This Halloween melting hand activity is easy for children to help setup and keeps their attention for a long time. We’ve done many similar activities over the years, but this is the first time we’ve done it as a Halloween activity. It was kind of inspired by Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare before Christmas (I never know if I should watch it at Halloween or Christmas). If you’ve not seen the movie, then Oogie Boogie is the villain and is made up of insects.

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To do your own Halloween melting hand activity you will need:

  • Gloves
  • Food colouring
  • Things to put in it
  • Water
  • Jug

Start by filling your glove with some Halloween related items. We used some small world plastic bugs but you could use anything Halloween related.

Then mix some food colouring into your water and pour it into the glove. Don’t over fill it because the water will expand when frozen.

Pop your hands into the freezer, we left ours over night.

When you are ready to do the Halloween melting hand activity you will need:

  • Pipettes
  • Warm water

You can use salt, but remember that using salt on ice can drop the temperature of the ice, which can cause the skin to burn.

Halloween melting hand activity

BB and I sat and played with this for almost an hour, trying to rescue the insects stuck inside.

If you enjoyed this Halloween melting hand activity be sure to check out my monster exploding bag and Halloween bats.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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