As part of the recent Bakers Ross parcel we received recently there was a couple of Halloween crafts to do. At first I thought Halloween eek that’s ages away, but now I realise it isn’t really that far away at all. The shops are now filling up with all the costumes, decorations and all things related.
E is really excited about Halloween, she loves to dress up and open the door to all the trick or treater’s and give them some sweets, it really is all very cute.
As Halloween lands during the school half term in October it is the perfect opportunity to get crafting with your little ones, as you can guarantee after a couple of days they will be bored and no doubt it will be raining and as a parent most sanity levels will almost be out of the window!
The first craft included was some polystyrene pumpkins, these are great as they could be decorated to form part of a decoration or added to a costume.
E was keen to get painting a pumpkin, she promptly got out the orange paint and was adamant this is all she needed! She was straight to work painting her pumpkin and her hands orange!
E decided that she only wanted to paint it orange and didn’t want it to have a green stem or a scary face! I think this is a craft we will be doing again nearer the time and I will convince her to add more detail next time! But she really enjoyed herself painting!
Here is our sad, faceless orange painted pumpkin! You can buy the pumpkins in a pack of six for £1.99 here.
The next craft included in the box was Halloween lanterns, these looked fab! E was excited about this but I could see from the instructions that some help was definitely going to be needed with the assembling but that there was also a lot she could do alone.
We got everything out and got started, E said she wanted to make the purple lantern first. Each kit comes with a card shape for the lantern, some tissue paper, some coloured string and a handle for the lantern.
E started by poking out all the parts of the card to make the shapes of houses and witches, she was really concentrating on doing this as some of the bits were super tiny. She was definitely enjoying herself.
Once this was complete we were able to lie flat pieces of coloured tissue paper on top of each of the pictures, I then let E loose with the glue and got her to glue them in place.
Once that was done it was time for me to attempt to fold everything and attempt to turn the lantern into a box. I am going to use the excuse of baby brain because it took some working out, where as when my husband looked at it he did it in seconds, much to E’s delight.
The lantern when finished looks really good, E has had fun carrying it around and she has said that she wants to make another one when its Halloween. When the lantern is in a certain light the shapes do shine through the paper really well – the photo doesn’t give it much justice. It really is awesome.
The Halloween Stained Glass Lantern Kits cost £3.60 for a pack of four and they really are a lot of fun.
If you are looking for other Halloween themed crafts to do take a look at the Bakers Ross website as there are so many wonderful things to choose from.
Disclosure – we were sent these crafts to make and review and all words and thoughts are our own.