3 Ways to Get Creative with your Little Ones this Halloween
Guest blogger Jenna from The Lifestyle is Calling shares her ideas on how you can enjoy Halloween with younger children….
Rainy weekends in October are the perfect time to get creative with your little ones! Find our three things to do, make and create over the Halloween period:
1. Baby’s Hand and Footprint Pumpkin
We did this hand and footprint pumpkin last year – it was such a lovely activity to do together as a family, especially for a baby’s first Halloween. Here’s how we did it:
1. We carved out the lid and then scooped out the insides of the pumpkin (use the fleshy part to make a super yummy pumpkin recipe below).
2. We rubbed Ethan’s hand and foot with a little oil and then did a “print” with them on some cardboard.
3. We pencilled around the prints to make them easier to see and then we cut them out. You only need one hand and one foot, as you can then turn this over to get the left and right.
4. We held the cardboard onto the nicest side of the pumpkin and drew used it as a stencil to draw around.
5. We then carved it out with a small blade – I would recommend buying a properly designed blade for pumpkin carving (they are very inexpensive) as it would be difficult to get the intricate detail without it.
2. Bake Nutritious Breakfast Cookies
Left with some fleshy bits of the pumpkin we carved (see above), I was inspired to use them (waste not, want not, and all that).
Oh my. These cookies are ridiculous. Not only because they taste AMAZING, are nutritious, filling and easy to make, but they are also really easily flexible to incorporate more of what you love or less of what you don’t. What’s more, they are super fun to make with little ones as you can have fun throwing the ingredients in the bowl and rolling them up into cookie size balls.
The Co-op have a cute DIY gingerbread kit that’s ready to go and costs only £2.29. We had loads of fun getting messy with these and of course, eating the results!
Baby & Toddler Halloween Special Events
With the older children back at school next week, if you are looking for ways to enjoy Halloween with the younger children that might not be old enough for trick or treating, have a look at the Baby & Toddler Halloween Specials on the North Leeds Mumbler website.
Like these ideas? This post is brought to you by North Leeds-based mama, Jenna, who blogs at The Lifestyle is Calling. Find tonnes more hints and tips on all things style, career, food and motherhood here or like The Lifestyle is Calling on Facebook to get all the latest updates what she’s up to in Leeds, and beyond.