Halloween is almost upon us. I have always loved Halloween and in Holland it is becoming more popular but it certainly isn't celebrated to the same extent as in the UK. In the last 10 years I have only once had any children knock on our door dressed in costumes and last year was a monumental failure (read about it here).
This year I am determined to make it a success. I want to pass on some of my British culture to my boys and for them to have special memories of Halloween too.
The preparation started this week. It is half term and what better way to spend some time than on Halloween crafts? I have been trawling Pinterest for interesting and simple ideas (you can see my Halloween board here) and found a few things that I wanted us to try.
Simple Halloween Crafts
Paper plate spiders
|Little man got busy painting the paper plates and I printed out some large eyes and cut the thick card to make legs.|
Masking tape mummies and paper plate ghosts
|We hung the ghosts up using cotton so it looks like they are floating.|
We pinned the spiders on our art line to dry. We are going to make large spider webs from black plastic sacks later.
I used a hole punch to make holes in the mummies hands and joined them together with spilt pins to make a mummy garland.
The little man was very proud of his work and couldn't wait to show Oma when she popped in and he scared grandma with one of his spiders on Skype. It is great to see the big lad becoming more involved too. All of these were really simple but very effective ideas that anyone can make. Now we just have to wait for Halloween.
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