Make Your Own Mouthy Trick Or Treat Bags for Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween? Whether you’re ready or not, I can bet that your children are already planning what they are going to wear and how they want the house decorated ready for the many trick or treaters that will be knocking on your door.

Help your children collect their goodies in these spooky trick or treat bags. Which are also ideal to give out to any spooky guests that may turn up at your door

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They are simple to make and a fun activity for the children to do over the half term

You will need:

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  • Paper bags
  • Acrylic paints or felt pens
  • Scissors
  • Black marker pen
  • Pencil

First cut away the handle from the top of the bag

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Then place your hand on top of the bag, in the middle with your fingertips touching the top and mark with a pencil either side of your fingers (little and pointing finger)20171015_113139

Now draw in your monsters mouth – this will be your new handle

Once your mouth in place you can then draw your monster. Be as spooky as you like

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Why not draw a zombie monster or a spider?

Choose the colour and paint your monster, think bright colours like; orange, purple, green and red.

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You can design both sides with different characters or just do one side.

Add sparkle in with some glitter, paint it with glow in the dark paint or even some googly eyes

Now you’re ready to fill the bags with goodies

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Have a spooktacular Halloween 🙂

 

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Valentines crafts with Yellow Moon

With valentines just around the corner why not try crafting a little gift for your loved one? Express your love with something that is handmade.

Yellow Moon are the perfect place to look for themed craft sets and supplies. They are an online store that sell pretty much everything you will need to make that perfect gift for that someone special, wether it be your valentine, a parent or just a friend.

Heart Weaving Blanks – pack of 10 – £2.50

DSC_3443_optThe Heart size is 17cm wide, made from card and has pre-punched holes to weave thread through. The set does not come with any thread or pens.

We designed our heart then weaved our coloured thread through the holes. It was a fun activity, that doesn’t have to be just for valentines. It’s a great way to introduce children to weaving and they can weave however they please, making new patterns each time.

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Write a little message on the back for a different way of giving a card.

Heart Jigsaw Puzzles – Pack of 8 -£2.40

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The Puzzle size 14cm x 11cm and is made from 1mm thick card. They are cute little hearts that can be a card that carries a message and a gift too. Design your heart and then place it in an envelope for your secret admirer to put together again.

heart colourWe coloured in each little puzzle piece and wrote a message on it after.

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We also printed off a couple of our favourite pictures and using some glue stuck them onto the heart. We had to cut the pieces out again using a craft knife. I think they turned out pretty good.

Making cards and presents with a personal touch is so much better than buying something from the shops. I think it shows that you put time, thought and effort into something that is personal and made with a loving touch.

With Love Pet Cards – Pack of 8 – £1.99

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These cute these cards can be for valentines and Mothers day

The 10cm cards come in 4 assorted pre printed designs – cat, dog, bunny and a mouse. Each pack comes with envelopes. Design your card with bright colours, stick on gems and much more. My youngest enjoyed this activity as he is just getting into colouring in and learning how to stay with in the black lines. It helps with his  fine motor control.

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These are lovely little cards for children to give to their friends and family.

When showing you love someone, why not have a little fun doing it!

Take a look at yellow Moon and see if you can find something to help you with your craft ideas.

Thank you for reading. I was provided with some activities to try and share with you as part of being a Yellow Moon Blogger.

 

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Creating bubbles with a sock

Do you have lots of odd socks laying around the house?

Want to do something with them instead of just throwing them away?

Why not make a Bubble Sock Blower! What child doesn’t like chasing bubbles

I promise you that this simple and quick activity will keep the children amused for hours.

You will need:
-A plastic drinks bottle
-A sock
-Scissors
-A plate or Tupperware tub
-Washing up liquid
-A little water
-Food dye

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1. Cut off the bottom of the plastic bottle (be careful)

2. Stretch an old sock over the bottom of the bottle that you have just cut away. Use an elastic band to secure it in place if need to!

3. Squirt some washing up liquid (or bubble solution) onto the plate or tub and mix with a little bit of water

4. If you want coloured bubbles add some food dye to the bottom of the sock

5. Dip the sock into the soap liquid, swirling it around making sure that it gets a good soaking

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6. Now your ready to blow.

7. Blow through the bottle cap (where you normally drink from) don’t suck in as you may end up getting soap in your mouth.

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The boys loved there bubble sock blowers and spent a lob time outside, playing together, creating bubbles and having lots of fun. Even the two year old got to play with one

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Make your own cute little Snack Bag

Do your children have a pack lunch bag? Or are you just looking for somewhere to put your little snacks into?

Why not make your own little snack bag!

It is similar to the Tote lunch bag that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago but obviously smaller and a lot cuter.

You will need:

  • PVC covered material
  • Sewing machine, cotton and scissors
  • Measuring tape, ruler
  • Velcro

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  • Cut out four pieces of your material measuring 8″ x 8″, two pieces are for the outer of the snack bag and the other two are from material that you want for the lining
  • At the bottom of all of the pieces mark out a square on each corner 1″ x 1″, cut out each square

 

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  • Put the two outer pieces together with the right sides touching each other and stitch down the sides DO NOT stitch around the cut out piece and then stitch along the bottom.

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  • On the inner lining mark along the bottom, in between the two notches, 1″ in on either side. Stitch together the sides, leave the cut out notch and then stitch from the edge of the notch to the mark and then from the mark to the edge of the notch, so that there will be a gap in the middle ( This will be where you pull the material of the bag through once finished)

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Pinch the unsewn fabric together making sure that the seams meet up and stitch the edges together

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On the inner lining attach the velcro in place about 0.5cm away from the edge, I used a very sticky velcro so just glued it into place

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Turn the outer lining the right way round and place it inside of the inner lining, line up the seams and stitch the two edges together

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Once sewn together you need to pull through the outer shell through the hole that was left at the bottom of the lining

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You will be left with a little snack bag looking pretty much like this

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It is the perfect size for little hands and ideal to store away snacks in when out and about town, Oliver takes his every day to his childminder and won’t eat his grapes from anything other than his snack bag now. It fits perfectly into any lunch bag/changing bag/handbag and the velcro keeps the snack secured away safely.

Hope you like it 🙂

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