Saturday, 30 October 2010

Hallowe'en arts and crafts

We've been quite busy over the last couple of days going out and about to take part in Hallowe'en activities. This time of year really seems to inspire creativity in people and my children love making things. Hallowe'en is perfect for Charlie and has so many of his favourite things attached to it: the colour orange, pumpkins and sweets.

Yesterday we went to Wildwood for Hallowe'en crafts in the Education Centre, which a fabulous place full of exciting wildlife related stuff, like a huge pile of deer antelars. There were far more activities than you could possibly complete within an hour and Charlie wanted to do his own thing and make a Hallowe'en book which turned out so well that several children, including his sister copied him.

Charlie's Hallowe'en book, two bats flying across the moon and autumn painting.

Today we went to Canterbury Museum for pumpkin carving and it was so much fun. Charlie and Josie did an excellent job. There were slime experiments, a bat cave devoted to crafting bat related projects and spooky story telling by a witch in a brilliant pink wig.

Charlie's pumpkin is on the left and Josie's on the right

I think that their favourite activity was trick or treating in the Kings Mile this afternoon. Twenty shops in Palace Street took part and it was brilliant. The children had to look out for pumpkin bags in shop windows and go inside to say "Trick or Treat". They got more sweets than they have ever had and we only went to about eight shops. It was so lovely to see such genorsity from small high street shops and all the staff in the shops were amazingly friendly and truly in the spirit of Hallowe'en.


  1. Love this! Where do you read about all thse activities Susie ? xxx

  2. Next Saturday it's Rupert Bear's Birthday at Canterbury Museum which we might go to although this week is going to be a tough one for me. There is also Christmas through the ages at the museum on 5th December which I'm really excited about. You can decorate a Christmas tree in the Victorian Room which isn't usually open. We made our pumpkins in it and I wanted to live there, I loved it so much. Maybe I should add an events page to my blog x


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