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  • Writer's pictureShannon de Winnaar


Each year at Astor International School we celebrate Halloween. The children come to school dressed up in their Halloween costumes and then complete fun craft activities based on Halloween. Here are some fun Halloween activities you could try at home:


Let your children create spooky but healthy snacks, for example, banana ghosts or mini pumpkins. You will need:

  • Bananas

  • Chocolate chips

  • Mandarins

  • Cucumber

  • Popcorn

  • Plastic glove

  • Elastic band

  • Stickers

  • Candy

  • Black marker

  • Child-friendly knife

  • Peeler

Banana ghosts – peel a banana and cut it in half. Stand the banana up on the flat side and add the chocolate chips as a nose and 2 eyes.

Mini pumpkins – peel the cucumber and cut the cucumber into long sticks. Then peel the mandarin and get a stick of cucumber and poke it through the hole at the top of the mandarin.

Bony Fingers – lay the plastic glove flat and decorate it with Halloween-themed pictures and stickers. Then take the plastic glove and fill it with candy and popcorn, the glove will be secured with an elastic band.


You will need:

  • Origami paper

  • Markers

  • String

  • Tape

Make several origami ghosts and tape them to string to make ghost bunting.


Help your child make spooky Halloween-themed slime.

You will need:

  • White glue

  • Contact lens solution

  • Baking soda

  • Food colouring

  • Plastic spoon

  • Plastic container

First, use a marker to decorate the plastic container you could draw triangle eyes and a jiggered mouth to make it look like a jack-o-lantern. To make the slime mix the glue, contact lens solution and baking soda together until you are happy with the consistency then add food colouring and mix it in.


You will need:

  • Paper cup (any colour)

  • Plastic gloves

  • Elastic band

  • Straws

  • Coloured paper

  • Markers

Use the paper and markers to make some eyes and mouth. Lay the plastic glove flat. Cut the eyes and mouth out and glue them to the fingers and palm of the plastic glove. Pull the plastic glove over the paper cup and use the elastic band to secure the glove over the cup. Poke a small hole in the base of the paper cup and stick the straw through. Then blow air into the straw and watch your monster face go up and down.

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