Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative at home is a great way to keep yourselves and your families entertained for hours, whilst stimulating those minds and taking a moment to relax and feel good. Enjoy our quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun, feel-good crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

"Create at Home" crafts are generally aimed at, and adaptable for, all ages or to participate in as a family, but some crafts may be more age-appropriate than others.

Get your Halloween décor sorted with a carved pumpkin. This is something you can do together as a family. How about making a whole group of different sized pumpkins? Adult supervision is required as cutting the pumpkin can be trickyYou can get creative in the kitchen later as well with a pumpkin-based recipe for dinner as well! 

You will need: 

  • A pumpkin 
  • Kitchen Knife (adult use only) 
  • A big and little spoon 
  • Marker Pen 
  • Scrap paper and a pencil

Got everything? Let’s get started!

1. Before you start, draw a picture of how you want your Pumpkin to look on some scrap paper – this makes it easier to know what to draw onto the pumpkin.

2. Ask an adult to cut the top of the pumpkin off for you, put it to one side for later. Then scoop out the insides of the whole pumpkin with a big spoon. You could dry out the seeds to eat and make the rest of the insides into a pumpkin pie to not waste a thing.

3. With your marker pen, draw a simple face on your pumpkin. How scary can you make it?


4. Use your kitchen knife to carefully cut around the pen lines to create the eyes, nose, and mouth. Always cut away from you in case the knife slips. Tip: If a bit of pumpkin breaks off, you can always use a bit of cocktail stick to add it back on to keep it in place.

5. Use a smaller spoon to scoop out any excess pumpkin around the lines you have cut to make it nice and neat.

6. Put a tea light inside, balance the top back on and enjoy your spooky pumpkin. 

Remember, you can draw any design on your pumpkin, it doesn’t have to be a face, it could be a cat or a witch's hat. Whatever your imagination can create.

For more Halloween-inspired crafts – or some fun ideas for staying creative, please visit our blog.