Every mom thinks the same thing when faced with the possibility of a day or two stuck indoors. What are we going to do? Instead of suggesting the same old rainy day activities, here are a few ideas that require just a little more effort. Yes, a hurricane might be headed our way but we can still have some spooky Halloween fun.
DIY Monster Claws from The Southern Institute would entertain my kids for awhile playing monster games. It might even help my daughter’s fear of monsters, by pretending to be one. Materials needed: gloves (we all have a few pairs lying around that we don’t use), glue gun and felt. Don’t have felt lying around your house? I bet you could use construction paper. (These babies don’t have to last forever.) Get the full tutorial at The Southern Institute.
The Little Rock Ghost Town from Made takes my breath away. I love miniature towns. And those rock ghosts are too cute! We have a lot of rocks outside our house that could work for this. Materials needed: recyclables (cereal boxes, oatmeal cans, tissue boxes, etc.), hot glue gun, spray paint or any kind of paint and a Sharpie pen. For the rocks you need spray paint and a Sharpie.
I can see my kids playing with the rock ghosts for hours! And they could draw the faces themselves. The town looks a little tricky but I bet I could do something similar, if not quite as good as this one. Read the tutorial at Made.
These Dress Up Halloweenie Paper Dolls for boys and girls from babalisme are so cute! Download the paper dolls right from the site (at no cost).
Also, from babalisme “Boo” Glasses!
Thank you to The Southern Institute, Made and babalisme for your your creative ideas for Halloween crafts. We will think of you when we’re attempting your greatness!