Today is Halloween and we’ll be celebrating by having a small party, with some ghostly treats. For one day only we’re calling ourselves the gingerdead house! We’ve had loads of fun making decorations so I thought I’d share some of them with you. We’ve been really busy over the last month and some of our favourites are:
no carve pumpkins, pinecone spider, mummy candle, ghost ice cubes, Halloween sun catchers and toilet roll mummies. As well as crafting we’ve made some spooky snacks, from gingerdead men with black treacle to wriggly jelly worms. We’ve also tasted some yummy pickled onion flavour Pom-Bear crisps.
If you need any more inspiration don’t forget to check out my book review for Halloween crafts or enter my giveaway to win a selection of scary treats from Swizzels Matlow.
Stay safe everyone!
As much as I love Halloween I never actually want to spend my time pumpkin carving. This year we’ve done things a little differently. We purchased our pumpkin from Waitrose along with a couple of cute munchkins (mini pumpkins) and they make a great display on our dining room table. The toddler has been going on and on about carving the pumpkin but instead of reaching for the knife I grabbed my washi tape collection instead.
How about using washi tape for a no carve pumpkin? No mess and you can change the expression as often as you like!
We picked a colour from the new range of nine different Scotch Expressions Washi Tapes from 3M. All the Scotch Expressions Washi Tapes are initially repositionable, yet they stick securely to a variety of surfaces. This meant we were able to play around and put it where we wanted but it stuck really well to the surface of the pumpkin (probably not the usual place to use washi tape!).
We used the washi tape for the mouth and added sticky eyes to make the face, but googly eyes would work just as well.
We were sent a couple of the new Scotch Expressions Washi Tapes to experiment with. They will be available from this month in nine different colours and patterns; Travel & Zig Zag are 30mm wide by 10m long. Poppy, Teal and Black Stars, Cracked, Blue, Silver, Peach and Orange are 15mm wide by 10m long. Find them in larger WHSmith stores, www.3M Direct.co.uk and www.Amazon.co.uk. The RRP is £2.79 for 15mm x 10m and £4.49 for 30mm x 10m.
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