The leaves are starting to change and the nights are growing longer and colder. For the missie gnots and master gnots out there, the joy of returning to school and seeing friends has morphed into the normal malaise that children feel about school. Soon, the day will come that makes the coming of winter bearable.
Soon, it will be Halloween! One of our children’s favourite days of the year. Our boys are busy talking ghosts, spiders, ghouls and vampires for their costumes and our girls are excitedly discussing pretty witches and pumpkins.
The main topic of conversation for the past two days however has been what Halloween hairstyle shall they wear?
We have had our missie gnot brushes out and have been practising with different spider web related hairstyles. Our favourite is pictured here which is actually quite easy to do.
The other bit part of Halloween for out children are the activities that go alongside preparing for the day. We have scoured the internet and found our favourite sites for this year’s jollity. Here is our list of the best craft and cooking sites that we think missie gnots and master gnots will really enjoy.
Finally we want to share our favourite ever Halloween game with you. It is called Pop Goes The Pumpkin. It is such a great way to kick off a Halloween party as all the children get involved. It revolves around orange balloons being stuck on a wall and being popped.
Pins make it easier for little kids to pop balloons, but darts will work well for slightly older players.
- 4-by-5 1/2-foot piece of foam board
- 2 yards of burlap or other fabric
- Duct tape
- Removable hooks (such as Command hooks)
- Thirty-five 12-inch orange balloons
- Candy (small, thin types work best)
- Pump, for balloons (optional)
- T pins
- Green paper
- Push-pins (or darts for bigger kids
- Cover foam board with burlap; secure in back with duct tape. Adhere it to wall with hooks.
- Fill balloons with confetti (using a funnel) and candy. Leave a few treat-free to add to the suspense.
- Inflate the balloons (a pump makes it faster); tie off with a knot. Attach balloons to board with T pins, in a pumpkin shape.
- Cut a stem shape (download the template) from green paper, and secure with T pins.
- Cut ribbon; tie onto push-pin handles to make them easier to hold on to (and find, if dropped)
Let the fun begin!
Happy Halloween preparation from all of us at gnot hairbrushes.