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10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

| September 4, 2013 | 5 Comments
10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

We do love getting dressed up and I do love making the kids’ some fancy dress costumes myself. Halloween Fancy Dress is a great time to get creative with the kids. Don’t invest in expensive costumes, that they quickly grow out of, but make some of these easy No Sew Costume Ideas many of which […]

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Paper Mask Craft

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Paper Mask Craft

The final of our recent “fancy dress” ideas that you can make with kids. Lots of no sew costumes, that should sort you out for any upcoming Fancy Dress party of Halloween. With these simple masks, you can be ANYTHING you like, and let your imagination go wild with these simple paper masks, all made […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 6 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

Continuing on our Halloween Costumes crafty season, we have a Frankenstein Costume to share. If you really want to hide this Halloween and for no-one to recognise you, make a Frankenstein mask out of a paper bag.  Paper bags come in all shapes and sizes, try and find one that fits you perfectly or cut […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

| August 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

Last year, I created a set of Halloween Costume ideas for the children’s supplement of The Times – the costume ideas are aimed at 8- 12 yrs old to make themselves (or younger kids to make with an adult) and that don’t cost the earth to make. I thought now would be a good time to […]

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Despicable Me Minions Fancy Dress

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Despicable Me Minions Fancy Dress

Finally, in our week celebrating the Despicable Me Minions – Red Ted gets dressed up as one!! Yes, we made a simple Despicable  Me Minion costume that even Red Ted was happy with. He is not the “keenest of dresser uppers”, so we always have to come up with something that is fun,but let’s him […]

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Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

| November 4, 2012 | 27 Comments
Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

Well.. one thing that is really “just us” each year, are our St Martin’s Day celebrations – it is  classic Autumn celebration in Austrian and German countries and involves remembering St Martin, making lanterns and going for a lantern walk in the dark whilst singing some classic children’s songs! Personally, I love this tradition and […]

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Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

| October 10, 2012 | 30 Comments
Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

I bet you were wondering “more Halloween Crafts?!” Well here are some ghoulish Halloween Eye Balls for you .. best of all they GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!! How spooky is that?! We came up with the idea, as we love Googly Eyes so much.. and thought how about some “giant” googly eyes that we could […]

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Quick Halloween Treats

| October 7, 2012 | 10 Comments
Quick Halloween Treats

Ok, here is another quick halloween treat that I have been making for years and that has been much loved by friends and family: Chocolate Orange “Jack O’Lanterns”. They are so obviously simple, I really do not know why Terry’s Chocolate Orange hasn’t been making these themselves. Especially, as this time of year there are […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!

| October 7, 2012
Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!

Ok boys and girls, these are super duper EASY and great last minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!!! And if you count your self in the “not very crafty” category, then these are ideal for you. I first “made” these costumes back when I was a student and it was a great hit! I borrowed my adorable neighbour’s boys […]

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How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

| October 5, 2012 | 10 Comments
How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

I think you will all believe me to be Paper Mache crazy at the moment! Yes, we have had a number of paper mache posts recently, but THIS craft, we actually made LAST year. We made it for St Martin’s Day and Halloween – a nice way for us to bring our Austrian and British […]

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Kids Crafts: Monster Cookies

| October 3, 2012 | 34 Comments
Kids Crafts: Monster Cookies

I love all sorts of Monster Crafts with the kids, because young children can just go wild and have fun and not worry about whether their monster “looks right or wrong”. Perfect. Lots of eyes and spots and mouths and happy children. So we decided make some fun Monster Cookies, these are in time for Halloween, but […]

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Frankenstein Halloween Cookie Pops

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment
Frankenstein Halloween Cookie Pops

A quick “mini feature” of our Frankenstein Halloween Cookie Pops that are over on Life At The Zoo today. Couldn’t resist sharing them on both blogs.   Mmmh. Do pop over to find out “how we made them” and all that!

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