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Halloween & Day Of The Dead – spooky half term!

Sugar skulls decorated with colourful icing for Day Of THe Dead

Mexican Day Of The Dead sugar skull decorating

Half term is coming up and as we love a bit of spookiness, we’ve programmed some exciting Halloween and Mexican Day Of The Dead themed activities at INTRA.

All materials and tools are provided. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied & supervised by an adult for these classes and events (pay only for the child).

Sunday 26 Oct, 1pm – 5pm (drop-in, 2 hours)
£5.00 per person. Ages 5 to adult.
Create creepy creatures in polymer clay (Fimo) with Wolfiesworks in this approx 2 hours long drop-in workshop. Mould and sculpt your beasties, attach any fixings, bake them and finish with paint and varnish.
Book online

Bags printed with Day Of The Dead designs

Print Your Own… trick or treat bags!

Tuesday 28th Oct, 11am – 4pm (30-45 mins)
£5 for small totes
£8 for large bags, t-shirts or cushion covers.
Ages 5 to adult.
Mini screen printing with Xtina Lamb. Choose from over 50 designs including spooks, vampires, ghouls, mermaids, monsters, Day of the Dead designs, ships, robots, spirals, hearts, birds etc. and print them on a small tote or shopping bag (perfect for trick or treating!), t-shirt or cushion cover. Each workshop takes 30-45 mins.

black cat halloween concertina pinwheel decoration

Halloween decorations workshop

Book online – choose a session time:
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm.
You will be charged £5 but can upgrade to the £8 items on the day.

Thursday 30 Oct, 11am and 12 noon (1 hour)
£5.00 per person. Ages 5 to adult.
Prepare your house for the visiting spooks by making fun decorations with card, paper, vinyl stickers, recycled materials, printmaking and your imagination. Cats, bats, jack-o-lanterns, owls, bones and witches hats!

Book online – choose a session time:
11am, 12pm.

skull mask customised with vinyl stickers

Halloween mask workshop

Thursday 30 Oct, 2pm and 3pm (1 hour)
£5.00 per person. Ages 5 to adult.
Get ready to trick or treat by making a Halloween mask decorated with vinyl stickers custom made on our digital cutter, plus sparkles, card shapes, ribbons and drawings. Several spooky shapes to choose from.

Book online – choose a session time:
2pm, 3pm.

Papel picado cut-out banners

Papel picado cut-out banners

Saturday 1 Nov, 11am – 6pm
(drop in, no booking)

Free entry, activities: £1 / £3 / £5 / £8 / Free*
Ages 5 to adult.
A family day with activities for all ages, celebrating Día de los Muertos. In Mexico, colourful decorations are strung about the streets and shrines with marigold flowers, candles, memorabilia and sugar skulls are built to commemorate loved ones who have died. Coming the day after Halloween, there’s a bit of a cross over with jack-o-lantern imagery, spooky masks and skulls, but this is a celebration focused on gatherings of family and friends rather than mischief and trick or treat.

Last year when we were located at Boundary Wharf this was very popular and we really enjoyed hosting it, so we’re happy to bring it to INTRA and hope you will join us for some of these activities:

  • Decorate our windows with a vinyl sticker collage. *Free.
  • Make a shrine decoration for a lost loved one. *Free.
  • Colouring-in competition. *Free
  • Make papel picado cut-out banners from recycled materials. £1 per person.
  • Decorate a sugar skull. £3 per person.
  • Face painting. £3 per person.
  • Make Dia De Los Muertos jewellery. £5.
  • Screen print a tote bag with Dia De Los Muertos designs. £5 small / £8 large.
Day Of The Dead Jewellery

Day Of The Dead jewellery

colouring in

Colouring table, making a zine

Shrine tags remembering lost loved ones

Shrine tags remembering lost loved ones

Screen printing & a visit from Frida Kahlo!

Screen printing & a visit from Frida Kahlo!

2 thoughts on “Halloween & Day Of The Dead – spooky half term!

    • Hello Catherine – I’m so sorry we missed your comment. I’m afraid we only did it for one day this year as we’d had a lot of workshops for halloween too. There’s always next year 🙂


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