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Today I thought I’d share with you one of the crafts from my book 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids. I love this little spooky forest because it uses upcycled materials which helps keep the cost down, and it’s great for helping your kids with scissor skills and fine motor skills but even better at the end of their crafting they have something that they can actually play with – and anything that keeps your kids busy, happy and helps encourage them to use their imagination has got to be a good thing, right? I’m happy to admit that I’ve totally c+p’d the text below from my book, not just because I’m writing this while inhaling caffeine before I get the kids ready for school and nursery, but because I wanted to share with you how I’ve set it out and how easy it is for you guys to follow and do some fun kids Halloween crafts this year -hope you like it!
Cardboard Rolls (e.g. toilet rolls)
Let’s Make It
It’s great to have crafts that you can put up on your wall but we also love making things that we can play with. We don’t have loads of Halloween toys here but my kids are super keen on Scooby Doo so we used this spooky forest as a fun place for the team to investigate! You could also use these as a cute Halloween decoration for windowsills or your dinner table on Halloween night! To make them first take a cardboard roll and paint it black. Cut a cloud shape out of black card to form the top of the tree and glue on some yellow buttons. When your tree trunk is dry cut a small slit in either side of the top and then push the top part of your tree down into this.
If you don’t have any buttons, you could make the yellow dots instead using fingerprints or cotton buds (q-tips). Glow in the dark paint would also be really good for this!
30 Halloween Crafts for Kids is available to buy on Amazon – you can check it out here on the UK site and here on the US site. want to read what others think of it? Read my introductory post here which includes reviews from other mums trying out the crafts with their kids – you have to see the cool stuff their kids made!