With halloween just around the corner, I’ve started to think about fun, creative and inexpensive halloween craft ideas to get Jack and Phoebe in the mood. There are so many brilliant ideas on pinterest but I have narrowed them down and compiled this list of my top 10 halloween craft ideas for toddlers:

1 // I’m a big sucker for hand and footprint pictures and I adore this handprint witch.

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2 // These reversible Halloween themed popsicle stick puzzles are not only fun to make but can be played with for days afterwards too!

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3 // These Spider pops are just too cute and ever so simple to make.

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4 // These cute little Halloween paper plate characters are ideal for little ones as they are super easy to make.

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5 // If your little one is a bit too small to be donning a sharp implement and carving a pumpkin, ‘clementine pumpkins’ are a brilliant alternative so they don’t feel left out. They are also a healthy alternative to sweets for trick or treaters, although I know what I’d prefer!

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6 // Less crafting and more printing, these printable Halloween masks feature a skull, black cat and spider amongst others and are ideal for younger kids.

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7 // There was always going to be one footprint craft in this list and this is my favourite. Featuring Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and mummies this Halloween footprint bunting will look perfect as a decoration but will also make a lovely keepsake too.

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8 // These Hanging foam bats are perfect to add a spooky touch to your garden.

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9 // This no-cook edible slime is really easy to make (less than five minutes!) and is perfect for preschoolers, toddlers and babies alike. (If you can’t find the basil seeds to make it, there is a new slime recipe that works perfectly with chia or flax seeds instead at the bottom of the link!)

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10 // If the footprint banner didn’t take your fancy, hopefully this Halloween spook banner will.

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What halloween crafts will you be enjoying with your little one? Leave a link in the comments below!

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  • Karen HowdenOctober 5, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    There are some lovely ideas here to get going with! I particularly like the edible slime, going to try this… although not sure about eating it! Thanks for sharing!
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    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 5, 2015 - 2:09 pm

      Thanks for your comment, I don’t think the slime is meant to be eaten, I think it’s just called edible slime to show that it’s not harmful if eaten! I wouldn’t fancy it either! xReplyCancel

  • Bridget CasementOctober 5, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    I love the slime – will deffo be making some this Halloween. Theo loves messy play at nursery and this looks like a good home option! Thanks for sharing the ideas! xxxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 5, 2015 - 9:32 pm

      No worries hun, it looks fab doesn’t it. xReplyCancel

  • TanitaOctober 16, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    There are some really great ideas here, I especially love the bunting, so cute and something we have all the bits at home for. :) xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      Perfect, if you do give it a go, i’d love to see some photos afterwards xReplyCancel

  • StephanieOctober 16, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Great set of crafts for kids to complete, that slime looks so much fun!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      Doesn’t it just! xReplyCancel

  • AmandaOctober 16, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    What lovely ideas. I’m all over the handprint which whoa ha ha haaaaaReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      I love a good handprint / footprint picture :) xReplyCancel

  • Debs @ Super Busy MumOctober 16, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    What a collection of super cute & fun Halloween crafts!! #Love2BlogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      Thanks for your comment xReplyCancel

  • Ickle PickleOctober 16, 2015 - 9:42 pm

    Great ideas – I love the spider pops! We too have made clementine pumpkins – so cute! Kaz xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      They are super cute aren’t they! xReplyCancel

  • Kat | Beau TwinsOctober 17, 2015 - 9:17 am

    I love all of these. My two would love the spider lolly one. Thanka for sharing such amazing ideas. XxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      No worries Kat! My little dude, loves the spider lolly one too! xReplyCancel

  • Kerry | OhsoameliaOctober 17, 2015 - 10:08 am

    Lots of great craft ideas, thank you for sharing! I must try and do some of these with Amelia as I was looking for some to do with her this year xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:53 pm

      My pleasure! I hope she has fun making some of these fun bits and bobs xReplyCancel

  • Alice youngOctober 17, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    fab ideas. How effective do the lolly sticks look! Lots of fun craft ideas :) who doesn’t love a themed craft! XReplyCancel

  • Ally Messed Up MumOctober 23, 2015 - 6:10 am

    I love the popsicle stick puzzles, so cute! Also must try out that slime, that looks ace. Thanks for sharing. Ally #love2blog xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:42 pm

      They are really good aren’t they and the slime has been a huge hit in our household. xReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Hijacked By TwinsOctober 23, 2015 - 9:18 am

    What fun activities for the little ones to do, the twins would love the lolly stick puzzles x #love2blogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      It’s brilliant isn’t it – hours of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging MotherOctober 23, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Soooo many fab ideas! I love the lollypop stick idea and the slime is amazing!!! How cool does it look?!

