On My Needles
This week I planned to sew in the ends of my daughter’s scarf.
Then I found a Yarn shop close to where I am living.
Of course, this meant I could start a new project! Yippee!
I bought Katia Merino Baby Plus yarn, it is so soft, and I love the colorway (Dye lot:214).
The shawl I’m knitting is the Ridged Shawl pattern by Plymouth Yarns
The design has an easy lace stitch pattern, and there is no right or wrong side.
This works for me!
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With Halloween coming up, Knit Picks is having a Halloween Yarn Sale.
There are some significant savings on all sorts of yarns.
Expect to see Halloween theme colors like grey, black, purple, yellow, red and orange.
Crafty Top 10
Only 3 more weeks until Halloween!! Still plenty of time to get busy with crafting.
This week we’ve found the Top 10 Best Halloween Crafts For Kids
Decorate your home with handmade Halloween themed craft by the little ones in your life.
Previously we shared some fabulous Halloween Crafts
We know that Halloween is fun for the whole family!
Popsicle Stick and Yarn Spider Web Craft
With a few materials, these Halloween decorations will be fun for kids to create.
Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy has a tutorial so you can follow along.
Toilet Paper Roll Mummy
Get the kids involved and create some spooky Mummies for Halloween.
Using toilet paper rolls and some gauze, they come up a treat.
Easy to do and Donella from Gluesticks and Gumdrops shows you how.
Frankenstein Sun Catcher
Monsters are part of Halloween and kids will love making this Frankenstein Sun Catcher.
Amber from ABCs to Acts has the printables ready to download and an easy tutorial to follow.
Using materials from nature is always fun.
Kids can head outdoors to collect their pinecones and then make them into bats.
Melissa from Fireflies and Mudpies has the step by step instructions to follow.
Paper Bag Monster Puppets
All sorts of fun to be had with these Monster puppets!
Involve the kids in creating them and then ask them to come up with a script for a puppet show 🙂
Rachel at I Heart Crafty Things shares her tutorial to make them.
Vampire Corner Bookmark
Kids will love to mark where they are up to in their readers with this craft project.
Follow Andreja’s step by step instructions or watch her short video tutorial included in her post.
Pumpkin and Monster Jar Luminaries
Using recycled jars, some colored Epsom salts glue, ribbons, and googly eyes, these luminaries are just the thing for Halloween.
Shaunna and her kids loved creating them and the tutorial is on Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Rock Monster Craft
Hiding rocks is an activity that my youngest enjoys when we are out and about at parks.
Angela from The Inspiration Edit has a tutorial on how to make rock monsters for Halloween.
Cotton Ball Ghosts
Simple to do and with a few materials, kids will love creating these cotton ball ghosts.
Kim from Inspiration Made Simple gives you step by step instructions to help your kids make some.
Simple Halloween Sugar Cookies: Pumpkins, Mummies & Monsters
If your family is planning to have a Halloween party, these cookies are fun!
Amber from Crazy Little Projects uses mainly store-bought ingredients, but you could use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use food coloring to make white icing into orange and green.
Follow Amber’s tutorial.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Pom Pom Pumpkins
Who doesn’t love a cute fluffy Pumpkin? These easy to make pom poms by Trish at Mom On Time Out, are easy and of course fun to do for little ones.
Toddlers will love the tactile experience making this craft.
Jackie at Happy Hooligans has a step by step guide.
Love her idea of using wallpaper samples to cut out the hands 🙂
Ghost Bat Halloween Bunting
Egg cartons are so versatile in craft.
Who else loves to use them for “Hungry Caterpillars”?
This time sections of egg cartons are used to make ghosts and bats.
Put them on a piece of string, and you have Halloween Bunting.
Follow Zing Zing Tree’s tutorial here.
Gooey Eye Monster Cookies
Enjoy baking monster cookies with the little people in your life.
They will love placing on the candy eyes on the cookies.
Kristyn at Lil’ Luna has a straightforward recipe.
Kid Sized Spider Web
I love games for kids that require minimal effort.
Creating a spider web by using outdoor chairs, some white yarn and enthusiastic little ones is all it takes.
Follow the instructions outlined in Make and Takes post here.
Toilet Roll Spiders
Halloween doesn’t have to be scary.
Creating these spiders made of toilet rolls can make the cutest pets!
Follow the tutorial by Michelle at MollyMoo.
The Accordion paper fold is fun and easy for kids to do.
The bat wings are made using this technique and toddlers will get practice cutting out with the bat’s body.
Follow Rachel’s tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.
Easy Monster Craft
Kids love to use glue and stick things on paper.
Toddlers will get right into sticking googly eyes on the body of their monster and adding arms and legs.
Follow the tutorial by Kristina at Toddler Approved.
Tissue Paper Ghosts
Super easy craft with very minimum materials.
Nell at Rhythms of Play steps you through what to do here.
Pumpkin Colored Two Ingredient Slime
The orange color fits right in with Halloween and kids love the ooey gooeyness of slime.
You won’t believe what 2 ingredients are needed to make it 🙂
Check out Paging For Mums recipe here.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Top 10 Halloween Crafts for Kids
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie ?