Month: October 2015

Paper Mache Pumpkin Decorating

Halloween is a great time for enjoying craft activities with children. One of our favourites this year has been decorating this Paper Mache Pumpkin from Hobbycraft. This project was ideal for a rainy afternoon after a trip to pick up our real Halloween pumpkin. Our little helpers couldn’t wait to paint the paper creation and put their own unique stamp on it. Decorating a Paper Mache Pumpkin What You Need Mache Pumpkin base Paint (we used orange ready mixed) Decorations of your choice e.g. sequins, glitter, stickers, stencils How to Make 1. Take your Mache pumpkin base and paint...

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Spooky Spider Rice Cakes

Sometimes having little ones around means we don’t have a much time for cooking up tasty treats as we would like. But now these spooky spider rice cakes have helped us cheat our way to a parenting win! Perfect for mealtimes or a Halloween party for young children, we love this simple idea from the team at organix. Spooky Spider Rice Cakes With just three ingredients, these spooky spiders are quick and easy to make. All you need is: 3 Organix Raspberry & Blueberry Rice Cakes for the body A few blackberries – crushed for painting the spiders’ web...

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Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

If one time of year is synonymous with all things sweet, it must be Halloween. This delicious Halloween Gingerbread Cookie recipe from is great for party food or just enjoying with the kids. Halloween Gingerbread Cookies Serves: 25-30 Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes Prep Time: 60 minutes Temp: 180 (160 fan), gas 4 Ingredients 180g butter 150g golden syrup 150g black treacle 125g light brown sugar 500g plain flour 1 tbsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp salt 500g icing sugar 3 eggs whites 1 tsp cream of tartar 2 tbsp water A couple of squares...

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