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  • Writer's pictureVicki Manning

30+ of the BEST ideas for celebrating Halloween at home

I love Halloween. I get so excited when the leaves begin to change and half term is on the horizon. I can't wait to put up the decs and watch Hocus Pocus!

I've trawled the web to find the BEST crafts, activities and treats for celebrating Halloween at home.

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Read on for over 30 simple and fun ideas to keep the kids entertained - all the best crafts, food, games and sensory play for the spooky season!

If you're worried about cooped up kids full of sugar, Crafty Mothering has the answer with her healthy Halloween snack ideas.

Want something fun to serve them in? Check out these cute spider treat bowls by That's What Che Said.

Homemade playdough is so easy to make - I Heart Crafting Things have used theirs for a pumpkin playdough invitation.

How about making some decorations in the run up to the big day, like this sweet Frankenstein suncatcher by From ABCs to ACTs

I love this Halloween version of a balloon stomp by Delia Creates - perfect for both indoors and out.

If your kids like water beads they'll really enjoy the Halloween sensory bin by Little Bins for Little Hands.

This fluffy pumpkin slime by I Heart Arts n Crafts would make the perfect Halloween gift.

I can't wait to try out these pompom popper ghosts by The Craft Train, they look like so much fun to play with.

Why not get your creative on with these blow painting monsters by Kid's Craft Room.

Play at being witches with the fizzing cauldrons by My Bored Toddler.

Parenting Chaos have the perfect taste-safe sensory play with their pumpkin scented moon sand.

For something with a bit less mess how about the printable roll a jack o lantern game from Play Party Plan.

The spider race game by Still Playing School is so simple but ever so fun.

If you're looking for something more cute than creepy, try this puffy ghost craft from How we Play and Learn.

These paper plate sugar skull masks by Kids Activities are perfect for a last minute costume.

Start saving cans now for this Halloween version of the classic tin can alley by Party Delights.

Looking for a quick and easy craft? Grab a TP roll and make this adorable black cat craft by Where Imagination Grows.

I love this fizzy pumpkin version of the bicarb experiment from Left Brain Craft Brain.

Fireflies and Mudpies have created a Halloween sensory bin with black beans that can be used time and time again.

Fun for all ages with this free downloadable Halloween charades game by Happiness is Homemade.

Forget carving, try painting pumpkins like Glued to My Crafts.

How fun is this Halloween twist on an old favourite - pin the boo on the ghost by Simple Play Ideas.

I love these mummy jars by Blissful Domestication - so simple even my toddler could make one.

When you're finished apple bobbing you can use them for some pumpkin stamping like Made to Be a Momma.

Babies can join in with this glow-in-the-dark sensory bottle from Teaching Mama.

Need a last minute game? Happy Go Lucky have a really easy skeleton scavenger hunt.

These mummy dogs by Home Made Interest are perfect for baking together.

If you're looking for some taste-safe sensory play for babies, check out the edible eyeballs by Fun At Home With Kids.

Ghoul around with marshmallows in this ghosts on a string game from How we Play and Learn.

How about some spooky STEM with the melting frozen hands experiment by Little Bins for Little Hands.

Such a clever idea from There's Just One Mommy - a ghost hunt with a twist.

For loads more great ideas head over to my Halloween activities board on Pinterest.

You can also check out our favourite Creative ways to celebrate Halloween

Happy Halloween!

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