The leaves are falling, the clocks have gone back and the shops are full of fancy dress costumes. October is coming to an end, which can only mean one thing: it’s Halloween!
While plenty of you will be covered in fake blood, vampire teeth or head to toe in bedsheets, it can be a bit pricey to fit little monsters out in supermarket or even hired costumes.
If you’re struggling to find a way to entertain the kids at the end of half term, or could do with saving a few pennies, why not go homemade?
You can have loads of fun making costumes at home with a bit of glue and some old cardboard, as long as you have enough imagination. Our favourite is The Recyclebot – made almost completely from old cardboard.
You can use old white sheets for ghost costumes, a red blanket for Little Red Riding Hood… get gluing!
Pumpkins: the secret to happiness
Everything can get a bit miserable at this time of year, what with the dark evenings and the cold wind blowing. But, have no fear, there’s a secret superhero to be had in almost every supermarket up and down the country: the humble pumpkin.
Most pumpkins are bought for carving lanterns, but the middle is where all the good stuff is at. The flesh is delicious, full of vitamins and minerals and can be used for loads of stuff. We’ve found a few of the best pumpkin recipes to help your money go a bit further at Halloween.
And if you want some tips on how to carve a pumpkin, check out this video.
Remember to tag us on Instagram (@familypointcymru) in your pictures of Halloween costumes!