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Get Halloween Party Ready This Half-Term

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We have curated a list of fun things to do in prep for your Halloween party this year. With the country being in various states of lockdown entertaining the kids needs a little more thought. So, with this in mind we’ve searched for the best arts & crafts and party decorations we could find that offers something a little different and doesn’t cost the Earth.

Spooky Halloween Wordsearches

Can you find all the spooky words we've hidden in these wordsearches? 🎃👻🦇

One is intermediate and the other is advanced! Good luck!

Dragons & Daisies Halloween Wordsearch    Dragons & Daisies Halloween Wordsearch Advanced

   Intermediate wordsearch - Download here                 Advanced wordsearch - Download here

La Di Dah

Surprise your trick or treaters by creating a spooktacular halloween scene with our balloon bundles of ghosts, bats & skeletons! Or create a fun floaty centre piece for your halloween table.
Our Halloween decorations feature playful designs of skeleton's, bats and ghosts in pink, black and gold. Gold foil detailing and pink prints adorn the plates, cups and bags to really make your treats table pop and stand out amongst you black halloween decorations. Party packs come in packs of 6, perfect for a small party at home with friends.

 

Dragons&Daisies-Ladidah Party ideas

Get your party boxes and decorations here La Di Dah

Woodlark

DIY Cardboard Seed Mosaic Ghosts

Materials:

– Cardboard

– Dried beans and seeds

– School glue

How to:

1. Trace and cut a ghost shape out of recycled cardboard.
2. Attach dried beans/seeds or grains to the cardboard cutouts using school glue. We used white beans for the base and layered black beans on top for the eyes and mouth.
3. Let dry! Display as-is, attach several to a string to make a bunting or attach a long stick to the end of one to make a wand.
Dragons&Daisies- Woodlark Halloween Ghosts Beans
Courtesy of @woodlark

 

DIY Leaf Ghosts & Leaf Bats

Go on a nature walk and collect large leaves. We are using oak leaves, and our leaves are pressed and dried but you can also use freshly collected leaves. If you’re doing this project with toddlers then fresh leaves are likely a better option since they are less likely to become damaged in the process. Paint the base of the leaf with a white paint, then add the eye and mouth details.

For the bats paint the base of the leaf with a black or dark brown paint, then add the base of the eyes and fangs using white paint. Add a dot to each eye using black or dark brown paint. Use scissors or an xacto knife to cut the ears out on the top of the leaf.

Dragons&Daisies - Woodlark Halloween Leaf Designs

Courtesy of @woodlark

All Rainbow Colors

How to Make Horrifically Cute Halloween Monsters
Materials:
Loo Roll Cardboard
Paint
Tissue paper
Glue 
Googly eyes 
Kitchen roll 
Black marker pen
Coloured cellotape 
Dragosn&Daisies - AllRainbowColors
Dragosn&Daisies - AllRainbowColors

 

How To Make Autumn Lions 
Halloween doesn't have to be scary and these are fun to make for those who like something a little less spooky.
Materials:
Leaves
Cardboard 
Black marker pen 
Dragons&Daisies - All Rainbow Colors Autumn Lions
Courtesy of @All_Rainbow_Colours

 

How To Make Spooky Spiders
Materials:
Coloured lollipop sticks
Coloured card
Googly eyes 
Dragons& Daisies - All Rainbow Colors Spooky Spiders

My Baba

Spooooky Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Ingredients:

Green candy melts, Marshmallows, Small pretzel rods, Semisweet chocolate chips, Candy eyeballs & Edible red and black markers

Equipment: 

Toothpicks
, Lollipop sticks
 & Colourful straws


Method:

Melt the green candy melts in a microwave or double boiler according to package directions until they are fully melted.
Push the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows then dip the marshmallows into the melted candy, turning to cover them completely. Stand the marshmallows upright in a glass filled with uncooked rice or oatmeal and place the glass in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled and hardened slightly, about 5 minutes.
Dragons & Daisies - My Baba Frankinstein MarshmallowsDragons & Daisies - My Baba Frankinstein Marshmallows1
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler until smooth. Dip the tops of each of the coated marshmallows in the chocolate to form the hair, and using a toothpick, drag the chocolate down toward the base of the marshmallow to form spikes of hair. Return the marshmallows to the fridge until the chocolate has hardened, about 5 minutes.
Break the ends off of the pretzel rods to form the small (about 1/8-inch) “bolts” for Frankenstein’s neck. Carefully push one piece of pretzel into each side of the marshmallow about 1/3 of the way from the bottom.
Using a toothpick and the remaining melted chocolate, dab two small dots of chocolate onto each marshmallow and press on the candy eyeballs.
Using the black edible marker, draw on a mouth, and then using the red edible marker, draw on a laceration on Frankenstein’s forehead. Enjoy the marshmallow pops immediately or store them in an air-tight contained in the fridge until ready to serve.
Courtesy of My Baba

Dragons & Daisies - My Baba Mummies Gingerbread
Mummies’ Revenge Haunted Gingerbread Men Courtesy of My Baba
Makes 12
Preparation: 20 minutes, plus decorating
Cooking: 12-15 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 1 large egg
  • 350g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Lyle’s Black Treacle
Decoration:
  • 500g white ready-to-roll icing
  • 12 mini marshmallows
  • Black and red writing icing
Method:
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line 3 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2 Measure the Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Black Treacle into a jug and add the egg. Beat well until thoroughly mixed, then set aside.
3 Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
4 Add the egg mixture and stir to combine, then draw the mixture together and knead lightly until smooth. Wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
5 Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 0.5cm. Cut out gingerbread men with cutters and arrange on the baking trays, allowing some room for spreading. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool for 10 minutes on the trays, then transfer to cooling racks until completely cold.
6 To decorate, roll out the icing thinly and use the gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes, placing them onto the biscuits. Cut the mini marshmallows in half, and fix them in place with a little writing icing for the eyes. Use the black icing to mark out the ‘bandages’ and the red icing to highlight the eyes.

 

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