In this blog you will find a few simple but fun decorations that you can make together with children.
Halloween without ghosts? Of course you can't. With a few cheap resources and in a few steps you have a tree full of mini ghosts.
- Ping pong balls (cheap)
- bandage gauze
- Waterproof marker
- Prick or needle
- Long thin needle
- fishing line
Pierce the top and bottom of the ping pong ball with a lancing device or needle. This is of course best done by an adult. Have the child draw a face on the ball with the marker.
Let it dry for a while. Unfold the mesh and cut the square if necessary. It should remain as large as possible. Fold it around the ping pong ball to see if you find it long enough. Now take your fishing line and needle and poke it through the holes. Fasten the thread from the bottom to the top with a few knots. Now you can attach your gauze to the ping pong ball with the needle and thread, make a loop from the rest of your thread for hanging and your ghost is ready. Make the wires in different heights with more ghosts. And of course you can mesh the. fabric
2. Mummies tea light
Made quickly, with tea light or wire lights on batteries, a safe and beautiful result.
- Clean empty vegetable pot
- wiggly eyes
- glue gun
Secure the end to the glass jar with a drop of glue. Have your child wrap the bandage around the jar. Secure the end with a drop of glue. This is now the back of the mummy. Now all you need to do is put wiggly eyes on it, put a candle in it and you're done.
With their wiggly eyes, they are definitely not creepy anymore.
- Black English cardboard or foam
- wiggly eyes
- white pencil
- lancing device
- fishing line
Print the above pattern. You can choose to fold the paper in half and cut it out so that you have a whole bat. Or you cut out half the bat. Trace it onto your cardboard. (In the case of the half bat, you now have to mirror it and connect it to the already traced half.That way you also get a whole bat). Cut out the bat. Stick the wiggle eyes in place. Pierce a hole in the top center of the bat's tail with the lancing tool.
Now a fishing line can go through and the bat is ready to be hung.
What is one of our favorite is the carving of the pumpkin. Our Teatske is now old enough to get started on her own, but for small children I would leave it at hollowing out and do the carving yourself.
How do you proceed:
Of course you buy a pumpkin.
Cut around the crown. Remove the "lid" but do not throw it away. Now you can remove the inside (seeds and pulp) with tablespoons (give it to birds or use it for soup, etc.). When the hollowing out becomes heavy and the pulp is stiffer, you are done. First draw a face on the outside and carefully cut it away.
Spray it in with some (hair)spray for a longer life. But place it on a dry surface that can be easily cleaned. In the end they all rot, some faster than others. I put LED lights in it for extra effect.