Monster sandwiches & sausage mummies
If you’re stuck for Halloween games ideas get the kids to make their own monster sandwiches. Just lay down bread, fillers, fruit and vegetables and let their imagination run wild. If you have time to do some baking then get some hot dogs and roll them in puff pastry to make these cute mummies. Add […]
Chinese paper dragon
Sophie’s homework was to build a paper dragon so here’s her end result. Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Not my temple, but it seems to be everywhere on the internet so I presume it’s free to use. For other options just search for paper dragon puppet or colour and cut dragon.
Playing with plastic cups
Use plastic cups to build castles and towers. This will help with fine motor skills, precision and basic notions of architecture. When finished with that ideea find a pin pong ball and play where is the ball. Just shuffle the ball between cups then ask them to guess where the ball is. As my little […]
Here is an alternative to the traditional paper chain Christmas garland. Make little paper baubles using 5 strips of paper (or any uneven number). Staple the top together. Cut the middle one shorter, then the pair next to it slightly longer and leave the outside pair the longest. Staple the other end making sure the […]
Pinwheel cupcake toppers
Decorate your cupcakes with cardboard pinwheels. Make them using double sided printed cardboard for better results. Pattern enclosed but plenty of instructions to be found online.
Dried orange slices garland
Here’s an idea for a rustic & green Christmas decoration. All you need is dried orange slices (you can make them with a dehidrator or buy them) some yarn and a large needle. These were made for the school Christmas Winter Wonderland forest trail, but would work very well in a tree.
Happy Halloween sign
Nothing special about this one either. Done with the help of my 5 year old with paints and acrylic pens on a wood plaque and finished off with glossy spray for water resistance.
Wood planks Halloween Decorations
Transform some wood planks by painting ghosts or Frankenstain faces on them or wrap white fabric and and add some eyes to make zombies.
Old sheet ghost
Turn an old sheet into a Halloween ghost with the help of a ball. I have attached the ball to a cat scratching post and added a wite narrow pipe to make the arms. It’s not the best looking ghost out there, but it took me minutes to make and did not have to buy […]
Witch castle wood plaque
Find a plaque of wood or a big piece of plywood. Get your acrylic paints and get creative. Plenty of ideas online if you can’t come up with something. Look for “Halloween castle silhouette”. These are easier to paint than detailed castles. Optional – When dried finish off with a coat of gloss spray for […]