With Halloween just around the corner here are some ideas to help your spooky evening along …
No Sew Tutu Tutorial from Money Wise Moms
I love to sew but I dread the words “fancy dress”. It’s probably because there’s a stage of your child’s life when it seems like school are coming up with endless reasons for you to dream up a costume.
Back in the days before I did sew this tutu idea was a life saver because you can create a fairy, a witch, a princess and anything else you want out of this pretty net skirt just pop a pair of leggings or jersey shorts underneath.
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Witches Finger Biscuits from from Texanerin
These finger biscuits are just the right amount of Halloween style creepiness for the younger members of the family with out being too gross but if you are worried about upsetting any of the teeniest ones just leave off the strawberry jam blood.
**If you are having a party remember to check that non of your guests have a nut allergy**
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Jack O Lantern Garland from Disney Family
This is such an effective decoration. You don’t have to make a long garland if you just want a couple of these hanging around … it’s up to you. If you pack these away carefully you will be able to use them year after year.
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Glowing Eyes from Rust And Sunshine
These glowing eyes would look spooky in your window. Smaller children will need help cutting the face features in to the cardboard tube.
We already have a small collection of glow sticks ready to go that have been given as party bag treats but a small torch might be worth trying too.
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Mason Jar Pumpkin from Love And Marriage
You don’t need to use a mason jar for this idea … we usually have a large jar of pickled onions in the fridge and the empty jar is perfect for crafts like this. The added bonus of this pumpkin lantern is that even the little ones can make it.
Remember to look for battery operated tea lights, or a small torch, to use with this lantern. Halloween costumes are often made from fabric that will catch fire easily so you don’t want to use a real flame in these jars.
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Paper Plate Spiders Web from No Wooden Spoons
You don’t need fancy yarn for this crafty idea. If you don’t have left over wool in your stash then check out the bargain bins for balls of yarn that will do the trick … it doesn’t have to be Halloween orange any colour will work and the kids will love making their own web.
You can adapt this idea to make a dreamcatcher at non spooky times of the year and add hanging plaits of wool, or ribbons, with beads threaded on.
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Fabric Scrap Garland from Vicky Barone
What a great way to use up fabric scraps or costumes the kids have grown out of. The scrappier the better with this garland. Easy and fun to make plus you can bring it out every year and even add to it.
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Zombie Brain Cupcakes from Bren Did
Halloween cupcakes have been around for a while but this was the first time I had seen zombie brains on cakes and for those of us who don’t have icing talents these seem like the answer.
If you don’t have the time or the energy to make cupcakes buy a pack from your local supermarket and set the kids on with the decorating.
If you don’t want pink then don’t do pink … zombies could have purple brains … or green … or orange … the choice is yours.
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Yarn Pumpkin Garland from Design Improvised
Pom pom style pumpkins without the pom pom fuss. Simple to make and easy to pack away so you can bring them out next year.
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Ghost Coaster from Yarnspirations
This last one is not just for seasoned crochet lovers as you can use the idea to cut out felt ghosts to make a coaster or string them together to make a garland.
If you decide to make felt ones you can glue eyes on, stitch them using yarn or embroidery floss or use a sharpie marker instead.
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