Make this Haunted House and Spooky Sensory Garden if you dare…
We’ve been busy with some more Halloween inspired arts andcrafts projects this week. I have over indulging my children with spooky themed activities to try and make up for the fact that we will not be going trick or treating this year, as we are heading abroad for the mid-term break. Thankfully though the boys will still get a chance to dress up, as their school hosts a big Halloween party on the last day of term, Phew! This does though mean thought that I still have to make one wizard and one vampire costume. I promised them hand-made costumes this year, as I have been learning to sew. Wish me luck!
- Painted a sheet of white paper purple to use for a spooky night sky background for
our Haunted House.
- I cut out the shape for the Haunted House from an old cereal box. The kids then helped to paint this black. You could ask older children to draw and cut out their own haunted house templates.
- I cut out small rectangles from the cereal box for the windows. The kids then stuck on googly eyes and drewspooky ghosts, ghouls and monsters peeping out of the windows.
- When all the paint was dried we then glued the windows onto the house and glued
the house onto the purple background.
Then to make our Haunted House even scarier, we decided to make a “Spooky Sensory Garden” to go with it.
Ghoulish Ghosts – we stuck googly eyes onto empty washed out yoghurt pots.
Grave Stones – we collected large flat pebbles from our local beach at the weekend and used black markers to add on R.I.P.
The kids had great fun playing with this altogether at the kitchen table, but it did end up getting rather messy. But hey what’s a bit of mess when the kids are having fun?!?
Do you stress about the mess or embrace it as all being part of the fun of arts and crafts with your kids?