    Gemma xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      Phoebe loves it and it’s good to know that if she does nibble a bit, it’s harmless :)ReplyCancel

  • StephanieOctober 23, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Such great ideas! Emily loves to play with slime, she can honestly get hours of fun out of it. XReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      Phoebs is the same! xReplyCancel

  • JennyOctober 23, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    These are fabulous ideas for halloween. I love getting crafty. Great post…..I am doing a Halloween theme on my Share With Me linky next week would love you to join in obviously on my Share With me you are welcome to share any posts, old or new up to two each week. Its a great place to read other blogs and get to know new blogs too. Love your blog. Thanks for the shout out. We should do that coffee soon darling.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:40 pm

      I don’t join in any linkies and really should. It’s going to be one of my new years resolutions! I’d love to join up next week, will you give me a nudge when it’s live :) Definitely up for the coffee. I’ll send some dates over soon xxReplyCancel

  • Bear and CardiganOctober 23, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Love the footprint bunting and the slimy goo! Bear will love to do these :-)ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm

      Phoebs loves the slime, I’m sure Bear will too :) xReplyCancel

  • JanineOctober 23, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    I picked up similar ideas on pinterest. Pinterest is just brilliant for this sort of stuff.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:38 pm

      Isn’t it just!ReplyCancel

  • JennaOctober 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Ohh I really like the clementine pumpkins – SO cute. I’d like to do some Halloween paper plate crafts with my girl too as I think she’d be just about old enough to get into that. :)

    Great list!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 25, 2015 - 9:52 am

      Ah, she’l love it Jenna xReplyCancel

  • Erin @YorkshiretotsOctober 24, 2015 - 7:29 am

    Some really great ideas! I am not brave enough to try that edible slime though – I have visions of my kids chucking it at each other!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 25, 2015 - 9:51 am

      Ha, that’s always a possibility (and a worry!) xReplyCancel

  • KerryOctober 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    Some fab ideas! The handprint witch is my favourite! :) xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

      That’s one of mine too, so cute! xReplyCancel

  • Debs @ Super Busy MumOctober 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    These are seriously fun ideas! I love the witch hand art & also the pumpkin clementines! #Love2BlogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm

      So cute aren’t they xReplyCancel

  • […] addition, last year I featured these fun, creative and inexpensive halloween craft ideas on the blog to get Jack and Phoebe in the mood for halloween, and they had a ball getting […]ReplyCancel

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    This would be perfect for my grandsonReplyCancel

  • DAWN HULLNovember 12, 2017 - 6:04 pm

    I would love to win the WOW Toys Casey Camper Van and Motorbike Max for my friend’s little boy. This would be a fantastic surprise for him.ReplyCancel

  • Zoe PayneNovember 12, 2017 - 7:36 pm

    my little sister marnieReplyCancel

  • ceril RobertsNovember 12, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Would love to win this for my nephew who loves campervans!ReplyCancel

  • Kayleigh MayhewNovember 13, 2017 - 10:13 am

    My son would love thisReplyCancel

  • Laura LinseyNovember 13, 2017 - 10:06 pm

    For my friends little boyReplyCancel

  • Lynsey BuchananNovember 14, 2017 - 6:45 am

    I would like to win for my little nephew Jack.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda MacDonaldNovember 14, 2017 - 12:12 pm

    I would give them to my GrandsonReplyCancel

  • olivia kirbyNovember 14, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    My nephew, it’s his first Christmas with us as my sister in law adopted him and his sisterReplyCancel

  • christine taylorNovember 14, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    my son, he loves WOW toys xReplyCancel

  • Tammy StevensonNovember 14, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    I would love to win for my son. He has so much fun with his WOW toys. It’s a joy to watch his imagination!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah BriggsNovember 16, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    Motorbike Max for my son 😀ReplyCancel

I do love a good fashion collaboration and the latest Mini Boden autumn/winter 17 collection inspired by Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s tale, The Wind in the Willows doesn’t disappoint.

