Print out the basic mask. Set out the scrap box, feathers, glitter, glue...
Let the children decorate the mask shape. Place on your bulletin
board for decoration or if you have a large plain wall place the
decorated mask all over the wall.
Basic Mask(a new window will open)
Need: Square paper, tape, scrap papers
Fold each corner of a square piece of construction paper into the center. Open up one triangle and cut it off (save). Tape the other corners in the middle of the paper to make a pocket for your hand.
Cut a rectangle from the cut off triangle and glue the rectangle at the bottom of the puppet to create a neck.
Use scrap paper or markers to create a monster face. Cut fringes in a strip of paper for hair.
A Strange Creature
Make several odd-shaped heads out of different-colored pieces of
felt. Design and cut out features (eyes, ears, mouths, nose, and
antennae). Make them colorful and unusual.
Using the felt pieces have children take turns adding a feature until
a monster is created.
To hold the children's attention who are not busy creating the
monster ask them some questions:
What is the name of the creature? Where does it come from? What does
it do all day long? What does it eat? What does it do for fun? What
would you do if you met this creature?
Need: orange construction paper, black construction paper, crayons
Cut out a variety of different size circles from the orange
construction paper. Children glue the orange circles onto black
construction paper. Using crayons decorate each circle differently.
Make the circles into different faces, animals, fish, flowers.
Pumpkin seed Pumpkins
Take black construction paper and cut it into half. Then on the
sheets you have in white draw a pumpkin. Have the kids glue pumpkin
seeds on the drawing. Then have them paint the pumpkin orange and one
of the top seeds green. We hung ours up on our Halloween wall and
they look really good.
Contributed by: Sara Kidd
Kidz Are Great
Day & Night picture
Need: construction paper, crayons, black tempera paint(thinned with
With the crayons children color a picture or design all over the
construction paper. This is your day picture.
Now make it a night picture. Using the black paint and a wide brush,
paint the night all over the picture. The crayons will resist the
paint, giving the resulting picture an interesting quality.
Need: Fabric softener sheets, tissue, yarn, and markers are all that
is needed to create a batch of sweet-smelling ghosts.
Roll tissues into balls and cover with fabric softener sheets.
Wrap yarn lengths around necks, and tie. Use markers to add
spooky faces to your ghostly creations!
Lay the large sheet of paper on the floor. Have a pan of water and
Need: lg. sheet of dark paper, white paint, pan of water, towels
paper towels at the end of the sheet. Have child put feet in a pan of white
paint. Have child first make a foot print on dark construction paper and then have the child walk on the large sheet of paper(like bulletin board paper).
When all the children have made their footprints and walked on the paper, put the paper up the wall. Make a ghost and have him say, "Who's Walking Up The Wall?" Contributed By: Ruby Wilson
Coffee Rattling Skeletons
Use white paper to form 5 paper chains, and then connect to
make a skeleton. Trace children's hands and feet on white paper,
cut and glue to the ends of the arms, and legs. Cut an oval shape
and draw on the face.
These work best when made with small groups of children. Hang
around the classroom for spooky decorations!
Need: 1/2 or /13 banana per child, 1/4 cup applesauce per child, 1
teaspoon honey per child, 1 teaspoon peanut butter per child.
Topping: cinnamon, coconut or raisins.
Provide each child with a bowl and spoon. Have them mix and mash the
banana, applesauce, honey, and peanut butter. Have children sprinkle
the top of the Monster Mash with various toppings(cinnamon, coconut.