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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

LOTS of Halloween Craft Ideas

We do so many adorable Halloween crafts at our school I decided to put lots of them in one post.  Let me know if you need more details about any of them.


Paint tolet paper roll green and black, snip hair end, use green golf tees for bolts, add google eyes and mouth with black marker

The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

seed is fun foam, sprout is knot in yarn, flower is yellow tissue paper

Giant Pumpkin 

The kids love painting the big pumpkin made by stuffing a paper bag with newspaper.

After the orange paint dries, a face is added with black paint and the stem is painted green.
 Halloween Class Book

Knock, knock, knock
Sounds like more
Trick or Treaters at my door.
I open the door and what do I see?
A __________smiling at me!
The door is stapled on and children draw a picture of  themselves in a Halloween costume,,,I usually draw a square so their picture is not bigger than the space covered by the door.

 Simple Spider Web

A black plastic plate has small slits all around the edge. The children wrap a long piece of white string around the plate and add a spider ring at the end.


I love these simple mummies made by wrapping strips of cheese cloth around popsicle sticks.

I have done this at class parties and have the sticks all glued together in advance. The children first color the top portion of the stick green with a marker and then add google eyes.  They then wrap the long strip of cheese cloth around the sticks (I usually glue one end before I give it to the children. 

Spider Web

This is my favorite halloween craft.  It is perfect for class Halloween parties because it can be done in a short time and there is not a long drying time. The web is made with a permanent marker on a triangle shaped piece of plastic (cut overhead projector sheets in half diagonally).  A long piece of black yarn is attached to a hole in the plastic (made with a hole punch)
4 pipe cleaners are cut in half and tied together at the other end of the yarn. The child wraps the yarn around the pipe cleaners (to make the spider body) and then bends down the legs and adds google eyes.  So simple but so effective hanging in the corner of a doorway.

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence.

Pumpkin Glyph

Skeleton Made From Paper Plates and brads

Painted Pumpkins

These pumpkins were painted with yellow and red paint. the children then added the details with scraps of black and white paper. These pumpkins were inspired by those described on the Deep Space Sparkle blog.


Ghost Lantern made by folding large piece of white paper in half lengthwise.  Slits added on folded edge.  Paper opened and stapled together to form a cylinder.  Paper eyes and handle added.  Simple and cute blowing in the wind.

Halloween Bulletin Board

Haunted House,
Haunted House,
Scary As Can Be!
How Many 
Spooky Things
Do You See?
Ghosts are made white footprints on black paper with sharpie mouth and eyes. Mummies are made with popsicle sticks and cheese cloth as described above.  Pumpkin are sets of 5 all put next to each other.


  1. I'm especially in love with your Frankenstein. How cute. I love class books too. Yours would be a nice addition to my collection. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Can you send me the step by step directions for the Skeletons Made from Paper Plates and Brads. Also, I could not see the picture of the Painted Pumpkins. All of your ideas are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just wanted to know what kind of paint you used for the Frankenstein. We only have an hour of class time, will they dry in time to decorate?

    1. Hi Sarah
      We used regular washable paint. We did it over 2 days. You could do a sample to see how quickly it dries.


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