We are still on the daily countdown to Halloween round ours so yesterday I thought I’d try out something new with the kids and give some resist art a go! These fingerprint Halloween pictures turned out a lot spookier than I originally expected but both my four and two year old adored making them, plus the technique we came up with for creating the pictures helps improve muscle strength in fingers making it great for kids who are learning to write. Also, that bit gave me an excuse for skipping homework last night, sorry teachers, we had some Halloween resist art to make and it couldn’t possibly wait!
Autumn and Halloween
Are you excited about Halloween yet? My son has been asking me everyday how much longer he has to wait! As I can’t move the big day forward at all I thought we’d try out this recycled CD spider craft. As we love sharing crafts for toddlers these were made by my two year old as well as my four year old, I think they’re a pretty cute halloween craft for kids but my son informs me they’re super spooky!
At the moment my son is obsessed with collecting acorns and to be perfectly honest so am I. I love the idea of doing lots of kids acorn crafts but to be honest, with a four year old and a two year old a lot of the cute stuff I’ve seen on Pinterest is just too fiddley for us. A shame! This rolling acorn painting is anything but fiddley, it’s simple enough for all ages to enjoy and using acorns is a great way to get some craft materials for free, win!
I love Halloween but I have to admit that carving a pumpkin is not my favourite activity. My son loves it and loves putting the pumpkin outside but me? Well I’m the one with bits of pumpkin goo stuck down their fingernails. Of course you can still carve a pumpkin and do some no carve pumpkins too, the brillianceofthese is that you could so them a few days before Halloween and have them decorating your house and getting you all in the mood for the big day. After all if I’m making a minion pumpkin I want to look at it for more than just one night and I know my kids would too! I don’t want to give myself nightmares so these are all no carve pumpkin ideas that kids will love – which are you going to try this year?
We’ve played many times at putting toys and other things in ice, our Batman ice excavation is always a winner! I wanted to try something different though and this fall ice tower is great fun because it’s actually three activities in one. Really? Yes, firstly you need to go out and hunt for your materials, then you need to find the best way to pack them into the ice and thirdly you need to excavate them! There was so many things to discover in this ice tower that it actually couldn’t all be excavated in one session, making this an activity that kept my kids busy for ages!