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Fun Halloween Ideas for Celebrating with Kids

Looking for some Halloween crafts and activities to do with your kids? Look no further! We’ve collated some great ideas for you in here!

We’ve got crafts, activities, recipes, costumes, things to do AND the very best in Halloween community events! Phew!

Halloween crafts and activities

halloween crafts ghosts
  • Make adorable GHOST EMOJI hanging decorations – HERE!
  • Print out a Halloween Crossword for the kids – HERE! 
  • Pom pom tarantulas – HERE!

Halloween recipes

Follow this link to find all the HEALTHY options listed below!

  • Vegetable Skeleton
  • Spider Pizza
  • Spooky Fruit Cups
  • Olive Mummy Toastie
  • Pump-ka-rins
  • Broomsticks
  • Spooky Skewers
  • Pumpkin Dips
  • Ghost-Nana’s
  • Vegetable Graveyard
halloween crafts recipe

If you’re looking for something decidedly unhealthy (but downright delicious) follow this link for Ghastly Ghouls Chocolate Bark!

Halloween Costumes

If DIY makes you actually cry, follow these links for some help from the professionals!

halloween crafts costumes

Check our Book Week ideas to find some costume inspiration of the literary variety.

Explaining Halloween to kids

Are you trying to teach your children about Halloween? This helpful link covers the REAL meaning of Halloween. You might learn a thing or two, yourself!

Halloween – things to do

Here’s what you need to know about WHERE to go to have a spooky good time this Halloween!

Halloween community events

Halloween crafts?

We’re always keen to expand our crafting section with ideas from our community. We’d LOVE to hear about and see your spooky ideas. Please feel free to share in the comments or provide a link to your Pinterest / Etsy store for details. Let’s get a little more spooky with our Families Magazine Community!

Carving a Halloween pumpkin?

Find over 700 pumpkin carving stencils here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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