Book Review – 30 Halloween crafts for kids


With Halloween around the corner we were given the opportunity to have a sneak peak at Kate Williams new book. Kate is a fellow blogger who writes about different activities we can all do with our children. You can read her blog here.  Featuring 30 fun crafts for kids to do all Halloween themed and available from Amazon. Our family loves Halloween and each year we attend or host a party. You can read what we got up to here, so we were really excited to do some crafts from the book.

The Book

All the crafts are really simple to do and doesn’t involve raiding half of a local arts and crafts shop! Most of the items needed you probably already have. All the activities can be altered to suit each child’s abilities and Kate has even added tips on each one. I am the first to admit when it comes to arts and crafts I tend to have a mind blank. The book has a good variety of different crafts available, I won’t go into too much detail as I would hate to give too much away. We choose an activity to show you easy they are to do.

We decided to do

Apple pumpkin stamping

I love pumpkins, and for our family nothing says Halloween more than a bright orange pumpkin with a scary face carved in the side. Each year we go to our Pick you own and we choose our pumpkins right from the ground! So, this craft was ideal to get us feeling all autumnal and halloweeny.


You don’t need a lot of equipment to do the craft half an apple, pen and orange paint is pretty much it. Arthur had so much fun using the apple to transfer the paint to the paper. When Jack and Oliver came home from school they wanted to do one too. As not much is needed it was really quick to put away and bring back out again later on the day.

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I really enjoyed reading the book and It really gives you so many different ideas to do. The boys all seemed to really enjoy it too! and Arthur couldn’t wait to show daddy when he got home from work.





  1. 27th Sep 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Ahh, I’m so glad your kids enjoyed it!!! Yes, simple stuff is always the best and even better if there’s not too much to clean up afterwards (who wants to do more cleaning?!?) Thank you so much for reviewing it! x x x

  2. 27th Sep 2016 / 9:26 pm

    This looks like a great book, I can’t wait to get creative with my little one when he’s old enough. #TriedTested

  3. 28th Sep 2016 / 8:03 am

    I follow Kate’s blog. She has some great craft ideas. I love the painting on stones idea 🙂


  4. 30th Sep 2016 / 12:49 pm

    This looks like a great read. I love to have something to guide me when it comes to crafting – starting from scratch just feels so daunting! #weekendblogshare

  5. 30th Sep 2016 / 1:00 pm

    What great ideas! I need to get this book! Halloween crafts are my absolute Fave!! X #weekendblogshare

  6. 30th Sep 2016 / 4:01 pm

    lovely ideas for kids! I love the pumpkin stamps!

  7. 2nd Oct 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Ah love this idea so simple & easy. Might have a go next weekend as already have loads of paint although better check we’ve got orange. #weekendblogshare life in the Mum’s Lane

  8. 2nd Oct 2016 / 3:05 pm

    What a fab craft! Boo and I are going to have to give that a go – I love Halloween themed crafts – it’s definitely my favourite time of year for crafting!

  9. 3rd Oct 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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