With Hama tube beads, you can make cool yet creepy Halloween pegboard crafts. Assemble several beaded patterns and make a grisly Halloween garland, or build an entire Halloween world with bats, spiders and ghosts. Here, we’ve gathered up pegboard patterns and templates to help you bead your own Halloween pegboards with ease.
Trick or treat! The popular door-to-door hunt for sweets has crossed the Atlantic and is now in Scandinavia and the UK. And it’s no surprise – everyone loves sweets! And tricks await the unfortunate neighbour who has forgotten to stock up on treats to give out. Panduro’s mischief expert and marketing coordinator Mia shares her silliest tricks.
Now that trick-or-treating is more and more common on this side of the Atlantic, we have some helpful hints for how to participate. Mia shared some tips that she uses herself around Halloween.
“It may sound strange, but not everyone wants to celebrate Halloween. Maybe you have a pet at home that gets scared each time the doorbell rings, or maybe someone in the house needs to sleep. In the US and England, it’s common to place a jack-o’-lantern outside the door to let trick-or-treaters know they are welcome. That’s a smart idea that we’ve brought to Sweden as well. This way, kids can be certain they’re knocking on the door of someone who wants to take part – and has treats to give out!”the US and England, it’s common to place a jack-o’-lantern outside the door to let trick-or-treaters know they are welcome. That’s a smart idea that we’ve brought to Sweden as well. This way, kids can be certain they’re knocking on the door of someone who wants to take part – and has treats to give out!”
Food colouring and sugar eyes can make just about anything a little bit scary. Make cupcakes shaped like ghosts, devils or monsters.
With a black food colouring pen, you can turn the clementines and oranges in your fruit bowl into spooky pumpkins.
Make sausage fingers! Cook up little sausages and cut off one corner at an angle. Place a peeled almond there as a fingernail. Yum!
When you’re finished trick-or-treating, it can be nice to wash off all that terrifying face paint, crawl under a blanket with a bowl of freshly popped popcorn and watch a scary Halloween movie. Below are Ulrika and Wanda’s top recommendations for movies guaranteed to set the perfect Halloween mood.
“Hotel Transylvania is super popular at our place. It’s about Dracula, a vampire who tries to protect his daughter from dangerous humans by building a hotel in Transylvania. Everyone from Frankenstein’s monster to werewolves, mummies and other monsters visit the hotel for a nice break. And of course, crazy things happen from the beginning. It’s really funny and not too scary for younger kids.”
“Another favourite at our house is Coco, a movie about 12-year-old Miguel, who loves music. Unfortunately, his family doesn’t feel the same and they want him to quit playing. During Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Miguel tries to perform as a musician, but winds up in the Land of the Dead, which he can only leave if he promises his deceased relatives that he will give up playing music. Watch it!”
“One of my favourites is Corpse Bride. Not only is it beautifully made; it’s also perfect for slightly older kids, teenagers and adults – it can really be appreciated by everyone. The movie is about Victor, who is going to marry Victoria, but happens to bring a young, dead bride to life. She thinks that he’s married to her, and she takes Victor down to the underworld! And as a bonus, I also suggest our Corpse Bride cake. Why not have a theme party?”
“I can also warmly recommend the cult classic The Shining, from 1980, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel by the same name, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson in the lead role. His interpretation of a family man possessed by evil is magical. The classic scene where he chases his wife and son, cuts through the bathroom door and says, ‘Here’s Johnny!’ gives me chills every time. It’s our miniature mice friends’ favourite movie, too. And they really went all in for the Halloween party!”