Half term is the perfect time to get crafty for the spooky season. Just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst, we've searched the depths of Pinterest to find 3 easy Halloween crafts for kids of all ages! Even big kids will love these fun-yet-frightening makes; why not make all 3 for an afternoon of family fun?
1. Simple As That's Paper Plate Bats
These cute bats are just the right balance between sweet and spooky! All you need are some black paper plates, black card for the ears and wings, googly eyes, a white pen and glue to get crafty. Perfect for all ages, these cool paper plate bats are the ultimate easy Halloween craft for kids. Why not switch the wings for pipe cleaner legs and make spiders, too? The original craft from Simple As That blog features pumpkins and Frankenstein too!
2. Pinkie for Pink's Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet Posters
The ideal super speedy DIY guaranteed to get ghoulish giggles galore, these 'Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet' posters from Pinkie for Pink blog are so much fun to make! Grab every member of the household - big and small - to paint the soles of each other's feet (see who can keep a straight face!) and stand on a piece of paper. Then simply write your Trick or Treat message in the creepiest writing you can muster and hang up at the window!
3. Thriving Home's Fluffy Ghosts
These cuddly ghosts are more fluffy than frightening, making them perfect for tots and pre-schoolers (older kids can always give theirs scarier faces - or dip a few cotton wool balls in red paint for a spookier effect)! Mums and Dads will have to cut out the ghost shapers from paper, but give the little ones the child-safe glue and cotton wool and they'll happily craft away for hours! When they've finished, help them stick the eyes and smiles on. Hang at the window or from the bannisters for a hallway fit for Halloween!