Regular readers will know I have a “thing” about crafts that require too much adult input. I like crafts where the child can do the majority of the artwork themselves with only a little assistance. That is not to say I don’t supervise Adam during this time. I prefer to sit with him and talk about his masterpiece rather than doing the activity for him. I was therefore over the moon when I heard one of my favourite bloggers was releasing a craft book!
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Crafts On Sea has always been my go to blog for child friendly crafts. Kate is Mum of two small children and showcases crafts that are fun but achievable for little hands. 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids is her first craft book and is packed simple yet effective Halloween crafts for little ones.
We were lucky to be given an advanced review copy and couldn’t wait to try out the activities. I looked through the book together with Adam to decide which Halloween craft we should try out first. It is usually here when I have to veto some activities. We either do not have the resources in the house, something needs to be prepared beforehand or the craft simply takes too long to complete. However, I am pleased to say I didn’t have to veto anything. We had the resources already in the house for every activity and nothing needed to be made before we could start. Each activity was made with a small child in mind. The crafts didn’t require long periods of time to complete them which would mean it would maintains Adams interest and concentration. After much deliberation, due of the amount of choice, we finally opted to create Cardboard Tube Mummies.
I have to admit I had never thought of using Micropore Tape as a craft material. It is surgical tape to hold bandages in place but Katie states that it is cheaper than using washi tape. Adam simply wrapped the tape around the cardboard tubes. He loved the independence of being able to rip tear the tape himself using his fingers. We shall certainly be using Mircopore Tape again in the future.
After he had wrapped all four cardboard tubes in the tape Adam got to glue on the googly eyes. I love how he tried so hard to get the eyes in a straight line.
In a few simple steps Adam had created his own Cardboard Tube Mummies. With 29 more inventive Halloween crafts left in the book we can’t wait to try out some more. Will it be the Leaf Frankenstein, the Pinecone Vampire Bat or the Squishy Paint Witch?
30 Halloween Crafts for Kids is available to buy through Amazon.
Disclaimer: We were sent a digital copy of 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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