Looking to spend more time with your child creating memories that will last a lifetime? Get into the Halloween spirit this year and team up with your child to complete a number of fun activities from Halloween baking, costume making and game playing. Make midterm break a week to remember with our list of fun Halloween activities for kids (and adults) to enjoy.
1. Make a DIY Halloween costume
If you have time to spare, creating a homemade Halloween costume with your child is a great way to bond and get creative. Think back to Halloween when you were a child - almost every costume was homemade and involved a black bin bag!
Brainstorm with your child about what costume they would like to wear. Consider their favourite characters from books and TV as a starting point and just go with it. You don’t have to be a master dressmaker to make a costume, products such as wonder web mean you don’t even have to use a sewing needle.
2. Carve a pumpkin
Pumpkin carving is a time-honoured tradition. Pay a visit to your local pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin together. Carving kits are readily available from supermarkets and are much safer and easier to use than a knife. Search online for a printable pumpkin carving stencils or draw your own design directly on it.
Don’t want the mess of carving? Paint the pumpkins instead. Get creative with it! Here are some pumpkin carving stencils to get you inspired.
3. Do some Halloween baking
Baking is a great way to bond with your child - it’s a skill that they can pass on to their children in years to come. It’s also great because you get to eat your delicious creations! If baking isn’t your strong point or you’re limited with kitchen space etc. there are many home baking kits available to make things a little easier.
Decorate cupcakes with blood-red icing, use an icing pen to draw spiders on biscuits, put green food colouring in your cake mix and use almonds to look like witches’ nails. The worse your creations look, the better! Get more Halloween baking ideas here.
4. Make Halloween crafts and decorations
You’d be surprised at how many household items can be transformed into Halloween decorations. Loo rolls can become bats and napkins can become spooky ghosts. Orange and black paper can be used to make a Halloween themed chain and egg cartons can be used to make bat decorations. Googly eyes can be added to almost anything!
Here are some Halloween craft ideas to choose from.