Boosting a child's creativity is so important! There are many studies that encourage us to make sure that our kids are able to be creative. In our opinion, Halloween is one of the best seasons for creative activities. Cozy up and check out our list of 7 Creative Halloween Activities for Kids!
1. Pumpkin Painting
We think that pumpkin painting is not only a little safer than carving, but you can really get creative with it! Our recommendations: stencils (sometimes you can find these at the dollar store!), bright colors, choosing a 'funny' shaped pumpkin and having the whole family join in to do ONE masterful pumpkin together!
2. Toilet Paper Rolls... Wait, What?!
Yes, you read that right! Recycle empty toilet paper rolls and perhaps old newspapers to make your own scary bats and monsters! See what else you can recycle... then put these on display!
3. Special Goodie Bags
You may recognize these from our FANG-tastic Vampirina Slumber Party that was hosted by our friends at Fawn Parties. A lot of kids have allergies, so if you're having a Halloween party we think it's best to be sure everyone can enjoy themselves. Sure, you can have a candy bowl out but why not shine with some creativity?
4. Felt Ghosts & Ghouls
Get creative! Parents, help cut pieces of felt into the desired shape, make sure you have glue sticks on hand if you want to do this with out a needle and thread.
5. Brain Cupcakes
Ew! Gross! But it's oh so cool and unique. Use frosting in pink to shape a brain (lots of squiggly lines!) on top of your favorite cupcake recipe. Pro Tip: Make sure the cupcake is cool before you start decorating!
6. Still Need a Costume? Make it Super Cool
Super heroes are not just for boys. Have your child come up with some catchphrases they would use if they were a super hero, a super hero name, hometown and a back story. Write this down together! Don't have the outfit? Use makeup to make a mask and decorate an old t-shirt!
7. Get Glam or Spooky with Makeup!
Play makeup is a great way to have a great time. Remember, our makeup kits are all non-toxic! The cool thing is, your little one can be a princess or a vampire - they aren't limited at all!