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Our Favourite Halloween Activities From 5 Minute Fun

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By Al Ferguson

Al Ferguson is the CEO and founder of The Dadsnet.

Published on 22/10/2018

With half term just around the corner and Halloween following close behind, we’ve curated our favourite Halloween activities from the wonderful 5 Minute Fun

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1. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be organised and likely realise last minute you haven’t sorted a costume…

Will you…

A. Run to the local supermarket to buy an outfit in the wrong size because that’s all they’ve got left?

B. Show the kids how to make their own mask to pair with a black top and trousers?

B? – Good shout :) Now sit back, play this video and crack open a beer.

You’ll need the following:

Coloured card – black would be perfect but whatever you can lay your hands on will work just fine. 

  • Scissors
  • Felt tips
  • 2 Straws
  • Pencil

What to do:

  • Fold you card in half – like you would close a book
  • On one side, draw half a face, with a pointy ear and one eye
  • Cut your face out, and unfold!
  • Draw your best cat on one side and bat on the reverse
  • To finish, colour or decorate your characters and add a drinking straw handle.

There you have it! A nice, easy Halloween activity to do with the kids. 

2. Loo roll bat:

Halloween Activity Idea

What you’ll need:

  • A cardboard loo roll
  • Googly eyes
  • Black paint
  • Black paper
  • Glue

Ask your child to fold in the top of the cardboard roll to make ears. Now they paint it black (if you’re not keen on black paint they can wrap it in black paper instead). Then they draw and snip out wings from black paper. When the paint’s dry, they can add the wings and googly eyes.

3. Googly-eyed mummy

What you’ll need:

  • Kitchen or loo roll
  • A couple of pieces of tissue (loo roll, tissues, napkins or kitchen roll all work)
  • Black paint
  • 2 googly eyes.

What to do:

Paint your loo roll black, then wrap it in ‘torn-up bandages’ (the tissue). Stick on the googly eyes, and you’re done. 

4. Spooky ghosts

What you’ll need:

  • Cotton wool balls
  • A pack of napkins or tissues
  • Some ribbon or string (we used hair elastics!)

What to do:

Wrap each cotton wool ball inside a piece of paper. Twist the paper beneath the ball and secure it with ribbon, string or a hair tie. Then, draw on your spooky face!

5. Trick or treat? 

What you’ll need:

  • A satsuma and a celery stick

What to do:

Trick them into eating a healthy treat by turning a satsuma into a pumpkin! All you need to do is peel it and pop a chunk of celery stick in the top. 

6. DIY slime

What you’ll need:

  • A cup of washing up liquid
  • Two cups of cornflour
  • A spoonful of cold water
  • Food colouring (optional)

What to do: 

  1. Your toddler squirts the washing up liquid.
  2. Now, they can stir in the cornflour.
  3. You add the water and food colouring and get them to stir it all up.

Pretty easy. The only question is what colour will they make it – monstrous green or sparkly unicorn blue?

If your kids are fans of a bit of crafting, this awesome Spooky Spider and Skull Craft Set is on special offer this week only! It’s a steal at just £3.50 when you use this code at checkout: DADSNET15

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  1. Rhys32

    Nice assortment of bits there to get crafty with.

    The cat can also be elaborated into a lion with the addition of a yellow fold and cut ‘snowflake’ stuck on for a mane

  2. Chris Marchant

    Love the idea of these things. It may also help those kids scared of some of these to learn not to be as much.

  3. Duncan

    Can’t wait for ours to arrive

  4. Gareth

    My daughter will love this!

  5. Allan

    These are fantastic ideas for quick/effective Halloween crafts. Going to be giving several of them a while with our son!

  6. Martin Rowe

    Looks awesome, I’m sure freddy would love it!

  7. Tom Brookes

    All simple yet great ideas. Love the look of that spider

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