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Halloween Crafts: Pumpkin Footprints

The months go by so quickly. October is already here and with it begins the holiday season. So much of our lives just fly right past us. As we watch our children n grow in the blink of an eye we realize that time and memories just keep on going. So of course we try our hardest to slow it down and keep the memory and moments going just a little bit longer. One of the ways we love to do this is by creating little charitable moments and keepsakes. This halloween we have found you a new halloween keepsake that will forever remind you how perfect and small your little one was in October of 2015.

This adorable craft is courtesy of The Parental Hideaway. This incredible website and Facebook brings parents fun crafts, activities, and ideas for spending time with their children. This incredible holiday keepsake is the perfect simple activity and craft to try with your child, no matter how old they are, this October. Check out the website now for more fabulous ideas.

Halloween Crafts

The Parental Hideaway

What You Will Need: 

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. With your hands form a ball with your dough and kneed it for at least 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be.

Store your salt dough in a air tight container and you will be able to use it for days.

You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.

  1. You can let your salt dough creations air dry, however salt dough can also be dried in the oven. Bake at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat ornaments may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker creations can take 2-3 hours or more. You can increase your oven temperature to 350 F, your dough will dry faster but it may also brown, which won’t matter if you are painting your entire creation (you can also cover your dough in the oven before it turns brown).
  1. There are a few options to color your salt dough:
    1. Add powdered tempera paint to your flour,
    2. Add food coloring or paint to the water before you mix it with the salt/flour
    3. Add natural coloring like instant coffee, cocoa, or curry powder.

Toddler Activities For Halloween

IMG_0914.JPGWe love to keep the little ones busy during the day when the older kids are at school. We try to find fun activities that are themed, educational, or just seem like they would be a lot of fun for us and the little ones to do. This month we wanted an activity that was centered around Halloween since the older kids keep bringing home fun Halloween themed crafts and are excited (read VERY EXCITED!) for Halloween we thought it was important to try and get the Littles excited too. Toddler crafts and activities are usually something that involves sensory learning. We wanted some fun sensory activities but we also wanted something Halloween themed. We finally found some really great looking activities and crafts to try on one of our favorite sites for kids, Spoonful.

We love Spoonful because it is created and run by the Walt Disney company and they frequently have crafts and activities that are Disney themed, which our kids love. This month they have some fun crafts, activities, and games that involve Halloween. They have compiled 20 great Halloween themed activities for the month of October. You can find them all at Spoonful.

We are so excited to try the spider hand craft. Our little ones love to finger paint. Any reason is a good reason to cover your whole hand in paint right? That’s what we thought. So we will most likely be trying the spider craft. But there are other fantastic crafts to try including cotton ball ghosts, monster cookies, and a Halloween sensory bin. We love them all, and we are very excited to try as many as we can. What crafts will you and your little ones try this month?

Spider Handprint

What You Will Need

Black paint
Paper
Toddler hands!
Googles eyes
Glue

Head on over to Spoonful to check out the instructions!!

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