Halloween crafts and bakes

September 28, 2020
Cristina Russell

Ghoulishly good frozen banana ghosts, creepy pineapple lanterns and monster rocks; there are so many ways to get crafty this Halloween. Create treats your kids will love, and have fun creating them together. Here are some of our favourites:

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Make your own slime

What you’ll need: PVA glue, baking soda, green food colouring, contact solution, baby oil, bowl and spoon.
Difficulty rating = A little fiddly but easyish

  1. Step one: Create the base of the slime
    Add ½ a cup of translucent PVA glue, ½ a teaspoon of baking soda and 1 drop of green food colouring (you could even add glitter too) into a bowl and then mix all together.
  2. Step two: Activate the slime
    Add two tablespoons of contact lens solution, which is the slime activator and kid friendly to use, if the consistency is a little stiff another little bit if needed, then add a drop of baby oil for extra stretch-ability. It’s ready when the slime sticks to itself and not the side of the bowl.
Slime halloween

Pineapple lanterns

What you’ll need: A pineapple, small candle, matches, a sharp knife and spoon
Difficulty rating = Difficult. These are a little harder to carve than pumpkins but look amazing!

  1. Step one: With a sharp knife cut off the top off the pineapple and keep it to one side for later.
  2. Step two: Cut a cross in the middle of the core down to the bottom but not through it.
  3. Step three: Cut around the cross (without cutting the edge) so it’s easy to scoop out the inside with a spoon. You may need the knife to cut another cross into the core and follow the same steps to fully remove the middle.
  4. Step four: Now for the fun bit! Cut some triangles for eyes, and cut a smile in leaving a few teeth for extra effect.
  5. Step five: Put the small candle inside, light it and then pop the pineapple head back on as a lid, and voila!
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Pumpkin stress balls

What you’ll need: Orange balloons, a bag of rice, some green wool, a bit of glue and a black marker pen
Difficulty rating = Easy

  • Step one: Fill the balloons with rice and tie the top.
  • Step two: Cut some green wool and glue to the top.
  • Step three: Draw a creepy face on them – we said this was easy!
Pumpkin stress ball

Painted monster rocks

What you’ll need: Small or large rocks and some green and orange paint (or your colour of choice) and black paint
Difficulty rating = Easy

  • Step one: Paint the stones in one colour.
  • Step two: Draw a creepy face on them – another easy one!
Painted rocks

Frozen banana ghosts – they taste so much like ice-cream!

What you’ll need: A small bowl, 200g of white chocolate, 4 medium-large ripe bananas, 85g of desiccated coconut, a handful of dark chocolate drops, baking parchment paper, a pastry brush and lolly sticks
Difficulty rating: Fairly difficult

Find the full method, as well as so many other ghoulish treats here

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October half-term Camp for extra Halloween fun

Looking for activities for your child to do this October-half term? Book a day or week at Camp Beaumont, there will be lots of spooky surprises in store for your little and not-so-little ones.

Disclaimer: Please take extra care when creating the above as there are some risks involved.

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You’re the only camp in the area that has truly made an effort to provide a great offering during these current times. You have saved me from insanity and provided my children some normality during the summer holidays and half term.

Parent, Claremont Fan School, October 2020
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