Printed your stationery from the links in Are you hosting a monster mash? Costume sorted through Looking for a spooky disguise this Halloween? Inspired by the spectres in I ain’t afraid of no ghost…? Now you’ll need to plan your activities for a fun-filled party…
Starting your fright night early and hoping to take advantage of the continuing nice weather? Then download the Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives Spooky bingo game card and head outside to “See a full moon, feel a spider web, hear an owl hooting, see a crow, hear a creaking tree, hear snapping twigs, hear rustling leaves, find a leaf skeleton, listen to silence, hear the howling wind, spot a scuttling spider and hear a screeching bat”. When one of your guests has scored a full “haunted” house, the Nature Detectives have plenty more free spooky activities to print out including woodland potions, thrilling torch tag and frozen spider webs.
Click on the aptly named The Purple Pumpkin Blog and you’ll find Michelle’s “Bonesy Malone”, a Build-A-Skeleton printable. Do your children know their heads from their toes – or, more importantly, their skull from their phalanges? They can piece together their own Bonesy with paper fasteners and use them to reenact the much-loved Funnybones story by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, give as gifts to trick or treaters or display as decorations for the house.
Another dangling decoration your children can help to assemble is Krokotak’s Halloween witch. The template is black and white so it can be coloured in first then “Hang it on the door and it will move every time you go in or out”. The site also includes some No glue paper toys in a cat and pumpkin design.
Another paper toy is on offer from Living Locurto and it might save your family pet from over zealous Halloween fans desperate to dress their dogs for the occasion. Amy’s Halloween Dog Dress-Up designs include a canine-shaped cute witch, superhero and ghost costume.
Inspired by a comission from London’s alex and alexa store to repurpose their packaging boxes, Made by Joel created a Halloween trick-or-treat scene as part of his Paper City series and provides a template for us to download too – “If you want to make one yourself, you can use any box you’d like. Then print out the template below and string them up with tape and thread. Happy trick-or-treating!”
A paper desk toy zombie from Creativello is just one of the 15+ Zombie Crafts Comic Con Family couldn’t wait until Halloween to highlight to share their love of all things zombie. Compiled at the beginning of this year it includes a Valentine’s I Chews You gum wrapper printable from Lolly Jane but many of the other crafts feature free printables and patterns too including Tried & True’s zombie t-shirt design, Hector Turner’s Zombie Crossing Sign project, Honey Jumble’s zombie animals treat boxes, Learn Create Love’s silly zombie assembly craft and Dream A Little Bigger’s finger puppets.
For more “Zombie-ness” fun head to Mina’s Journal for step-by-step drawing instructions, colour and cutouts and coffins and zombie dollies.
Still searching for more ideas? Then head to Making Learning Fun for magnet pages, maths, literacy and science ideas, play dough mats and recipe ideas.
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