We had such fun carving pumpkins this Halloween.
We cut a lid in them, scraped down the insides and then let the children spoon the gruesome insides into a bucket.
Our daughter especially loved feeling the texture of the flesh & the seeds.
Our daughter wanted a cat and our son Mike from Monsters Inc, so we drew the designs on with a biro and then set about carving them.
Not amazing photos but they were a lot of fun to do and looked pretty effective.
We have been having lots of fun inventing spooky puddings & treats here at Stay At Home Mummy.
The first pudding was Dirt & Snakes also known as chocolate brownie with sour snake sweets.
Then we had cookies iced as pumpkins.
I also drew a pumpkin face on a Satsuma as well as a ghost. The children wanted to eat them as soon as they saw them!
Finally we made dirt & slime biscuits which were of course just biscuits iced with green icing & sprinkled with chocolate sprinkles.
The children loved helping to make these and enjoyed eating ‘disgusting’ treats!
I decided to complete this item off of the bucket list when we were building up towards Halloween.
We made spooky spiders by drawing the body and putting 8 black splodges of paint in place for the legs and blowing them with a straw.
Here is my daughters picture, helped a lot by me: Here is my sons, he drew the face and blew the legs himself.
I then experimented and drew a witch and ‘blew’ the hair & broom and made this:
The possibilities with this type of painting are endless.
A black cat with a long ‘blown’ tail, a spooky blob monster and blow the edges, or a Dracula face with ‘blown’ drips of blood coming from his fangs!
We decided that as we were taking the children trick or treating to our family & friends homes, we would like to give out a little something to say thank you.
We made 10 of these ghost footprints which were so easy to make and were a lot of fun to do.
I squeezed some white paint onto a washing up sponge, sponged it onto one of my children’s feet and got them to slowly stamp on the black card. I re-applied between stamps.
Then I washed their feet off in a washing up bowl. When the white paint was dry, I painted black eyes & mouth and printed off a message on the computer & stuck it on.
These were very well received and we were sure to keep one at home for us too!
For tea the evening before Halloween we completed number 387 on our bucket list – Eat Halloween Cheese Burgers!
A really simple yet effective Halloween tea, simply carve a cheese slice into a pumpkin shape with a pumpkin face, put back in the fridge to retain shape and place on freshly cooked burgers!
Make sure you let the children make them bloody (with ketchup) before eating!