Only one day to go before Halloween! Now before having children, I was never a huge Halloween person, and my family wasn’t particularly when I was growing up, but since having the little ones, I have really got more into the spirit of all things spooky (arf arf!). This fab ‘Ghost Bowling’ game was one I came across on Pintrest, and I can’t wait to
So, a few days ago, harassed, and on the hunt for some pistachios and a nice bottle of red in Waitrose, I succumbed to Freddie’s request that he ‘needed’ a pumpkin. Once I had lugged the bloody thing home (hard with three bags of shopping and two toddlers!), I wondered what else we could do with it, aside from the obvious face carving. I had
Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. The weather is pants, you’ve been stuck inside ALL DAY, and you’ve exhausted all toy/puzzle/game options, and you’ll be damned if you’re going to cave and order more stuff from Amazon that clogs up your house. This is where the humble cereal box is your friend! Numerous boxes on tap, and you can make the puzzles as easy,
So, here we have it, the last of my trio of Halloween-inspired cupcakes, perfect for a party, or just ‘because’! These ‘Sinister Sea Monster’ cupcakes have been well received by both adults and little ones alike, and are surprisingly easy to make, even if you have never ventured into the world of ready-roll icing and molding before. As per the other two recipes, The cupcake
This Sponge Mud Pigs easy preschooler craft is perfect for any farm or animal loving little one, and goes hand-in-hand with my Cotton Wool Lambs craft too! My little boy thoroughly enjoyed splodging paint on the paper (and he was even kind enough to ignore my dubiously drawn pig). Sponge Mud Pigs You will need: A4 pieces of pink card Bits of old, cut up
These Halloween graveyard cupcakes have always been a hit, and are again, very easy to make. As with my ‘Fangtastic Spider Cupcakes‘, the actual cupcake recipe is a basic vanilla one, and makes 12. You will need: 4 free range eggs 200g self raising flour 200g golden caster sugar 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Method: Preheat the oven to 180º C.
This ghostly activity combines numbers with throwing/burning off some energy- perfect for when you’re stuck indoors and the weather is crap, or would be great at a Halloween party for little ones. Just make sure there is nothing breakable around! I had seen people make ghosts out of paper plates before, and was inspired to go one further. You will need: White paper plates Black
It’s lovely that Sasha is now of an age where she is just starting to enjoy using crayons, and this is an autumnal activity that she can now join in with. This simple autumn leaf colouring encourages fine motor skills, as well as promotes discussion with older toddlers (like Freddie), about what colours Autumn leaves are and why, and encourages colouring within the lines (although