Hey folks, it's my favourite time of year - Autumn - and that means Halloween, colourful trees and plenty of Pumpkin soup. In celebration of this we have filled our shop with everything you need to enjoy the time of year by doing lots of crafts with the kiddie winks. We have put together a bunch of ideas here for simple things to do that should end up looking brilliant...honest! So here is our Top Ten:
1. Hanging Bats
Scissors (safety ones for the kids)
All available at Toys & Tales.
Click here for the bat template
2. Eggbox Bat
Black poster paint
All available at Toys & Tales! Actually, we don't sell egg boxes. Well, we do - but they come with nice wooden aggs and you probably don't want to trash those.
3. Shadow Puppets.
This is an easy one and good if you want to avoid mess. We have some nice, thick black card and some jumbo pop sticks. Just draw out your spooky shapes, cut them out (you might need a grown-up with a craft knife for the eyes, but it can be done with scissors) then sticky tape them to the jumbo popsticks. Wait till it is dark enough then have fun making huge shadows!
Thick Black Card (or white) & Popsticks available at Toys & Tales.
4. Glitter Pumpkin.
Glue and glitter available at...you guessed it!
5. Spider Hand print.
This could be good on black card too with lighter colour paint.
6. Witches Washing
You can get mini wooden pegs, felt and glue at Toys & Tales.
7. Worm Jelly
8. Cup Spiders.
9. Jar Mummy
10. Juice Box Mummies
This is an easy one though - just wind the box in masking tape on a diagonal path. Then add the...wiggly eyes!!!
Enjoy yourselves folks and come along to laugh at some of our attempts on display and fill up your craft cupboard from our great selection at Toys & Tales. See you soon!
Toys & Tales
74 Park Lane
Cheshire SK12 1RE
TEL 01625 873 445