Hair-raising fun to be had this Halloween!!

Children are getting excited, parents are starting to prepare, whilst witches, ghosts and goblins are hiding ready to scare!

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Stuck for ideas? Don’t get in a tizzy; we have some scarily good ideas to keep your little pumpkins busy.
With bats and spiders on the ceiling, trick or treaters arriving this evening, ensure you’re prepared with activities and fun, to make sure your little pumpkins are anything but glum!
Take a look below and decide which are best, we’re sure you’ll have a cackle whichever you put to the test.

Last year Laura Frugi put her witches hat on to come up with some spooky ideas to get everyone having fun this Halloween! We thought these where too good not to bring out of the cobweb cupboard to share!

Pumpkin carving
Check out Frugi’s special pumpkin carving templates CLICK HERE

If your little ones are too young for pumpkin carving how about drawing spooky faces on big juicy oranges, white board markers are great as you can wipe the orange and start again to prevent little tears if the design doesn’t go to plan! Once you are finished you can gobble them up!

Recipes for your cauldron
Mummy dogs – wrap hot dogs in bread dough and cook for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees
Witches Hair – as easy as pesto pasta!
Goblins slime – just add some natural food colouring to mashed potato
Mrs Sparkles Pumpkin Pancakes For the full recipe CLICK HERE

Go Batty!
Take one of Dad’s old black odd socks and instead of throwing it away, stuff it with newspaper to make the bat’s body, tie it up and cut off any extra sock. Cut out two wings (use the bat wings from our pumpkin carving templates) and stick to the sock. Decorate the bats face and then hang from the ceiling with elastic.  The more you make the better but leave enough socks for Dad to wear!

Creepy Crawly Crazy
Print off our enchanting Frugi spider paper chains CLICK HERE. Just cut out and glue… sometimes the old fashioned ones are the best! You can make as many of these as you like to hang all over the house.

Hanging Ghosts
Get some ping pong balls and draw some eyes on them with a marker pen, then cover them in thin white muslin, alternatively use white fabric and draw the eyes on the fabric. Thread through the top of the ball with a thick pin and hang from the ceiling.

Scary Story Telling
When it’s raining outside what could be better than snuggling up and writing a spooky story? Instead of writing it all on their own why not ask each little witch or wizard to write a sentence then pass it on to the next person to write the next sentence and so on! You will end up with a creepily creative tale.

Finally if its lovely and dry outside don’t forget that the National Trust have lots of fun things to do this Halloween… if you dare to try them!

We hope these get your witches cackling and your monsters Roaaaaring  for Halloween is not to be boring!

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Happy Halloween!!

 

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