Halloween feels like it’s going to be very different this year and many people are staying at home rather than going out trick or treating from house to house. My kids love the excitement of Halloween so we’re going to create a super fun experience at home. If you’re looking for some spooktacular inspiration, here are some great Halloween kids crafts, Halloween inspired games and spooky recipes.
Halloween Trail at Home
Why not set up a spooky trail at home with treats to find along the way. Having lots of pumpkins might be just a little too much but you can create a spooky lit trail by decorating empty milk cartons and putting a glow stick inside.
Sweets are an obvious treat at Halloween but if you’re steering clear of sugar, I just love this cute little enamel bat pin from Chameleon & Co.
Decorating your house for Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive and making your own Halloween decorations is half the fun.
This ghost was a big hit last year at our house and it’s so quick and easy to make.
Liven up handwashing time in the bathroom and make your own spooky halloween soap holder.
It’s a great accessory for a Halloween costume and looks awesome in the middle of a treat bowl.
These spider plants would make a great decoration around the house. What a great idea from from the Growing Family blog.
Halloween inspired bunting is perfect for preschoolers. Check it out on the Counting to Ten blog.
Halloween Kids Crafts
Get those glue sticks, paper and pens out and have fun with these Halloween kids craft ideas.
An easy low cost craft that’s fun for preschoolers.
Play dough is great for developing hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. This play dough spider is a great Halloween themed preschool activity for toddlers.
Halloween Games for Kids
If you’re staying at home this Halloween then some games will be just the ticket to make it a special event.
Get crafty and make this brilliant 3-in-1 game with all the instructions on Lukeosaurus and me.
Head outside for a walk and tick off everything you can find for Halloween bingo. You can download the sheet from Northumberland Family Diaries blog.
Once you need to snuggle up on the sofa, here are some great ideas for scary movies you can watch together as a family, all pulled together by blogger Chilling with Lucas.
I remember doing this every year as a kid and is probably one of the most traditional Halloween Games. Find out more ideas for an alternative Halloween at Home from Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs.
Halloween Costumes for Kids
Making your own is so much cheaper than dashing to the shops. Here’s a few great ideas if you fancy making your own halloween costumes.
All good witches need their own cauldron which can also double up to collect treats in.
Warm up with some delicious soup, perfect for a Halloween meal. Fab idea from the Family Budgeting blog.
Love all things fun and spooky for Halloween? You’re going to love this tasty Bloody Hot Chocolate. But don’t let the name fool you – this drink might have a “scary” name but the only thing truly scary about it is how scary good it is!
oooh how yummy do these biscuits look from Simple Parenting.
These look as amazing as they are to make. Such a great idea from The Inspiration Edit.
Not sure what to do with all that pumpkin after the carving? Check out these brilliant pumpkin recipes.