Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids with Vikings*

These quick and easy Halloween kids crafts can be made in under 30 minutes and best of all no special tools or skills are required, so ANYONE can make these.

We had lots of fun making these quick and easy Halloween crafts, with a package of craft supplies we were sent from Viking.

Viking is one of the largest suppliers of office stationary in the world, selling everything from photocopying paper to coffee. Not only can you stock up on office supplies you can also find lots of creative items to get crafty at home with too.

Halloween cards

kids will love-making their own hand print ghost, hand print pumpkin and hand prints Frankenstein! And the best part is they are really easy to make!

What you will need;

Colour card
Black Sharpie
Googly eyes

1. Fold your green card in half. Trace the hand print so that the pinky is on the folded part of the card. Cut out the hand print being sure to leave the pinky part uncut so that the card will open at this part.

2. Paint or use a sharpie to colour the top of the hand black to make the hair. Add some zig zag lines in the hair when painting.

3. Draw on the eyebrows and mouth.

4. Glue the googly eyes on top of the eyebrows.

1. Fold your orange card in half. Trace the hand print so that the wrist part is at the folded part of the card. Cut out the hand print so that the wrist part is not cut and the card will open up at this part.

2. Draw the pumpkin eyes, nose and mouth using a black sharpie.

3. Cut out a small stem from a darker green and glue down.

4. Cut out a small strip of lighter green and wrap around a pencil to make it curl. Then glue down to the stem.

1. Fold a piece of white card.

2. Trace your hand print so that the pinky is at the folded part of the paper. Cut out your hand print leaving the folded side where the pinky is so the card will open up. Watch the video tutorial at the bottom of this post for full details on how it opens!

3. Draw on a mouth and eyes with a black sharpie.

Halloween Mummies

This string wrapped mummy craft is perfect for keeping the kids busy. Try hanging several of them up together on a string to make a spooky display.

You will need;

Googly eyes

1. Trace the template on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. You can also free draw a shape, like i did.
2. Use Glue Dots or tacky glue to glue on your googly eyes.
  3. Tape the end of your string to the back of the card and begin wrapping the yarn around the face of the mummy, leaving a space open for the eyes. Continue wrapping the mummy all the way down and wrap each of the legs.

4. When you are finished wrapping your mummy craft, tape the end of the yarn onto the back of the mummy.

Halloween masks

These Halloween masks are an easy and inexpensive Halloween craft for kids.

What you will need;

Mask template

1. Download or make your own template and draw on card or other heavy weight paper so they won’t tear

2. Once you cut them out, let your imagination go wild and design them how you like

3. Punch holes for the string. Thread elastic string through the holes on the side and the masks are ready to go.

A big thank you to Viking for providing us our Halloween package, we had loads of fun getting our craft on.

If you like this then you might like these Halloween pumpkin carving tips and tricks

Halloween this half term at SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium*

We were invited along to check out what SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium had on at Halloween. Darcy has really fallen in love with Halloween and I thought that the Sea Life Centre would have a great event.

When we entered the centre the kids were handed an Ascarium trail sheet each and we set off to hunt for the missing spell ingredients! Each tank that contains one of the missing objects was labelled with a big sign to make it easier to spot them as you walk around. The objects were a good size and mostly quite easy for us to spot.

Along the way, we discovered facts about some of the freakish creatures of the sea, including shoaling fish, vampire tangs and Poison Dart Frogs.

The staffs were all out in forced and dressed up for the occasion. There was also crafts stops and special bugs demonstrations. We were there from 11am, which is apparently one of the busiest times. However we were able to move about freely with no problems.

Ascarium is running from the 19 October to 3 November at the SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium. Make sure you book your tickets online, to save up to 20% off your ticket. This spooktacular experience is one for the family to enjoy.

For more details, please visit the website https://www.visitsealife.com/london/discover/ascarium/

You might also like:Our fun day out at Carters Stream fair and our experince at Sherk Adventures

*we were gifted tickets in exchange of a review, however as always our opinions are our own

Baby Born Surprise Review*

Darcy was recently sent some Baby Born Surprise to unwrap, they are cute little bundle of joy with 10+ surprises! 

Each baby is wrapped up in an adorable snugly swaddle, sewn in a surprise design like a ice cream cone, pink flower or an adorable unicorn.

Water is needed to wake baby up, by wiping a wet cloth over its face to reveal their eye colour. Unwrap the swaddle to uncover baby's unique hairstyle, and baby's bottle colour tells if it's a boy or a girl. Feed baby born suprise water and they pee to reveal the colour change nappy pattern. Darcy was impatient and placed the nappy into water, which you can see also works.

There are so many adorable babies, cute swaddles, and colour change nappies to collect! Also Included is a collector's guide with surprise games to help find baby's name, birthday, and favourite food and a birth certificate to fill out.

These remind us so much of the LOL Surprise dolls because of the colour changing nappies, the bottles, and the cute collectible baby dolls.  These were a lot of fun, Darcy has asked for some more including the new Bottle Playset for christmas.

If your little one loves collictables, then they will love baby born surprise. They retail at £9.99 and are available to buy at Smyths Toys and Amazon.

*We were sent Baby Born Surprise of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.