Autumn begins my most favorite time of the year to do “holiday” crafts. I consider Halloween to be a holiday and in this family, we are pretty serious about it. My husband is really into the scary stuff but obviously our children aren’t all quite old enough to be okay with it. Actually, my oldest is terrified of scary Halloween things but my five year old thinks they’re the coolest. Even without a spooky Halloween, we get really involved! My husband creates his own decorations for the yard that aren’t too disturbing, I adorn the walls and surfaces indoors with some fancy decorations. Every year (except this one, sadly!) we dress up in costumes that are within one theme. For instance, last year we were Marvel comic book characters and the year before we dressed up like characters from The Wizard of Oz.
One of my favorite things to do with the kids are the crafts. I like relatively easy yet adorable crafts that all of my kids can do. Their classes always do the Halloween parties and I think that the kits from Oriental Trading would make for the perfect activities to do during them. Many of the Oriental Trading crafts are the adhesive craft kits that involve no glue or messy extra tools and accessories, and they’re simple to do and really allow the kids to express their creativity!
We’ve actually been fans of Oriental Trading in my family since I was a child. My mother would get decorations, crafts, and small gifts for us to give to our classmates. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to review one of my favorite companies and their adorable kits for Halloween! I received one of those awesome witches, Betty Bash The Crashing Witch, who must still be on a learner’s permit on her broom because she’s smashed into a tree! This witch is so cute, quick and easy to put up, and the price is really decent!
We also got many wonderful craft kids from Oriental Trading:
Halloween Picture Frame Magnet Craft Kit
Funny Halloween Face Magnet Craft Kit
Ghost Kid Magnet Craft Kit
Monster Owl Ornament Craft Kit
Color Your Own 2015 Pumpkin Patch Magnets
The Color Your Own 2015 Pumpkin Patch Magnets are simple, yet cute magnetic picture frames that you color. The rest of the crafts are foam adhesive characters and creatures, with the designing left up to your little one and his or her creativity!
Many of the crafts are recommended for children over age three but I supervised and did them with my 2, 3, and 5 year olds. Everyone had a great time and it was fun to see what each child came up with. For the foam adhesive crafts, you just take the backing off of each item and place it where you like. I demonstrated with the one of the three variations in the Monster Owl Ornament Craft Kit:
Step 1: Remove the adhesive backing from the owl eye circles and place them where you like.
Step 2: Repeat with the little beak.
Step 3: Repeat with adorable owl eyeballs.
Step 4: Remove backing and add cool bowtie.
Step 5: Remove backing and give owl his “Trick or Treat” sack.
Step 6: Take the string included and create a loop with both ends touching the back of the owl. Add the adhesive circle over top of these strings.
Oriental Trading has oodles of fantastic things for your Halloween needs, from candy to costumes and party favors. The crafts make a perfect addition to a party or serve as a nice at-home bonding activity for the kids. The prices are always very reasonable and I’ve never been unhappy with anything we’ve ordered from Oriental Trading, it’s absolutely worth checking out if you haven’t already! Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching so let me remind you that Oriental Trading also carries all of your needs to celebrate this holidays with your loved ones!
You can purchase from their Halloween collection at OrientalTrading.com, or check out all of their other goodies!
*Tiffany received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.