Halloween cat hair clips

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These little cat hair clips are a nice little Halloween make and perfect for kiddies. They’re made from polymer clay which is great for kids as it’s brightly coloured and easy to work with. You could make any shape you like onto a clip, I think I might make a few more of different animals and maybe even a little unicorn…

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Pumpkin Decorating With Cath Kidston

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We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to create some alternative ideas for Pumpkins for you for Halloween, inspired by their lovely prints. Our first one is this London skyline carved pumpkin, with a scene carved into the skin and stars made with a drill. Fun!

For the little ones, we’ve put away the tools and turned mini pumpkins into woodland animals without any carving in sight. For the full tutorials you can visit their blog!

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Halloween Hand Puppets: #brotherchallenge

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  We were asked  by Brother to come up with a fun sewing project for kids over Halloween, so we thought we’d make some spooky hand puppets for your little ones to put on a seasonal show. This friendly witch and ghoulish fellow are simple enough for kids to stitch on a sewing machine with a little help.

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10 Awesome Halloween Kids Crafts

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OoooOOoooh. With Halloween just around the corner we’ve been searching for spooky things to make and bake with our little pumpkins during half term (like, vaguely spooky. Not your scary clown type of spooky, we’re total wimps). We thought we’d share our favourites with you to try:

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Pumpkin Carving with Iceland Foods

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We’re well and truly in the Halloween spirit and have been busily making costumes and buying numerous pumpkins ready to carve next week. Iceland asked if we wanted to throw a little Halloween bash with our Buttons, try their new party food and show them how to style up a pumpkin with tots.

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Life In Pictures: Pumpkin Picking

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As a family, we’ve not all been together for long enough to have many traditions, but a few are slowly emerging. Trying to get Harper on ice skates each winter is one (not too successful so far) and getting a photo of her on Santa’s knee is another (some attempts are better than others). But there is one tradition that’s been fixed in place since she was born – going to a pick-your-own farm at the start of the summer for strawberries, and then again at the start of autumn for pumpkins.

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Super Quick Bat Costume

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KAPOW. This costume is super super easy. You can whip it up in 20 minutes flat and all you need is a bin liner, some felt, elastic and a couple of pipe cleaners. Our little ones were so enthralled with it that they flapped around the garden for a whole hour pretending to save the world. See our video tutorial for how to make it below. If you like it, please give us a little like on You Tube and share the love!

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Life In Pictures

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This week we got all dressed up for a friend’s Halloween party. We ate spider cupcakes, played musical chairs and did a lot of flying around on our broomsticks. We also went to visit Grandma and Grandad and went to their local farm to do pumpkin carving and a lot of jumping on the outdoor trampolines. It was so nice to spend time with family and to be outdoors without coats in October!        

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Craft Trends #8: Halloween

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We’re getting ready for a a spookily good Halloween next week! To get us in the mood for fright night we’ve found the spookily best craft and baking tutorials to try before next week.

1. Halloween Yarn Garland by Growing Up Gabel

2. Trick or Treat Cookies by Not Martha

3. Our Pumpkin Piñata Party Cake from a few years ago

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3 Quick Halloween Craft Tutorials

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We love a bit of halloween crafting! Channel Mum recently asked us to create 3 videos for them and we jumped at the chance because we love Channel Mum – if you aren’t familiar with it you should take a look at their YouTube channel – their posts are from honest, witty and genuine mums and they’re really entertaining and informative.

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Top 5 Pumpkin-Themed Makes!

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With Halloween peeping its scary little face around the corner we’ve been scouring the Internet looking for spooky inspiration for crafts and bakes. As our Little Buttons are a bit young to appreciate the ghoulish fun of the festivities we thought we would pick 5 pumpkin-related projects.

1. Pumpkin Cake Pops

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Sparkly Superhero Cape

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My Little Button has taken to wearing her bath towel as a superhero cape of late, so I thought I’d make her an actual super ‘H’ cape in case she wanted to practise her superhero skills in public, with clothes on!

You will need:

  • 1/2 metre of fabric for the backing
  • 1/2 metre of fabric for the front
  • Matching felt to the front fabric for the letter

1. Begin by drawing and cutting out the pattern as above. Place the template on folded fabric. The measurements I used for my 18-month-old were 62cm for the total length of the cape and 34cm for the width at the bottom. The cape gradually gets smaller as it goes up towards the neck.

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No Bake Coconut Ice Squares

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I love coconut ice, it reminds me of my childhood and I’m not proud to say I can eat a whole block of it in one go. In fact that is exactly what I was doing when I pondered the idea of making it myself. After a bit of googling I found a recipe on BBC Good Food (click here to view) and realised that it was in fact astonishingly easy and only requires 4 ingredients. Hooray!

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Christmas Pudding Pinata Cake

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Just before Halloween, we posted a recipe for a surprise pinata cake in the shape of a pumpkin. It got a lot of lovely comments. So for Christmas, we’ve decided to adapt that idea, and offer a festive version, which will look great as a centre-piece for your Christmas table.

For this cake you will need:

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Life in Pictures

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Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the last seven days.