With Halloween approaching, we thought it would be an idea to look for some DIY activities to have some fun with the Kids.
I always thought that trick or treating was brought to the UK by our neighbors across the pond, but it seems that immigrants from Ireland took Halloween to North America in the mid-1800s. Anyway, as the intention of this post is along the lines of creative pursuit, I won’t turn it into a history lesson.
As a kid, I recall our family used to sit at the table for a pumpkin carving competition, at the time I wondered why Mum & Dad had to be involved but clearly it was for supervision purposes, to make sure they didn’t have to pay a visit to A & E.
If the thought of letting your youngsters loose with crafting knives fills you with dread, why not encourage them to create a Jack-O-Lantern using Markers.
As pumpkins are so organic, the first cut starts the clock ticking & they make their way to their very own graveyard as mold & bacteria start to break them down. If you want to transform your pumpkin into a masterpiece in advance or just make your artwork last a bit longer, a cut-free option is the one for you.
We found lots of sites on the web with great ideas & some detailed guides, just try searching painting a pumpkin, hopefully, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Some of us don’t need much of an excuse to have a party, it seems Halloween has become increasingly popular with adults & children alike. If you need a few pointers to design your own spooky invites from haunted houses to skeletons, there are many templates online, here are 30 suggestions from Shelterness using Pens & paint markers.
Perfect for parties or Trick or Treating, you can stencil witches hats, spooky bats or spiders webs or whatever takes your fancy to jazz up your bags. If you head over to the Darice blog you will find a great guide by Ashley on how to make these Halloween treat bags in simple easy to follow steps.
Image Credit Darice Blog
Whatever project you decide to tackle, it’s often said that Sharpies will write on anything, but if you take a look around at the huge range of different markers available you’re sure to find the right one for the task.
You can also easily transfer images using a blender pen to make it more personalized.
If you want to go the extra mile this Halloween here is 8 stationery inspired Halloween costumes that will help you stand out from the crowd this fall.