I always thought I’d be a super arts and crafts mum. But turns out I’m not. Funny as I’m creative in my work life, but home life I just can’t hack it.
I think my biggest challenge is finding the space. We don’t have a very spacious house so one tiny bit of mess, suddenly becomes a huge mess.
I used to do the odd crafty activity with Lamb, but now Bear has come along I just don’t have the time. My wild child much prefers running around outside in the rain then sitting quietly with a paintbrush.
I really would love to be more creative with the boys. If you read my ‘Treasuring Their Creations‘ post in collaboration with Pampers, you’d know my mum was so good at crafts with me as a child, and I just wish I was more like her.
I’m hoping when Bear is older (and has more patience) he will sit and paint with me. To give me some inspiration I’ve asked some fellow bloggers to share their Halloween arts and crafts ideas with me.
First up is this super cute Halloween garland from Hello Beautiful Bear. Now this is something I could probably cope with. No paints, no mess!
Another super easy Halloween craft idea I can do with the boys is this skeleton x-ray hand print from The Gingerbread House. I love how easy this is to do and that I can do it with both my 1 and 4 year old.
Here’s an idea for me to do with Lamb when bear is at Nursery. With little materials needed, this one shouldn’t be too stressful! HA. Lamb would enjoy making these Spooky Hanging Halloween Decorations from Play Learn Everyday.
I loved making paper lanterns when I was young. I think my earliest memory is making them in reception at primary school! Another great halloween craft is these Halloween Lanterns from Suburban Mum.
I just had to include these gorgeous no carve pumpkins from Baby Holiday. They look amazing! And what I love about them is there’s no right or wrong way to decorate them. If Bear wants to go crazy with the paint and glitter he can! The crayon one is my favourite.
I’ve actually been really inspired by these halloween arts and crafts ideas. I’m going to make sure I do at least one with Lamb over the half term!