With modern shapes and vibrant bursts of colour, Boden’s designs take inspiration from the riverbank, the wild wood and the open road, with a cheerful array of charming creatures featuring in special prints and appliqués, sporty stripes straight from the boathouse and beautiful florals.

I adore the whole collection but here are my favourite items from the Boden x Wind in the Willows collaboration. And don’t forget Boden currently have 20% off for 5 days, so what are you waiting for?!

Boden x Wind in the Willows

Clockwise from top left:

Fun Printed Dress

Reversible Teddy Half Zip

Fun Jumper

Jersey Swing Dress

Boden x Wind in the Willows

Clockwise from top left:

Stripy Patch Hoodie

Fun Sweatshirt

Novelty Zip-up Hoodie

Layered Fun Animal T-shirt

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  • Becci - theunnaturalmotherSeptember 3, 2017 - 7:23 am

    I love Boden and this collection looks amazing. I love the bright colours and the range is definitely something i would dress my kids inReplyCancel

Baby Dove

As parents we’re constantly feeling the pressure to be the ‘perfect parent’. It’s all too easy to compare ourselves to others and feel like we’re always falling short in one area or another. Whether it’s feeling inadequate standing next to the immaculately made-up mum at the school gates (whilst you have a mum-bun and minimal make-up!), watching back-to-back instastories of mums whose homes seem to run flawlessly, or measuring our crafting abilities against other mums on Pinterest, the temptation to become insecure in our mothering and homemaking role is never ending.

Thankfully Baby Dove is on hand to remind us that ‘there are no perfect mothers, only real ones‘. Baby Dove encourages mothers to do what they think is best for their baby.

Launched in March 2017, the new Baby Dove range has been created to support mothers with superior baby care products so they can get on with motherhood their way. The range builds on Dove’s 60-year heritage of moisture, mildness and gentle care and goes beyond mildness to replenish essential moisture and nutrients in baby skin.

Dermatologist tested, paediatrician approved and safe to use every day even on newborns, Baby Dove is available in two ranges; Rich Moisture range and Sensitive Moisture range.

As Phoebe has incredibly sensitive, eczema-prone skin we opted to review the Sensitive Moisture range and haven’t been disappointed. The Baby Dove Sensitive range includes three products, the Head to Toe Baby Wash, Lotion and Wipes, all of which are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic (and therefore clinically proven to minimise allergy risks) and pH neutral with tear-free cleansers.

We’ve been using all three products for a few weeks now and they really have left Phoebe’s skin silky smooth and most importantly haven’t flared up her eczema. In fact they’ve helped enormously by locking in the moisture all day and night.

Baby Dove

The ‘Head to Toe Wash’ is ideal for daily use and creates a rich, creamy lather to keep your little one clean and nicely moisturised. Containing ¼ moisturising cream, this wash restores the essential moisture that can be lost during bathing, keeping your little one’s delicate skin soft hours after bathtime.

The ‘Lotion’ is easy to apply and gently soothes dry skin from the first use. As with all the products in the range, it’s also suitable for newborns and is dermatologist and paediatrician-tested. This has helped enormously with the numerous dry patches that Phoebe has on her body and I have to admit that I’ve been using it too!

Baby Dove

The last product in the range is the ‘Baby Dove Sensitive Wipes’. I have been loyal to another brand of wipes since Jack was born nearly 6 years ago as they are strong, durable and reliable, but I have to say that I’ve been super impressed with the Baby Dove Sensitive Wipes. Fragrance-free, they are perfect for sensitive skin and they’re easy to pull out of the pack for quick, on-the-go cleansing. They’re also strong and moist making them ideal for changing nappies too.

Using the Baby Dove Sensitive range has worked well for us so far and I’ve been really pleased to have found a range of products that are not only gentle enough on her skin for daily use, but are brilliantly moisturising too.

Baby Dove is available now in Tesco, Asda and Boots, instore and online. Other national retailers will launch the brand later in 2017.

Disclosure: This post was produced in association with Baby Dove.

