One the best ways that we like to “keep ‘em out of trouble” at momstown is to do arts and crafts! With this creepy holiday around the corner, we have an endless list of cool crafts.
With pumpkins, ghouls, ghosts and bats, it was almost impossible to narrow down our favourite Halloween crafts to just 5.
momstown has a handprint bat craft for everyone...great for a Halloween playgroup or at home with your kids!
What you need:
string for web optional—depending where you plan to decorate!
Have child paint his or her hand black (4 fingers and hand, no thumb) press on to paper, back to back so that each side has four legs and combined they have eight legs!
Add googly eyes and you've got a very cute handprint spider. If you make lots of them, you can put them up on a bulletin board, window, or door, and then use string to create a 'web' around them!
We had a blast with this craft and they actually made about 12 bats in total. We had brown bats, black bats, bats with tiny eyes and great big eyes, large ones, small ones and some with two heads and fangs. We hung them in our windows to "scare" the neighbours! :-)
What you need:
Pillowcase or other recycled plain fabric grocery or tote bag
Halloween cookie cutters
Roll the open end of the pillow case a few times to make the "bag" a bit shorter. You can tape this from the inside.
Use your Halloween cookie cutters to stamp shapes onto the pillowcase. Sprinkle with glitter before the paint dries.
Once the paint has dried, add faces to your pumpkins, ghosts, or other shapes.
Take this bag along to collect candy!
Another tip would be to paint using flourescent paints. This would be great if you are planning on being out in the dark!
Ann-Marie Burton is a crafty and creative mother of three young children and the founding mama and leader behind momstown.ca.
When not running the business part of their business, the momstown team of mom entrepreneurs is busy collecting empty toilet paper rolls, googly eyes and scrap paper to be used for future preschool masterpieces at a momstown event or singing songs on a parachute with fellow neighbourhood moms. And, we drink a lot of coffee.
We share simple ideas, feature great events and activities that you can do at home with your own crew. And we might even inspire you to start saving those egg cartons and popsicle sticks for homemade creations!
Ann-Marie is also the 2011 Winner of the SavvyMom Media Mom Entrepreneur of the Year Award who’s inspired by her team of work-from-home-mamas who help other moms get outta the house and into the community to connect with like-minded mamas. Who knew a career could be created out of crayons, coffee and community?