Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last minute, easy Halloween craft and baking ideas

This year I have to say I feel completely unprepared when it comes to Halloween. Normally we do as many craft activities as we can fit in along with baking biscuits, cakes and anything else I can find. Now that it's a week until Halloween and we are now on half term I'm hoping that I can turn it around and do as many Halloween activities as possible. Isabelle would happily craft all day if she could but with Charlie it needs to be something super straight forward as like most three year old's he gets bored very quickly.

I am always looking for new ideas and below you can find 11 amazing ideas from my fellow bloggers. If you try any of them make sure you tag me and the individual blogger on social media as I'm sure they would love to see your makes. 

1.) First up is Danielle from Someones Mum with three easy Halloween decorations. 

You can find instructions on how to make lolly stick hanging spider webs, cardboard dribbling wax effect candles and jar jack-o-lanterns. Isabelle has asked to make the spider webs as she said 'they look really real'. You can find full details here.

2.) Next up is Samantha from North East Family Fun

I love Samantha's idea, it really couldn't be any more simple and they look brilliant! You can create scary apple faces using apples, jelly sweets, grapes and cocktail sticks. Check them out here.

3.) We have friends with children who can some times struggle at Halloween due to being allergic to milk so they have to miss out on the usual Halloween chocolate treats. Emma from Ready Freddie Go has come up with some great ideas for dairy free treats.

I just love the Mummy's in bandages, they really do look so cool! I also like how Emma has included some healthier treats as Halloween is so full of sugar! Find all of Emma's idea's here.

4.) Now if you know me you know that I love a good chocolate bark recipe and Sophie's from Soph Obsessed does not disappoint!

This really does look fantastic and I will definitely be making it with the kids this week. It would also make a lovely Halloween gift too. Find the full recipe here.

5.) In previous years we have done Halloween paper plate crafts as it always goes down well with the kids. These from Samantha at Stressy Mama are a great example of how simple it is to do.

My favourite has to be the witch but check out the Stressy Mama blog here where you can also find out how to make a ghost, spider, monster or a pumpkin.

6.) Kirsty from Winnettes is always so inventive whether it be baking or crafting ideas and her fabric pumpkins do not disappoint.

She has managed to turn boring old pumpkins into something super stylish by just covering them with different materials. You can find a video on Kirsty's blog here showing how you can do the same.

7.) Another pumpkin idea from Beth at Twinderelmo and this is exactly what I had in mind to do. 

Now don't get me wrong I love carving a pumpkin and it gets us all in the mood for Halloween. I couldn't be without a carved pumpkin with a tea light in. But this year I have seen a lot of pumpkins that have been painted or with glitter all over. I think I will buy a few extra pumpkins and let the kids go crazy! Beth has some great pumpkin decorating ideas which you can find here.

8.) I love this original idea from Leandra at Larabee Uk and what a great way to use up your empty toilet rolls plus they are super cute!

I would never have thought to make some thing like this with cardboard tubes. Leandra talks you through how to make them along side a video that you can find here.

9.) Now these Halloween krispie treats look seriously delicious! These pumpkin krispie treats from Vanessa at Mother Hermit are so good! 

I really don't want to use the word cute too much in this blog post but I mean, look at them! Get all the details on how to make them here.

10.) Now this next recipe from Eva at Captain Bobcat has made me seriously hungry!

Look how amazing these pumpkin and choc chip vampire monster cookies look, so yummy! The little fangs on them are adorable (as adorable as a Halloween themed cookie can be!). Get the full recipe here.

11.) At the moment I have dozens of conkers laying around with no idea what to do with them.  Jennifer from My Mummy's Pennies has given me the great idea of making Halloween spiders with them.

We have plenty of pipe cleaners hanging around so we will be giving this a try. You can find the instructions as well as some Christmas conker ideas over on Jennifer's blog here.

So that's it, eleven brilliant Halloween themed crafts and baking ideas to keep you busy over half term. We will be trying as many as we can and I will definitely be reaching for this post when the sibling squabbling is getting too much! Have a fantastic Halloween and have fun trying all of these ideas!



  1. These are fab, Laura! Loving the krispies in particular. Look really easy and my little ones would love them! A weekend project for us!

    1. There brilliant and so easy to make too!

  2. these are awesome! weve done so many crafty things this october, ill make sure to share this on my twitter.

  3. Wow, you have been so busy. Some brave activities, thanks for sharing X #Thursdayteam

  4. I am going to try the pumpkin shaped rice krispies for my high school students!

  5. Ooh some fab ideas there, I love the bark the most! I want to try it :)

    Lyndsay xx

  6. So many great ideas here. Love the halloween bark and the no carve pumpkins

  7. There are some brill ideas that I'm totally borrowing this weekend! brill post #ThursdayTeam

  8. These all look brilliant! I love the milk free treats! We've just started weaning Amelia off her dairy free milk so these are perfect for us!

    Lucie xx // www.lucielovesit.com

  9. These are such great ideas, going to do the spider conker later with my little one!
    Amelia xx www.anothermummyblog.com

  10. These are absolutely fantastic ideas. I am especially loving the chocolate bark recipe and the krispie treats one - I know I have just chosen food but they look SO good! #thursdayteam