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Halloween is always my favourite time of the year to make crafts with the kids – there’s so many fun possibilities! This year though, their ideas completely outshone any that I had!

The first thing we made were these fun dimensional pumpkins:

pumpkins

I cut the pieces for the faces and the kids stuck them on themselves. Since I made these with the little ones, ages 1-3, we had some funny positioning!

On the back I got everyone to stamp their handprint:

pumpkin handprintsThe next craft was made by Gabe at Michael’s during one of their weekend kids craft times:

ghost pumpkin

Our local farm sells white Ghost Pumpkins and they’re always his favourite so of course that was the colour craft pumpkin he picked to use. I love all the giant eyes and that crazy green mouth! He also made a point of putting purple pom poms over the eyes for eyebrows, lol! And the antennae were his last minute flash of genius.

Finally, I handed out green plates one day so everyone could make witch faces. Gabe and Hannah decided that they just had to have Witch Cats instead:

witch catGabe is a fan of odd sized googly eyes. I wish I had a picture of Hannah’s – she added a broom for her cat to ride on!

A few days later Heidi asked to make one too, but she wanted a cow witch:

witch cowAnd hers needed teeth. As her mom said, it looks like an Angry Bird!

I have some fun ideas up my sleeve for Christmas, let’s hope we get the time for them to pan out!

Cheers!

S.

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