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  • Michelle Twin MumAugust 28, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    I bet these are lovely products. I love the adult range and a baby range will be divine. So good to hear their slogan, about no perfect Mums too. Mich xReplyCancel

  • TalyaAugust 28, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Oooh I had no idea they had a baby range out will definitely be looking out for this!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieAugust 29, 2017 - 12:54 am

    These products look amazing, I have been meaning to try them out and really need to pick some up next time I see them. xReplyCancel

  • The DADventurer (Dave)August 29, 2017 - 9:50 am

    Didn’t know Dove did so many baby products – will keep an eye out for them.ReplyCancel

  • SarahAugust 29, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    This looks like a great range – my boys both have quite sensitive skin too so it sounds like it would be fab for them.ReplyCancel

Over the last few months we’ve been testing out the Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT Car Seat as part of the Britax Mumbassador programme. Britax are renowned for producing excellent quality, safe car seats and having used the DUALFIX for the past year (and loving it!), I was intrigued to see how the Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT compared.

Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT Car Seat

In a nutshell, we’ve been really impressed and it’s been brilliant to have a seat that can easily be transferred between cars thanks to its dual fixings and weight. We have ISOFIX in both our cars but not everyone does and I love the flexibility that this seat offers as it can be safely installed in most cars, either with ISOFIX and a 3-point seat belt, or with the 3-point seat belt alone. I also really like the ‘ISOFIT’ on the Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT. The ISOFIX is a ‘soft-latch’ ISOFIX which I’ve never come across before, but I find it so much easier and quicker to fit than the rigid version.  You simply pull down the handle to reveal the soft latch ISOFIX mechanism, release the latch and pull out the clip.

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There are a whole host of other brilliant features too including:

  • It’s a Group 1/2 /3 (9-36kg) car seat, making it suitable from 9 months to 12 years old. This makes it the only car seat you’ll need after an infant carrier. As your little one grows, you can easily switch from the integral harness (up to 18 kg) to using the car’s 3-point seat belt (up to 36 kg) to secure the child in the seat.
  • CLICK & SAFE® audible harness system – This is such a brilliant idea to ensure your little one is harnessed correctly, especially if like me, you set off on a journey after fastening in your little one to realise that the straps need tightening even more when you’re on the move. The CLICK & SAFE® system lets parents know when their child is harnessed correctly thanks to an audible click when their child is harnessed to the correct tension.
  • Superior Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT) – The improved SICT offers superior protection in case of a side collision by pushing your child away from the impact in a controlled movement and absorbing the energy exerted on your child.

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  • Performance Chest Pads – Phoebe found the pads really comfortable and thankfully they also reduce your child’s forward movement in a frontal collision and help spread the forces from a frontal impact more evenly across your child’s shoulders and chest.

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  • For everyday spills and marks, the seat is easy to sponge down and clean using a damp cloth, but for the larger mucky areas, the seat cover is removable, machine washable and brilliantly you don’t have to remove the harness to get it off.
  • The Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT Car Seat offers a recline position which offers a comfortable sleeping position for all ages. You just have to adjust the seat to a recline position underneath before fitting it in your car.
  • The easy-to-adjust headrest can easily be adjusted to the correct position, just above your little one’s shoulders, with one hand – even whilst they are sitting in the seat

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COLOURS

The Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT comes in five different colours including (l to r) Mineral Purple, Cosmos Black, Flame Red, Ocean Blue and Black Marble.

Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT Car Seat

IN SUMMARY

At £210 the Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT is really good value and on a par with its rivals. So far I’ve been really impressed with the seat, and I know just like the DUALFIX, it’s well made, super safe, easy to install and most importantly comfortable for Phoebe, especially on long journeys where the recline function comes into its own. If you’re looking for the next stage car seat, I can highly recommend the EVOLVA 1-2-3 SL SICT as a car seat and high back booster.

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You can find all the latest news from Britax on their Facebook and Twitter pages and to see the full range of their brilliant products, check out their website.

Disclosure: We received the Britax Evolva 1-2-3 SL SICT free of charge as part of our Ambassador programme, however all opinions and photographs are my own and I’d still rave about it even if i’d paid for it!

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  • Sally TreanorJuly 31, 2017 - 10:58 am

    Oooh thanks for posting, this seat looks fab! I love the look of the ISOFIX as our current bar-style one is such a pain to pull out.ReplyCancel