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DIY Halloween

DIY Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get creative with your little pumpkins! At Alf & Co, your go-to children's lifestyle store in Nottingham, we have lots of Spooktacular Events to entertain your babies, toddlers and children this half term. Plus check out our top 10 DIY Halloween crafts, activities and ideas to enjoy with your toddlers, babies, preschoolers, and young children during the half term to get you in the spooky spirit…

Plus, don't miss the exciting Halloween events at Alf & Co - it's a spooky good time!

DIY Halloween Ideas for Kids

Pumpkin Painting - Halloween Ideas for kids

1. Pumpkin Painting

Grab some non-toxic paint and let your little ones decorate their own mini pumpkins. It's a mess-free alternative to carving and great for all ages.

Spooky Stories for children and toddlers

2. Spooky Storytime

Read Halloween-themed books with your children to get them in the spooky spirit. Create a cozy reading nook with cushions and blankets. Check out our children’s book collection online at

Make monster masks - DIY craft ideas for children at Halloween

3. Make Monster Masks

Get out your craft materials like card, paper, googly eyes, and markers and let your children create their own monster masks. Let their imaginations run wild! And check out our ready made Cotton Twist craft kits - all the fun, none of the mess and all completely recyclable and environmentally friendly too!

4. Create Halloween Cards

Craft Halloween cards for friends and family. It's a fun way to express creativity and share the spirit of the season.

Ghost footprint - child and baby Halloween craft ideas

5. Ghostly Footprints

Dip your baby or child's foot in white washable paint and make ghostly footprints on black paper. Add eyes and a mouth for a spooky touch.

Paper pumpkin craft ideas - things to do with children this halloween

6. Paper Pumpkin Crafts

Use paper plates, orange paint, and green paper to create adorable paper plate pumpkins. They're perfect for hanging around the house.

7. Spiderweb Art

Provide your little artists with white paper, black paint, and a straw. Blow through the straw to create a spooky spiderweb design. They will love it!

8. Apple Print Ghosts

Cut an apple in half and use it as a stamp with white paint to create ghostly shapes on paper. Add faces with a black marker. 

9. Mummy Wraps

Wrap dolls or figurines with white bandages or toilet paper to make them look like mummies. It's a simple and fun craft for young children that they will absolutely love.

Halloween baking ideas for young children and toddlers

10. Halloween Baking

Bake spooky treats together, like ghost-shaped cookies or pumpkin cupcakes. Give these chocolate dipped strawberry’s a try. Let your little ones decorate them with icing and sprinkles. Check out our Liewood Baking set too to let your child run wild with their imagination!

Halloween themed baby and toddler play events at Alf & Co Nottingham

Halloween Events for Babies and Children at Alf & Co.

Don't forget to visit Alf & Co this Halloween half term for some fantastic events:

  • Halloween Stay and Play: Join us on Tuesday 24th, Friday 27th and Tuesday 31st October for a morning of play, costumes, and spooky fun on at our Halloween Stay & Play special. It's a fantastic opportunity for your little ones to make new friends and enjoy Halloween-themed activities. (Event suitable from newborn-Preschool.)

  • Halloween Soft Play Party: On Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday 1st November, we are hosting soft play parties with a Halloween twist. Let your kids have a blast while you enjoy a cup of coffee in our dedicated play space. (Event suitable from 6months-3yrs.)

  • Halloween Crafternoon: Get creative with your children during our Halloween Crafternoon on Wednesday 1st November. We'll provide all the materials you need for some spooktacular crafting fun! (Event suitable from 3-8yrs.)

This Halloween, make magical memories with your children by embracing your inner DIY spirit. And don't forget to drop by Alf & Co for some fangtastic fun at our Halloween events. We can't wait to celebrate with your little monsters!