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Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Bag Pumpkin

Stuff a lunch sized paper bag with news paper, tie at the top with a green pipe cleaner and paint orange for this simple to make pumpkin. Add eyes, nose and mouth from yellow construction paper for a Jack-O-lantern!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paper Plate Spider Web

What You Need:
• Sturdy white paper plates
• Hole puncher
• White yarn
• Bobby pins
• Spider rings
What To Do:
• Punch holes around the plate like above
• Attach one end of yarn through first hole and tie off
• Attach bobby pin to other end and weave the yarn through the hole going across the plate back and forth, tie off end when all yarn is gone
• Cut ring apart in the middle and attach to the web

Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Little Skeletons

Five little skeletons dancing in the door,
One tripped and fell, and now there's only four.
Four little skeletons happy as can be,
One fell apart, and now there's only three.
Three little skeletons stirring up some brew,
One fell in, and now there's only two.
Two little skeletons looking for some fun,
One got lost, and now there's only one.
One little skeleton, nothing left to do,
It's Halloween, and he's coming for you! Boo!
~Author Unknown

Edible Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns

What You Need:
• Caramel Rice Cakes
• Orange Icing (mix white icing with orange food coloring)
• Green Taffy for leaf

• Yellow Chocolate Candies or candy corn for eyes
• Brown mini chocolate candies or raisens for mouth
• Banana shaped candies or candy corn for nose

What To Do:
• Cover top of rice cake with orange icing
• Add Eyes, mouth and nose with candies (for Jack-O-Lantern)
• pull apart taffy and form leaf for top

Edible Spiders

What You Need:
• Chocolate Cookies
• Chocolate Icing
• Chocolate Kisses
What To Do:

• Use a small dab of icing to "glue" the kiss to the top of a chocolate cookie
• Enjoy!

Simple and Quick Edible Witch's Hats

What You Need:
• Chocolate Cookies
• Chocolate Icing
• Chocolate Kisses

What To Do:
• Use a small dab of icing to "glue" the kiss to the top of a chocolate cookie
• Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Edible Ghost Cookies

What You Need:
• Vienna Fingers
• White Icing
• Mini chocolate candies
• Plastic knives
What To Do:
• Cover the top and side of the cookies with icing using plastic knives
• Add chocolate candies for eyes and mouth

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Bag Bat

Paint a white paper bag black (or any other color if you are teaching colors this is a great way of displaying them with words above or below them) Cut out wings out of thick white construction paper and paint black as well. Add fangs and eyes!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate
The First one said "Oh my it's getting late!"
The Second one said "There's a chill in the air,"
The Third one said "But we don't care!"
The Fourth one said "Let's run and run and run,"
The Fifth one said " I am ready for some fun!"
OOOOOOOOOOO Went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the Five little Pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Counting Book

Create the Pumpkin Counting book above by fastening pumpkins cut out from construction paper like above. Print the following out on paper, use craft scissors to cut out and glue the corresponding number to each page.

1 Pumpkin Seed sits quiet as can be
2 Pumpkin Seeds say "We cannot see!"
3 Pumpkin Seeds don't make a sound
4 Pumpkin Seeds hear carving all around
5 Pumpkin Seeds can see the light
6 Pumpkin Seeds enjoy the sight
7 Pumpkin Seeds are scooped away
8 Pumpkin Seeds want to stay
9 Pumpkin Seeds baked golden brown
10 Pumpkin Seeds planted in the ground
Debby Hill

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hand Print Spider With Glitter Web

Paint hand black and press onto white paper like shown. Create a web using glue and add glitter.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paper Plate Ghost

Attach white crepe paper to a paper plate, add googly eyes and color a mouth with a marker.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Plate Bat

What you need:
• 3 paper plates per child
• black construction paper
• black paint
• googly eyes
What to do:• cut out the center of one of the paper plates and paint it black.
• paint the other two paper plates black,dry.
• cut one paper plate in half (for wings)
• cut out feet and glue googly eyes on.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper Towel Roll Bat

What You Need:
•Paper Towel Roll, cut in half
• black paint
• googly eyes
•black construction paper

What to do:
•paint paper towel roll black and set aside to dry
• using template (click on picture) cut out wings from black construction paper and glue to paper towel roll
•cut strips of black construction paper into strips and fold accordion style,glue to bat. Add eyes.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paper Plate Spider

What You Need:
• two paper plates per child
• black paint
• black construction paper
• googly eyes

