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October Blog

Published: 20/10/2017 By Bianca Keating

Autumn is officially here, the leaves are browning and it’s fast approaching the Halloween season! On the 31st day children and adults alike can don their makeup, fake blood and pointy hats ready to put the frighteners on the local residents. The tradition of “trick or treat” has become more and more popular in recent times so don’t forget to put a lit pumpkin outside your home.

When children knock at your door make sure you have a large bowl of sweets to dish out!  Once Halloween is over there will only be 8 weeks until Christmas!  For some of you it will be your first Christmas in your new home and for others it may be your last as you may be thinking about putting your house or flat on the market in the New Year. If you are considering selling or letting your home feel free to contact us for a free and non-obligatory market appraisal.  

This weekend sees the start of half term for many children almost guaranteeing having to listen to your little treasures bemoaning, at some point “I have nothing to do” - however we have comprised a small list of fun things to do with the kids at home to help.

Fun things to do with the kids 
  • Apple bobbing – fill a large bowl with water and get the kids to try and collect the apples using their mouth. Always supervise the children when playing this game! 
  • Bowling tin cans – you will need tins, Acrylic or enamel paints and brushes. 
  1. Adults wash and peel the labels off the can and make sure there are no sharp bits where you or your children can hurt themselves.  
  2. Paint the cans a base colour
  3. Paint on designs – for smaller children draw a stencil to help them 
  4. Use stick on eyes these can be bought at any art and craft store. 
  5. Stack the cans and try to knock them down with a tennis ball 

Face painting – Kids and adults alike love face painting, even if you’re not skilled at drawing it can be made easy by following a guide – there are many ideas online , all you will need is some face paint, a sponge and a thin brush.  
  • Pumpkin Carving – Always supervise the children when doing this.
  1.  Buy a pumpkin and craving set from any super market 
  2. Make an incision around the stump (wide enough to get your fist in there)  and cut the top of the pumpkin off.
  3. Scoop out the inside off the pumpkin until all the flesh is gone.  (you can use a spoon or a scoop in the set) 
  4. Draw a stencil onto the pumpkin – you can do triangles for eyes, and teeth shape for mouth. 
  5. Or get one online and download a stencil  (if you decide to get one online use tape to tape it on the pumpkin 
  6. Begin to carve.
Have a lovely half term and try not to eat to many sweets over Halloween, We hope you enjoyed our blog and we will be back again soon.
All the best Lawson Rutter.