the Halloween season! Why not spend some time with children or young people creating some spooky faces to put outside and attract trick-or-treaters. You could even put a spin on it and instead of carving a pumpkin – why not paint one! You can be a bit more creative when it comes to painting them – by adding different colours, patterns and pictures. Plus, it is a lot less messy! Take a look at the pictures below for some examples.
Drinks or Punch
Next on our list of D.I.Y home creations are some flavoursome Halloween drinks! There are lots of different recipes you can try and there’s always extra things you can add to your beverage to make it spookier and more exciting for children and young people to enjoy. Think pumpkin spice, candy eyeballs, gummy fangs and ice cubes frozen with plastic spiders inside! If you want to give this a go at home, follow this link to find lots of different recipes.
BOO! Did somebody say cookies?! Tasty treats are a must when it comes to the Halloween season! So why not add a bit of spookieness to your baking with these ghost or monster cookies. They look great, and taste even better! They can be decorated however you wish – using icing sugar, food colouring or pieces of candy, it’s your choice! You can find a recipe for these ghost cookies by following this link. Monster cookies are also a great idea, you can make them any colour you wish and add as many spooky eyes as you see fit! We’ve put some example images below for you to take a look at. If you want to give the monster cookies a try, here is a great step-by-step recipe for you to follow!
If you’re looking for something a bit more ‘arts and crafts’ to try, why not make some Halloween paper cut-outs! All you need is some toilet roll tubes, some craft paper, a pair of scissors, a pritt stick and some creativity. You can make bats, ghosts, witches, or even a scary version of yourself or your young person. These crafty critters are great to hang on a piece of string and put up in your window! Take a look at some of the example images below if you need a little bit of inspiration.
Last but not least is a Halloween classic! Face painting and creepy costumes. Take a look around your home to see if you have any old tops, t-shirts or dresses lying around, you can add a skeleton on it using fabric paint! Maybe you have an old striped top that could be used as part of a pirate outfit? The possibilities are endless. You can have hours of fun with your child or young person by coming up with fun face paint ideas for each other! Give your young person the freedom to be creative by letting them give you a fun Halloween make over. If you want to have some fun with face paint, take a look at these great video tutorials for some inspiration!