Ok. We can do that I thought and got Googling!!
The crafty items I came up with were Felt Eyeball Coasters* (using this great tutorial at Patchwork Posse)
And a Spooky Spider:
As I came up with this one all on my very own (as Seren used to say when she was little!) I've done a tutorial to go with this post - it's really easy and the two 5 year olds managed it perfectly as well as all the 7 year olds.
The kids also decorated ghoulish cupcakes and made rolo pastry eyes.
They had a great time and as far as kids parties go, it was far less stressful than 25 kids in a hall with a bouncy castle!!
*The Felt Eyeball Coasters are really really easy peasy! You just need 4 circle templates, each one a bit smaller than the last. For the largest, I drew around the largest mug we have and then made the template a bit larger again. The smallest circle (for the white of the eye) needs to be a good bit smaller than the black bit. Once you have cut them all out, glue the coloured felt onto the largest white circle, then glue to black circle to the middle of the coloured piece and the small white circle, glue to one side of the black circle. Make sure you cover each felt circle with glue right up to the edge. We used a normal PVA glue in cleaned out yoghurt pots and plastic spatulas - 1 for each child so there was no arguing!!
Here are some pics of the room, decorated in our Halloween goodies!
|Birthday Girl and ghoulish cupcake decorating|
|Felt Eyeball Coasters|
|More Felt Eyeball Coasters|
|Halloween Candle hiding in a stone nook|
|Ghostie Fairy Lights|
|Eyeball Fairy Lights and my Halloween Wall Hanging|
|Collection of Spooky Spiders - particularly love the one eyed and no eyed ones!|
|Happy Birthday Seren!|
|Rolo Pastry Eyeball Making|