3 Simple Face Paint Ideas for Halloween

3 quick face paint ideas for halloween by little button diaries

If you hadn’t noticed, It’s Halloween next week! We’re continuing the Little Button bombardment of fright night ideas by sharing our video tutorial for  simple Halloween face paint ideas for kids. We’ve only had face paints for a few weeks (since our awesome Snazaroo day out!) so we are by no means experts at this. We wanted ideas that would be easy, quick and look spooky cute. I think we did okay!

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3 Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

3 no carve pumpkins for little button diaries

So we had a grand idea last week that it would be great to make a video of three really quick pumpkin ideas for kids, that don’t involve having to dig all it’s guts out. We’d not made any of these before pressing record so some were treats and some were definitely trick(y) and left us a little hot and bothered. And a bit sweaty. See our little video below for the ideas we tried and tested!

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Pumpkin Decorating With Cath Kidston


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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DIY Halloween Tops

DIY monochrome halloween tops - little button diaries

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to make a few outfits for the kids on the cheap, and something they would wear again. I used a couple of black tops we already had and a bit of sewing to create these spider web and pumpkin outfits. Team the tops with a pair of black or grey trousers and you’ve got an easy and vaguely stylish Halloween look!

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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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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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Life In Pictures

This week we’ve been outside at every possible opportunity now that the sunshine could be whipped from under our feet at any moment! We no longer live a few minutes around the corner from each other so when we unexpectantly ended up in the same park at the same time this week, happy times! It really turned an ordinary park visit into lovely morning. As we had our camera (as always) we couldn’t resist taking a few snaps.

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Top 5 Pumpkin-Themed Makes!


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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Nap Time Crafts: Halloween Pumpkin Headband

halloween hair band tutorial

Halloween is scarily close. If you’re in need of a simple costume that gives a nod to Fright Night then try today’s Nap Time Craft.

For this project you will need:

  • 1 sheet of orange felt
  • Embroidery thread in yellow, black and green
  • Needle, scissors & a pencil
  • Orange thin elastic
  • Embroidery pins

Begin by drawing two pumpkin shapes of the same size onto the felt. Cut them out along with a small rectangular piece for the backing.

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Halloween Pumpkin Piñata Party Cake

halloween pumpkin piñata cake

Halloween is fast approaching and our kitchen is already covered in pumpkins. This year a group of us mums are having a party, so it’s an excuse to dress up my Little Button and bake something appropriately orange.

After a few minutes hunched over my cauldron I devised this fiendish Halloween concoction. The piñata element is the hidden surprise within. Read on if you dare…

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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.