If baking is their thing take a look at the amazing selection of baking kits at Craft & Crumb. We were drawn to these ghostly cookies! >> Creepy Coffins Bake & Craft Kit, £22, Craft & Crumb

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Filled with creepy crafts, spooky step-by-step drawing instructions, petrifying puzzles and much more, this book will get everyone into the Halloween spirit. >> Draw With Rob at Halloween by Rob Biddulph, £7.99 Amazon

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This craft kit from Djeco is a great introduction to the Japanese art of Origami. It includes specially printed decorative papers, which when folded will make 4 spooky designs that glow in the dark. >> Djeco Origami Shivers, £4.95, BirdKids

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Children can customise this ceramic sugar skull with paints and glitter for an easy to make Halloween party decoration or party gift. >> Hanging Ceramic Sugar Skull, £2 HobbyCraft

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Baker Ross is home to all the crafts. We especially love these bubbling cauldrons that need a spooky makeover! >> Ceramic Witch & Wizard Cauldrons, £7.95 for box of 3, Baker Ross

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The key to the haunted house... A DIY keyring kit will keep them entertained. >> Make your own Halloween bat keyring kit, £3.50, CottonTwist


Let them get creative with some Décopatch. The fun way to up-cycle and while away a few hours. >> Décopatch Halloween Bat Mini Kit (includes White Papier Mache Animal, 2 x Décopatch Sheets, Brush & Pot of PaperPatch and Glue), £9.94, Amazon

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Is it a poster, is it a place mat, is it a colouring craft activity? Why, it's all three – this thrilling and versatile Halloween haunted house will be a hit with kids of all ages. >> Shaped Halloween Colouring Placemats (x 8), £20, Meri Meri

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Full of activities, this book will keep pre-schooler occupied over rainy October weekends, with colouring pages and a selection of scary stickers. >> Halloween Sticker Activity Book, £5 Accessorize

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If you're looking for lots of creative and simple craft ideas this book will help you fill the hours. Just make sure your craft drawer is stocked with all the essentials! >> Halloween Things to Make and Do: A Halloween Book, £6.99

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