How to make a kids’ spooky Halloween game
The kids love Halloween and spooky stuff so keep them busy this year with our DIY bowling game. Let their creative side loose with pumpkins, black cats and anything else their imaginations can conjure up! When the crafting is finished play the game. Two ways to keep them busy... that’s a little win!
Get prepped for spooky fun
Get everything ready before you start, so your Halloween craft-making doesn’t leave you with a mess to clean up! Follow our handy tips to keep things tidy;
- Cover the table first - Use plenty of old newspapers or magazines to cover the surface you’re working on. For an easy option spread out a wilko messy craft mat which comes in a 2-pack so will cover the largest of areas.
- Cover up with an apron – Kit out your little helpers with a wilko apron that comes in a handy 2-pack, to keep their clothes nice and clean.
- Collect 6 tin cans – Or as many as you can get your hands on! Wash them out thoroughly and check for sharp edges. If you’ve got very young children and are not keen on tin cans or don’t have enough, try using loo rolls, instead.
Next, you will need to get all your craft bits and pieces together to make the Halloween bowling game, including;
You will also need an assortment of bits to use as Decorations as well as white paper, loo rolls and of course, plenty of imagination! Now, onto the fun bit of making all the tin cans into the spookiest, scariest characters you can.
A spooky Halloween pumpkin
It’s traditional to have a pumpkin for Halloween and the kids will love this one with googly eyes. If they want a spookier pumpkin, make creepy eyes from card and cut the teeth a bit longer and sharper!
- Cover a tin can in orange card
- Cut out a semi-circle from a piece of black card, then cut a curve into the semi-circle to form a half moon shape. Snip into the moon shape to make the teeth
- Glue this piece onto the can
- Top tip – wilko glue dots are perfect for sticking things down without the mess!
- Cut out two triangles for eyes, or use googly eyes for a funny look
- Use a green pipe cleaner or green piece of card to add to the top of the pumpkin for the stalk
A spooky witch’s black cat
Beware the witch and her spell-binding black cat! No chance of this one crossing your path, though.
- Cover a tin can in black card for a spooky black cat
- Cut a white pipe cleaner into 3 pieces and bend together to form the whiskers
- Attach this with a black dot on top to form the whiskers and nose
- Add googly eyes
- To make the ears cut out black curved triangles and white ones slightly smaller. Simply attach together and glue on top of the tin can
An ancient Egyptian mummy
BYou might want to hide behind the sofa when the kids have made this ancient Egyptian mummy.
- Cut out long strips of white paper or card – or you could use some loo roll for the same effect
- Wrap around the tin can, leaving some can exposed
- Add googly eyes
Now, let the kids get creative with the rest of the tins. The options are endless, from ghosts and ghouls to bats and bandits we’re sure they’ll create some frighteningly good Halloween characters.
Let the spine-chilling fun begin!
If you have used glue its best to leave it overnight to dry, but if you’ve used glue dots you can start playing straight away.
Set up the characters in an upwards triangle and get bowling! Use a tennis ball or something similar as the bowling ball.
Both kids and adults alike will love this game and why not keep score to add a bit of a competitive edge.
When you’ve finished playing put the characters in the window for a spooky Halloween display.
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