We can’t wait to celebrate the Halloween festivities tomorrow and there’s no better way to complete their costume than with the addition of magical face paint! From a sparkling swan to a feline friend, here are a few of our favorite ideas to finish any costume.
Two days and counting! We’re ready for the frightful festivities to begin and are counting down with two sweet treats that would be a perfect spooky surprise in your little one’s lunch!
We know they’ll be all smiles when they uncover one of these Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders from The Kitchn in their lunch bag. For a healthier spin on this fun treat, replace the candy and licorice ropes for granola and pretzel sticks!
We’re counting down the last three days until Halloween with three crafts that are all about pumpkins! With plenty of silly expressions and ghoulish gourd faces, you’ll love these simple crafts without that pumpkin-carving mess.
From a traditional Jack-O-Lantern to a friendly smirk, the faces on this DIY Pumpkin Garland from Hellobee are filled with personality! Our favorite over-the-top idea? Add sparkly paint or features like ears or arms for an extra fun garland this Halloween.
Add another layer to your doorstep decor with these Halloween Face Balloons from Mer Mag. Whether you’re including another pumpkin face or a wicked witch and white ghost, this DIY is the perfect way to add additional elements that aren’t too spooky for trick-or-treaters.
Add some extra sparkle to your next party or play date with dash of fairy dust and a little magic! Whether they’re engaged in dress-up or ready for a whimsical celebration, we’ve fallen for all things fairy-inspired this season.
One of our favorite ways to add a touch of magic to a day of play is with fairy-inspired outfits, accessories and toys. Here are a few of our favorite picks:
Silver/Lavender Tutu Skirt
Mini Me Doll Outfit
Ready to sprinkle some more magic into the season? RSVP for the Very Fairy Tea Party at your local store where your little one can create their own magical fairy wand! Visit our Store Events page to learn more.
We’re counting down the days for next week’s costume-filled festivities and couldn’t help but share the adorable photos captured by Monika Hibbs. This little wild thing looks like he’s having quite the rumpus in this plush Halloween costume!
Written by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel for Building Blocks.
Finger puppets have always been a favorite craft with my family. The kids love using their creativity to design new puppets, but they also get to continue using their imaginations as they act out stories with each character. We can spend hours around the table crafting, acting and entertaining each other for some fun family time!
For this set of puppets, we also created a Halloween puppet theater out of a used cereal box. It turned out to be quite an inspiring prop for some hilarious impromptu Halloween skits.
Follow the simple instructions below to create your own Halloween puppets and theater!
Halloween Puppet Theater
You will need:
Empty Cereal Box
Pencil or Pen
Scissors or Craft Knife
Black Paint and a Paintbrush
Coloring Supplies (optional)
Step 1: Cut an empty cereal box down the side so it opens flat.
Step 2: Draw a haunted house using your own design (kids can draw it too!), or use the template.
Step 3: Cut the house out using scissors and or craft knife.
Step 4: Paint or color the house any color you’d like. I used black paint, but you could also just use pens or crayons.
Step 5: Once it’s finished, you can stand up the house by folding it slightly along the folds that were in the cereal box.
Halloween Finger Puppets
You will need:
Coloring Supplies (optional)
Step 1: On a piece of paper, draw puppets using your own design or print out the template. (You can use colored or white paper, then let the kids color them with pens or crayons too.)
Step 2: Cut the puppets out with scissors.
Step 3: Roll the paper back until it overlaps a little, then secure it with tape. (I like to use double sided clear tape, but any tape will work.)
‘Tis the season for comforting baked goods and lots and lots of decadent pumpkin treats. To satisfy that fall sweet tooth, we love this Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread from Ambitious Kitchen — it has the perfect combination of chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, but packs in a good dose of veggies and whole grains for your little ones!
Ready to start baking? See our other great recipe ideas for fall on Design Studio.
We were so inspired by her gorgeous new space that we’ve decided to spread the love to our Building Blocks readers! Enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to start designing a dream room in your home! Plus, see some of our favorite photos from baby Eden’s nursery below.
With just a brush, paint and some creative inspiration, you can completely transform your child’s room into a space packed with style. Add extra dimension to their space with these three tips that are ready to wow.
1. Transform your walls into a canvas. With the help of some chalkboard paint or hanging rolls of craft paper, your walls can become a mini gallery for your little ones. One of our favorite tricks is to draw unique frames around their artwork to give each piece character.
2. Use painted effects. Use painters’ tape to create unique designs on the walls. Whether you’re painting a zig-zag pattern or tonal stripes, these painted effects help give depth and whimsy to the space.
3. Play with prints. We love using a soft decal to make a little one’s space come to life — plus, they peel off just as easily as they went on!