Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Egg carton jack o’ lantern

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Preschoolers can make their own little pumpkin party favors to hold treats for a class party. Painting a jack o’ lantern face is optional!
pumpkin egg carton treat holder
What You Need: Egg carton cup (adult should pre-cut for little kids); 3/4″ wide strip of green construction paper; orange and black tempera paint; large and small paint brushes; hole punch and 2 office brads (or just staple handle on).
How You Make It: Paint egg carton cup orange, let dry and paint jack o’ lantern face if you’d like. Poke a hole on each side of the top of the cup and through the paper strip and use office brads to attach handle. Once dry, fill it with treats!

Spooky popcorn Halloween hand

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This craft doubles as a party treat! Make sure kids wash their hands before making this one. They’ll love shoving the candies and popcorn into the glove fingers. (But remember, popcorn can be a choking hazard for little kids.)
popcorn and candies in glove
What You Need: Clean disposable clear plastic glove; popped popcorn; five red gumdrops or jelly beans; ribbon or yarn.
How You Make It: Shove one red candy into the tip of each glove finger and thumb. Fill glove almost full with popcorn. Tie shut (with adult help) to secure. Yum!

Egg carton spider

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Great for Halloween or a spider unit in school, these spiders are quick and fun to make. If you want, you can twist one of the pipe cleaner legs to make the spider “hold” a name to identify a child’s desk or as a placecard at a Halloween party.
egg carton spider
What You Need: 1 “cup” section from egg carton; black tempera paint; 2 black pipe cleaners; 2 googly eyes; paintbrush; glue; 1/8″ hole punch or poking tool.
How You Make It: Adults should precut egg carton and pipe cleaners and poke the leg holes for littler kids. Paint egg carton section black and let dry. Poke or punch four holes on each of two sides of the egg carton cup. Cut each pipe cleaner in half, poke in one hole and out the opposite side and bend into leg shapes. Use glue to add googly eyes.

Pumpkin head craft

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

This is a craft where preschoolers can really use their imaginations. Set out a bunch of ideas with which to dress up pumpkins: yarn, felt, markers, etc. The best part is, each child will come up with something different.
Pumpkin head craft
What You Need: mini pumpkin; feathers; acorn tops (or whatever you’d like); glue
How You Make It: Set pumpkin on its side so the stem becomes the nose. Add acorn eyes, feather hair or anything else. The only limit is supplies and a preschool imagination!

Spider bracelet made by tracing hand

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

These spiders can be made as bracelets or rings. Preschoolers love wiggling them around. It’s even more fun because it’s made by tracing the child’s own hand!
What You Need: black construction paper; 2 googly eyes; office brad; white crayon; scrap of white paper; glue; scissors; stapler.
spider bracelet supplies
How You Make It: Fold construction paper in half. Have child place hand at fold, about halfway down the palm. Using white crayon, trace fingers (but not the thumb). Unfold and cut out. Use pencil or crayon to roll “legs” so they curl under a bit. Cut strip of black construction paper 1 inch wide and about 1″ longer than the child’s wrist. Staple ends together. Use brad to attach wrist loop to spider’s body. Glue on eyes and little triangles cut from white paper for fangs.

Spider bracelet made by tracing hand