Eek! I can’t believe that Halloween is only two weeks away! with everything that’s been going on, this year seems to have passed us by twice as fast as usual. We won’t be able to go to any parties this year or out trick or treating but we’re still planning to make the most of it with some fun crafts, (just like these spooky toilet roll mummies!) a movie and a bucketful of treats! I’m thinking something scooby doo, my son is a a huge fan of the tv shows and for him it’s not too scary. I’d love to hear any movie suggestions though if anyone has any to share!
What are your Halloween plans with your little ones? we’d love to hear them!
Here’s what we used
Black paint and paintbrush
How to make our spooky toilet roll mummies
First take your tp roll and coat it in black paint before putting it aside to dry.
Once dry, add two eyes to the tp roll mummy. We used extra large wiggly eyes but you could use any type!
To make the mummy’s bandages take the newspaper and cut out several thin strips. Glue one side of each strip and wrap it around the body of your toilet roll. Pop it aside to dry and once it’s fully dry its ready to display or play with!
Inspired by our earlier paper plate spider web craft, this laced paper plate pumpkin is a real cutie. We love these lacing crafts, they’re so relaxed and often we make ours whilst lounging out on the sofas. My little guy particularly likes them as they give him a lot to focus on and think about. It may seem a little early to start on the Halloween crafts but we have so many that we wanted to share that it’s never too early to start!
Heres what we used
Orange (or painted orange) Paper plate
Black felt or card
How to make our laced paper plate pumpkin craft.
Take your paper plate and cut out a large circle from the centre, leaving just a small edge of the inner plate.
Now take your hole punch and make several similary spaced holes around the inside of your paper plate.
Take a good length of orange yarn and sellotape one end to the back of your paper plate. Then take the other end of your yarn and begin threading it in and out of the holes. You could either follow a pattern of going from one side to the other or you could thread it at random as we did. Once you have threaded through each hole. Take the loose end and sellotape it to the back as you did before.
Now take your black felt (or card) and cut out the shapes for your pumpkin’s face. Use a dab of glue and attach it to the front of your laced yarn.
To hang your paper plate pumpkin simply punch a hole in the center top and tie a loop through it. Your laced paper plate pumpkin craft is finished and ready to display!