Something To Inspire: Scary Movies For Kids

We have a tradition that started as soon as my oldest (now sixteen) was born.  Every Halloween, we would buy a movie or two…and we would watch scary stuff — as scary as young kids can tolerate — all month long.

Here are a few of the movies we are still watching, after all this time, all year ’round:

 

Addams Family

Addams Family Values

 

Halloweentown

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

 

Hocus Pocus

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Corpse Bride

 

Paranorman

 

Scary Godmother

Scary Godmother: The Revenge Of Jimmy

 

Frankenweenie

 

Please share your favorite scary movies in the comments.

 

Something To Inspire: Children’s Books

Here is a list of Duncan’s top scary books, at the moment…

 

Room On The Broom

written by: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The animated short currently on Netflix.  We love watching it.

 

Five Little Pumpkins 

written by Ben Mantle

This is Duncan’s all-time favorite book, ever since he was a tiny baby.  This is why he loves pumpkins and collects them too.

 

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything

written by Linda Williams

This book always scares the bejeebers out of Duncan.

 

Creepy Carrots 

written by Aaron Reynolds

We just found this one…and it evokes some rather strong opinions about who won in the end.

 

Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich

written by Adam Rex

This one is a POETRY book that never fails to elicit giggles.

 

 

What we are reading right now:

Duncan grabbed this while we were out and refused to put it down, so this is our daily reading this month:

Gustav Gloom and The People Taker, written by Adam-Troy Castro.

It seems to be part of a series of books and we can’t wait to get them all.  We are all really enjoying Gustav’s tale.

 

Feel free to add some more suggestions in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something To Inspire: Crochet

So, we may be running a bit low on material this year for one reason or twenty…we don’t want to leave you hanging….

Here are some Halloween knitting patterns to keep you in the mood.

Patterns listed are FREE from their respective designers.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-top-hat

A top hat.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-blanket-2

A blanket

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-wig

A wig

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-creepy-donuts

Donuts–yes, donuts

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-pennants

A banner

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-owl-ornament

Owl

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-candy-corn-creatures

Candy corn…yum

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-cat-witch-hat

Your cat’s hat

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-bat-beanie-hat-1-yr

A bat hat

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-amigurumi-doll-the-cute-vampire-girl

A Vampire Doll

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-eyeball-halloween

More eyeballs…

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adult-skulls-halloween-hat

A skull cap…

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mummy-crochet-hat—great-for-halloween

Mummy hat

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-ghost-ornaments-for-halloween

A wee ghostie

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grids-for-kids-halloween

A toy to get the kiddies started getting into the Halloween spirit early…

 

 

Please note, I just randomly grabbed some patterns to throw up here.  There are TONS more on ravelry–just search for “Halloween” and explore.

Enjoy.

Something To Inspire: Knitting

So, we may be running a bit low on material this year for one reason or twenty…we don’t want to leave you hanging….

Here are some Halloween knitting patterns to keep you in the mood.

Patterns listed are FREE from their respective designers.

 

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boo-pullover

A spooky sweater

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-pumpkins-3

Knit a mini pumpkin patch.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-cat-dishcloth

Knit your Halloween cat in any color.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-mystery-knit

A hat

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halloween-coffee-cup-cozy

A cup cozy

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bat-knitting-pattern

Bats

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-halloween-beanies

Ghostly hats

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bad-juju

A Doll

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skull-hat-2

Speaking of skulls…

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/witchs-hat

Everyone can use a witch’s hat, right?

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/candy-corn-hat

Candy corn hat.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skull-and-crossbones-lace

A lovely delicate shawl.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gruesome-knitted-eyeballs

There’s always time for eyeballs.

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skeletoque

A hat

 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vitreous-humor-scarf

And a scarf

 

 

Please note, I just randomly grabbed some patterns to throw up here.  There are TONS more on ravelry–just search for “Halloween” and explore.

Enjoy.