With Halloween and half term around the corner, we thought we would share with you our favourite spooky crafts for children from the internet. Pinterest is drowning in Halloween crafts, so we’ve trawled right through and found the best ones out there. Er, as well as a few favourites from our site, of course. Here’s our round up of the top ten Halloween crafts for kids:
Ok, so my pumpkin carving skills are r-u-b-b-i-s-h! I can just about manage eyes and a wonky mouth but that’s my lot. So instead of slaving over digging out a pumpkin with Harper I decided to try a very easy carve and a no carve version. Harper has been doing Incy Wincy Spider at school so we went with a (not so scary) spider theme.
Amongst all the Halloween mayhem and our book deadlines emails popping into our inbox we got an exciting email last week from Dot Com Gift Shop saying that we had been nominated for an award!
We’re up for Best Family Craft Blog and would love your support to win! All you need to do is click on the link and vote for us. The nice thing if you do vote you’ll be entered into a drawer to win £100 worth of dotcomgiftshop gifts which will come in handy for Christmas pressies!
Behind the scenes at Little Button HQ (we say that to sound fancy even though we are, in reality, two mums sitting at computers in pjs with gigantic mugs of tea), we’ve been busy for most on the year on a very big nature-inspired project that has meant we’ve had to drag the kids outside at every free opportunity come rain or shine. They have become so used to following us around woods looking for suitable sticks, leaves and rocks! They look a little bit like ducklings walking around and, to be honest, for them the novelty of outdoor crafting has well and truly worn off!
Look at that cute little face! We thought we’d share a really easy Halloween costume for your on our YouTube channel. This easy peasy Spider web costume is made from just a few snips of a bin bag. Classy eh? And super quick – perfect for last minute mums, like us
Tia & Laura x
How have been crafting/blogging for four years and never made slime! It is the best kids craft we’ve ever made, full STOP. It’s really easy to make with food colouring, PVA and contact lens solution. Which sounds odd, doesn’t it. Here’s our little how-to video, or read on for the step by step tutorial.
I am not an outdoor adventure, get covered in mud and enjoy it kind of girl. I didn’t own a pair of wellies until I went to Glastonbury in 2008 and they’ve been gathering cobwebs in the cupboard ever since. I’d much rather be in the warm, with a hot cuppa tea. The only problem with the latter is it doesn’t wear the rugrats out in the slightest. As Grayson appears to be morphing into a dog these days, we’ve spent a lot of September getting out to give him a good runaround at the weekend. Instead of hanging out at our fave National Trust properties as usual, I stumbled upon a tree festival, Into The Trees, via Instagram. Instagram is officially my go-to for everything including days out now.
Our kids were so lucky to have been given a Baby Annabell Learns to Swim doll after their swimming lesson with Rebecca Adlington a couple of weeks ago – all four of them felt like Christmas had come early and they couldn’t be more in love with their new babies. So we thought we would do a little review of the dolls in addition to our post about the swimming.
5…4…3…2…1… BLAST OFF! Today marks the start of World Space Week so there was no better time to announce the launch of our latest craft book, which is out today. Containing 15 space-themed projects to make, The Space Craft book is crammed full of ideas for creating the ultimate out-of-this-world look, including space boots, a rocket pencil case, astronaut helmet and complete alien costume. As well as the crafts, we also give details on how to throw the ultimate space party, with food ideas, decorations, games and even a super simple moon cake.
Ask us what we did last weekend, go on, ask us, ask us!!!!!! Oh alright then, as you asked. It was just a regular kinda day. The usual stuff. We just went to London, you know, to have a swimming lesson with Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington. In the Olympic pool! (Yeh, the photo above totally ruins that build up..)
Oh we do love a flamingo here at Little Button Diaries. We did a whole flamingo craft round up last year, and Laura made an ace flamingo print bag. Aaaand now I’ve said flamingo so many times the word looks foreign. Lilah calls them falingos, and I’m unashamedly not correcting her so that she stays little longer. In fact I now call them that too, which is a bit embarrassing.
We’re pretty sure Zoella and Fleur De Force are quaking in their really trendy ankle boots right now with our latest Channel Mum vlog. It’s the video you’ve all been waiting for. We’re revealing the secrets of how we look so ‘damn fabulous’. What’s in our make up bags? A lot of crap, it turns out! As you’ll see quite frankly our make up is in a shameful state. Before kids, when we both lived in London and had disposable incomes we used to whittle away our lunch hours in the Selfridges make-up department. Alas, things are quite different now.
A few weeks ago we got an exciting email which we thought was a hoax to begin with! The lovely people at Snazaroo invited us for a day at Dreamland in Margate. We’ve been wanting to go for a year and thought we’d missed our chance for this year.
And we LOVE Snazaroo. When Tia was little, she used to spend every weekend painting her face as a different character from her Snazaroo face painting book. Yes, she was a really cool kid. Walking round Kwiksave painted as the hulk = living the dream.
Normally by this point in the year we’re on the countdown to Christmas but this year, in Harper’s opinion, we’ve got something much bigger to countdown to… the release of the My Little Pony film. Yes my folks, those little unicorns are on the big screen next month. So in preparation we’ve been making unicorn popcorn as an after-school treat and having a Friday-night movie night. Anyone else do this as an end of the week treat when they were kids?
With Harper’s first full week of school, and Amelies second week in year one coming to an end, we’re all feeling a little bit on edge about school at the moment. If you’re feeling the same, we have a lovely little guest post from Seisha at Education.com with a nice idea to help kids get a handle of their new routine.