These Seven Spooky Things should keep you well spooked from March 20th to April 5th.
Check out this weeks activities below:
Another week is here and today is a fun day! I've selected a bunch of artists who are currently giving away free activity sheets that you can download right now. So today it's all about colouring pages and puzzles. Johanna Parker currently has free floral cat masks that you can download and colour in. There is also a DIY Paper Doll activity sheet which is also 50% off right now too if you want a little more JP fun. Kris Miners has released colouring pages of some of his book illustrations that you can download and colour in for free. Skullduggery Ceramics has also released a fun spooky word search via her instagram that you can check out right here.
Today has been declared as Quanrantine-o-Ween by the Halloween community. Halloween has come early for those of you currently at home so get those decorations back out, get the spooky songs on and dress up because spooky day is back!
What better way to celebrate than with Pumpkin Spiced Latte Jello Shots! Now these are definitely not for kids (although you could make a batch without the coffee liquor and they'll be just fine) but they'll be a hit at your mini party with your quarantine family and friends.
Make your very own shots right HERE
I know a lot of people right now might not be able to leave their homes unless its absolutely necessarily but currently here in the UK we're still allowed one trip out for exercise per day. So if you're able to leave the house keep an eye open for chestnuts/conkers!
There will still be quite a few around the ground right now (unless the squirrels got to them first) so if you see any grab a bunch and get making these spooky eyeballs for your plant pots!
You can then place them around your garden to add a spooky touch throughout the year. To find out everything you need to do to make these head right over here.
This week Thursday is movie night and the film for this week is The Ring!
The Ring was released in 2002 and follows the story of Rachel and her son Aiden who come across a cursed video tape. Rachel ends up watching the film and discovers that within seven days she will die unless she breaks the curse and reveals the dark history behind it.
If you enjoy The Ring then also check out The Ring 2! There is also a short film called Rings that ties the first and second film together along with a third film with the same name (although it retcons most of the history developed in the original two films *insert angry face emoji here*). And finally if you want more Rings goodness check out the other ten Japanese and Korean films as well as a 12 part tv series!
Another crafty make for you today and also a really easy (and cheap) make that you might be able to make with things already around your home.
If not you can easily grab everything you need from discount stores like Poundland. The great thing about this make is that you can make it in any colours that you like, so if you have a specific theme in mind or want to make it match your colour scheme at home then it's super easy to do so.
To make your very own Crystal Ball just click right here.
How adorable are these Yarn Doll Ghosts? They're easy, quick and a load of fun to make. If you have kids at home right now then they'll love making these. All you need is yarn, felt, cardboard and some glue. a lot of you will have this at your home already so all you need to do is get making!
You could even make a whole bunch of these and string them together to make a ghostly garland.
Make your own little ghosts right here.
You've managed to make it through another week and to end it it's time to make a nice hot drink, grab some snacks and curl up with a good book.
I highly recommend John Connollys The Book of Lost Things. This is one of my all time favourite reads and is definitely worth checking it out.
Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.
It's quite creepy in parts and will keep you hooked from start to finish. This is a book that you'll remember for a very long time and if you enjoy it be sure to check out some of Connolly's other books. I highly recommend Nocturnes which is a book of short supernatural stories!
As a bonus extra each week i'll feature an instagrammer who has a spooky profile that you might like. This way you can add even more spookiness to your instagram feed each week too.
This weeks featured instagrammer is: @notebookofghosts
Check out her awesome instagram for guaranteed spooky treats all week!
If you would like to be featured just follow the October 31st Instagram or my own (link below) and make some noise!