What To Do:

• cut out the center of one plate and paint it black as well as the other plate, allow to dry
• glue head and body together, add eyes
• fold strips of black construction paper accordian style and glue onto body.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Taking A Walk

Taking a walk
is so much fun.
We don't hurry;
we don't run.(move finger sideways)
We watch for birds; we watch
for bees.(point to eye)
We look for all the falling
leaves. (flutter fingers)
~Mary Jackson Ellis

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Whats Inside A Pumpkin Craft

Create this "Look And See" pumpkin by fastening two pumpkins made from construction paper together. Glue white yarn and pumpkin seeds in the inside.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hand Pumpkins

Close hand into a fist and paint the knuckle side of the hand orange. Press down onto white paper to make a Pumpkin Patch. Use fingerprints dipped in brown for the stem and green for the leaves. Add grass and sky with crayons or markers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3D Pumpkin

Step #1 Cut Out two orange circles.

Step #2 Glue strips of paper onto circle like shown below.

Step #3 Glue other end of strips to top circle to make pumpkin like below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Five Little Acorns

Five little acorns, lying on the ground,
The first one said "oh my I'm getting round."
The second one said "I think I'm fat,"
The third one said "I have a nice hat,"
The fourth one said "There's a squirrel over there.
The fifth one said "well I don't care."
Down came the squirrel and swept them all away, up to
his nest for a cold winter day.
~Debby Hill                                 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Torn Paper Pumpkin

Give each child a paper plate, a glue stick, orange, brown, black and green construction paper. Tear paper into pieces and glue onto the plate like shown.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Leaf Prints

Paint the back side of a leaf with tempera paint. Press a piece of white construction paper on top of the leaf and rub. Remove paper to reveal a beautiful leaf!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Apple Pie Pockets

Make these simple apple pockets with Grands Biscuits. Press out dough with hands or rolling pin so the biscuit is flat and round. Add apple pie filling to one half of the circle  (I used the Apple Pie filling they sell at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store) you can add cinnamon if it is not in the filling. Fold over the biscuit to form a "pocket" and pinch down the sides with your fingers or a fork to seal. Bake in oven on cookie sheet at 350 degrees until golden brown. Add a scoop of caramel ice cream and enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paper Plate Pumpkin and Jack-O-lantern

• Paint paper plate orange. Add leaves and stem for pumpkin or stem, eyes,nose and mouth for Jack-O-Lantern (made of yellow construction paper)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple Tree Blossom

Trace hand and part of arm onto white paper and color brown for the trunk and branches. Crumple green tissue paper and glue onto tree for leaves and pink for the blossoms.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tissue Paper Fall Tree

Using the Template in the templates tab, trace a tree onto white paper and color brown. Crumple up fall colored tissue paper and glue to create a fall tree.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Leaf Window Clinger

You will need:
• transparency paper (the kind you
use for overhead projectors)
• leaf template (from template tab)
• 1/4 cup white glue
• 7-10 drops of yellow, green, red, or orange food coloring
• paint brush

What to do:
* cut out leaves from transparency paper using the leaf stencil (one per child)
* Mix white glue and food coloring in a small bowl
* brush a thick layer of the glue/food coloring mix onto the leaf leaving no "white" space
* let dry for 24 hours
* peel off the "leaf" and cling to any window!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Leaf Marble Painting

You will need:
• yellow,green,red and orange paint
• marbles
• plastic cups/spoons
• leaf template (located in template tab)
• white construction paper
• flat bin with raised sides (get it cheap at the Dollar Tree)
What to do:
*cut out enough leaves for each child to do at least one (they will want to do more)
*use the plastic cups for the paint (one color in each)
*put 1 marble in each cup along
with a spoon
*place the leaf on the bottom of the bin and using the spoon "find" marble in the paint and scoop it out. Place on the leaf. (do this for all the colors)
*roll the marbles all around the leaf (encourage the children to
do this slowly, we have had many marbles "fly" across the room.)
*remove leaf and allow to dry

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Transparency Leaves

A great way to decorate your windows and bring a little Fall in your classroom! These were made with transparency paper, watered down glue, tissue paper and a leaf frame. First "paint" the glue onto the transparency paper then add 1x1 inch squares of yellow,red,orange and green tissue paper. Paint on another layer of glue and add another piece of transparency on top to glue together. Insert between the leaf frame and glue together, Hint: the frame was made from a die cut (the outside).