Creative and Thrifty Halloween Fun

Seasonal fun does not have to come from a store. In fact it can be found in my kitchen!

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I am a big believer in an a unplugged childhood and children being creative and having fun away form screens. #unplugged childhood is  absolutely my most favourite Instagram hashtag too, do  take a look you can get some fabulously inspiring ideas.

Another place to find  great play ideas is on Pinterest particularly at this time of year. Creative ideas for Halloween abound and I have loved seeing decorated carved peppers, spooky spider soup,  mummies wrapped up in toilet paper and some lovely Halloween home-made outfits.

It’s all great fun and wonderful for a child’s imagination and creativity

As a nation I think Halloween has been embraced as time to be creative and I love that so much of it is  homemade/handmade fun rather than shop bought.

Long may  this continue and thrifty fun and resourcefulness be a big part of our children’s playtime

Over at DFS their is a brilliant guide to creating a sofa den It really is the recipe for the very best sofa den ever in the history of sofa dens and your child  just needs your sofa, a bit of time and their imagination. Now that’s family budgeting in action right there!

This would be a really fun thing to do over Halloween. Why not just print of the guide and set your kids to work .

My kids took this perfectly ordinary table added sofa cushion and made a spooctacular den

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My kids wanted to create a Halloween den under the table so they used the sofa den guide to make the most excellently spooky entrance

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They loved it and were so proud of their creation!

 

This spooky post is brought to you by DFS. take a look at their website to find out more about their great range of DFS Sofas

 

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