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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Milk bottle Halloween ghosts
Transform your used milk bottles into ghosts and add electric tea candles/ glow sticks to light them up. If the candle is too large to fit in, cut a hole at the back. You can add stones to weight them down or use th indoor with fairy lights instead of electric candles. This is a […]
Sticks spiderweb – eco friendly decorations
Start with a walk in the nearby woods and gather a few sticks from some fallen branches. Then form a star with 3 or 4 of them and stick them together in the middle with some string or tape (not that green but masking tape is slightly better). Then run some yarn from one stick […]
Gift wrapping ideas
Some ideas to decorate gifts. Try origami flowers, lace, buttons, wide ribbons and stones, cheap jewellery parts or numbers/letters made of beads.
Easy chessboard cake. Make your usual vanilla cake mix and leave half of it white. Add chocolate to the other half. Put the mix in separate bags, cut the ends then pour the cake mix in the pan in circles. One white one dark. I made 4 disks. Fill with your favourite cream.