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Fun Halloween activities to do with your kids

Scary fun is just around the corner. That’s right, Halloween is coming…and we thought we’d share with you a couple of fun activities to do with your kids! 

The first is our NEW Twinklesteps Halloween-themed colouring in sheet which has just gone up on our website in time for Halloween. With Twinklesteps dressed up in a witches hat dancing in the thick of the action, holding a pumpkin, surrounded by a ghost, spider and bat it’s just the thing to get your kids in the Halloween mood.

Halloween ballerina Twinklesteps

Download the colouring in sheet from our website here: http://twinklesteps.com/colouring/. We’d love to see your child’s pictures so do share them on our Facebook page and we’ll repost to all of our fans.

If your child fancies dressing up as a Halloween ballerina you could have a go at making your own Halloween tutu using orange, white and black tulle. Pick some up from your local scrapstore or fabric shop and tie around a loop of elastic for an easy costume idea for your child. They can also help you tie the tulle strips around the elastic so it’s a fun activity to do together.

Halloween home made ballet tutu costume

Add a black leotard and tights and a black bow to your child’s ballet slippers and they’ll be dancing all the way to the Halloween party! Don’t forget to check out our blog post ‘Ballet inspired Halloween‘ for more ballet-themed ideas on dressing up this Halloween. After all, with fantastical plots, magical themes, dark characters and the other worldly feel of ballet there’s a wealth of ideas from the world of ballet to inspire you this Halloween.

Ya-ha-haaaa and have a ballet-inspired Halloween from the Twinklesteps Team 🙂


Dance the Summer Away!

Hellooo everybody, we hope you’re well. As we rattle on towards the summer holidays we thought it was time to share with you some of our fab products to keep your children enjoying masses of dancing and imaginative play all summer long, whether or not they’re too little to have mastered any ballet steps. Our shop is bursting with lovely products so today we want to share with you just a few of our favourites.

First off is our fab sparkly ballet tutu skirt. It has a deliciously gorgeous layer of pale pink tutu net and two overlapping top layers of hot pink tulle. With lots of little holograms that sparkle when they catch the light for that added WOW factor it’s irresistible and will keep your child twirling ballerina turns all summer! We added a soft stretch waist band to make it super comfy and couldn’t resist adding the Twinklesteps logo in hot pink glitter text 🙂 These beautiful skirts are made in the UK so support local when you buy one from our shop here. See how sparkly they are in our video:

We are now selling our very own fantastic range of pink canvas split sole ballet shoes too, with sizes starting from as small as child size 6. The shoes come with attached elastics, so no worrying about having time to sew! We love these shoes, just pull the draw strings for a more snug fit. Even if your child is too young for ballet or has never tried a ballet class, you’ll be amazed how quickly they take to ballerina play once they try on a pair of our ballet slippers. They’ll soon be trying ballerina turns around the house and showing off their ‘ballet moves’. Our ballet shoes are available in our shop here. Make sure you find out just why we love ballet shoes in our blog post here and get some inspiration on ballet steps for young children here.

Pink Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoes

Finally, every ballerina could do with a bit of magic so don’t forget to pick up one of our little bottles of fairy dust to make the magic complete when you browse in our shop. Twinklesteps loves to take a little bag of fairy dust with her when she goes on one of her adventures too 🙂

Fairy Dust

We have masses more goodies available in our shop so take a look and we’ll catch up with you again very soon. Happy dancing from the Twinklesteps team 🙂


Garden flower ballerina games

Have you got ballerinas hiding in your garden? If you look carefully you’re sure to find some, you might find they even dance in the breeze! A great game to play is looking around the garden and seeing how many different flower ballerinas you and your child can find. If you have lots like these fushias, why not pick a few and play with a whole fairy ballerina family. You could watch how the flowers move in the breeze and ask your child if they can move like a fairy ballerina too: light, airy and gracefully.

Fushia ballerina.jpg

These flowers might not look so much like a ballerina, but they do bare a resemblance to a tutu. Maybe your child will be inspired to put on a tutu or a swooshy skirt and dance like a flower ballerina. Imagination and inspiration brings out some very expressive dancing 🙂

Flower ballerina tutuIf those flowers reminded you more of a pancake tutu, these ones might remind you of a Romantic tutu:Flower fairy hat

I wonder if the designers of Marie Taglioni’s beautiful Romantic tutu were inspired by nature?

Marie Taglioni wearing a 'Romantic Tutu'

Marie Taglioni wearing a ‘Romantic Tutu’

Do you think Twinklesteps skirt looks like a flower? – she is a nature lover after all and likes nothing better than practicing her ballet in the garden with the birds.

Practising ballet in the garden

Have some fun in the garden looking for flower ballerinas and dancing using movements and dressing up inspired by nature. Don’t forget you can buy our sparkly tutus and ballet adventure book (which the image above is taken from), in our shop here.

Have  fun dancing and exploring outdoors, from the Twinklesteps team 🙂

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe

It’s almost that time of year again when we start making floury clouds in the kitchen and twirling pancakes in the air. We were so excited about pancake day here at Twinklesteps that we have developed our own Twinklesteps pancake recipe for you with a special ballet twist. The fact that ballerinas wear ‘Pancake Tutus’ inspired us to have a go at making our own edible ones! Scroll down to see our creative take on the classic lemon and sugar pancake…

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe


110g/4oz plain flour
pinch salt
2 eggs
200ml/7 fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3 fl oz water
50g/2oz butter

Tutu Topping: 

Icing sugar, lemon slices


1) Sift the flour and salt together. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Whisk the eggs incorporating flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so.
2) Add small quantities of the milk and water mix and whisk until smooth.
3) Melt the butter and spoon 2 tbsp into the batter and whisk in. Use the rest for frying.
4) Heat some butter in the frying pan and spoon enough batter to cover the base. Cook both sides of the pancake until golden brown.
5) Cut a circle of paper about the same size as the base of your frying pan. Fold it in half, quarters then eighths. Cut out shapes to design your pancake tutu template.
6) Lay the template over your freshly cooked pancake. Sieve icing sugar over the top and lay a slice of lemon in the middle. Voila! You are the proud creator of a pancake tutu – enjoy!

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu

Happy pancake day from the Twinklesteps team and have fun with the kids getting creative with your pancakes. If you want to get pancake tutu inspiration, check out our pinterest board. If you’d like your very own sparkly Twinklesteps tutu visit our shop.