October is here! And you know what that means? It’s time to get your Halloween game on because we are about to go trick or treating!
Extended quarantine has made it a little difficult for the kids to get into the festive spirit which is why we have decided to bring Halloween home. Here is a list of ideas we have compiled to make this Spooktober even more spookier!
1. Home Decor
Decorating your house in the colours of Halloween can be a really exciting way to spend family time this month. Here are some decor ideas to get you started:
- Paper Spider Garlands
- A Skull Vase
- Paper Bats
- Monster Jars (Filled with lots of candy!)
- Spider webs made with cotton strings
For more ideas, you can watch the video below and get inspired. So what are you waiting for, bring out the paints and craft papers, it's time to bring your creativity to life!
2. DIY Costume Ideas
Kids love to dress up in various costumes inspired by their favourite fictional characters or sometimes even choose to go as adorable witches and friendly ghosts! Be it Super Mario, Batman or even Cindrella, all these costumes can be made cost efficiently, at home!
All you need is a used piece of clothing, a pair of scissors, a stitching unit and some crazy ideas. Watch this video to get inspired to design your kid’s costume for the 31st.
3. Pumpkin Carving
It’s definitely tradition to crave big, juicy pumpkins to be kept in your garden or as home decor with a candle placed inside it. Pick up a decent sized pumpkin and crave it out into whichever shape you like.
Place a small, lit candle inside it and position your pumpkin away from your kid’s reach as it may become too hot for them to touch.
4. Spooky Lantern Crafts
Paper crafts are back in business this Halloween! A simple but a really fun craft is making spooky lanterns.
You will need some coloured craft papers (preferably black, white, orange and yellow papers to keep up with the theme), a pair of scissors and some adhesive. Here’s a guide to making scary lanterns with your kids!
5. Candy Bag Making
Halloween is never complete without kids going trick or treating!
Get your child ready to bring back loads of treats by making them a fun candy bag. You don’t need much for this, just a Plan B organic safekeep pouch and some spooky stickers!
We hope that the above ideas helped make your quest for Halloween a little spookier. Do feel free to write to us if you have any other innovative traditions you follow at home every Spooktober.