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▼HALLOWEEN ART AND CRAFT LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES
BE SAFE ON HALLOWEEN COLORING PAGE
Kids can color this printable page which shows them how to stay safe on Halloween night.
BOTTLE BATS all ages
This cute Halloween bat is the perfect project. It is easy to make, uses recycled materials and best of all, it's fun! From: Amanda Formaro. [read more]
CANDY CORN STAINED GLASS Gr. K-6
Students can make faux stained glass pieces [using paper], inspired by candy corn. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
CARDBOARD TUBE MUMMIES Gr. K-6
These super cute and fun little mummies make great finger puppets. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
COSTUMES: CARDBOARD BOX COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN all ages
Ten costume ideas using cardboard boxes from the very creative Amanda Formaro. [read more]
COSTUMES: CREATIVE COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN all ages
Twenty-four cool costume ideas (farmer, mr. potato head, crayon, static cling, etc.) from the very creative Amanda Formaro. [read more]
COSTUMES: GRUESOME AND SCARY COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN all ages
Ten costume ideas (dracula, skeleton, witch, mummy, etc.) from the very creative Amanda Formaro. [read more]
COSTUMES: EASY ANIMAL COSTUMES FOR INFANTS FOR HALLOWEEN all ages
Sixteen great costume ideas (cow, pig, dog, cat, etc.) from the very creative Amanda Formaro. [read more]
COSTUMES: TRADITIONAL COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN all ages
Students can create spooky pumpkin pictures using crayons and paint."
CRAFT STICK SPIDER WEB Gr. K-6
Children can create spider webs using craft sticks. Pom pom spiders can be added as well. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
CRAYON RESIST JACK-O-LANTERNS all ages
Students can create spooky pumpkin pictures using crayons and paint. [read more]
ENVELOPE GHOST PUPPETS K-6
Create a simple ghost using plain white mailing envelopes. From Amy Schamburek.
FANTASY FACES: GARGOYLES Grade 3+
Learn how to make fantastic gargoyles out of recycled coffee trays and papier mache/claycrete. [read more]
FALL REFLECTIONS K-2
Pat Higgins shows us how to create a fall scene using the monoprinting method. [read more]
GARGOYLES AND GROTESQUES Gr. 7-8
Create your own gargoyle using self hardening clay. From: Joann Trimarco.
GENTLEMAN GHOST all ages
Simple items from around your house and a few inexpensive craft supplies and you'll be on your way to making this dapper ghoul. From Amanda Formaro.
GHOST LOLLY K-6
See what happens when a lollypop meets some tissue paper. From Amy Schamburek.
GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD all ages
Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts in the graveyard. From: Amanda Formaro. [read more]
GHOULISH STICK FIGURES all ages
These adorable little monsters have personality of their own. Made from simple items such as ice cream sticks and tempera paint, they're sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. From Amanda Formaro.
GHOST FEET K-2
Learn how to make ghosts using footprints. From Amy Schamburek.
GHOST TREE DECORATIONS Gr. 4-8
Decorate your tree with trash bag ghosts. From Connie Miller. [read more]
GLITTER PUMPKIN CDS Gr. K-6
Don’t throw away those old scratched CDs and DVDs, instead make these shiny glitter pumpkins for Halloween! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
GLUE PUMPKIN Gr. 4+
You can create cool works of art using glue as your drawing medium. The end result is a unique drawing that looks like a stained glass window. [read more]
Amanda Formaro has a yummy recipe you won't want to miss! [read more]
HALLOWEEN CAT K-2
Using handprints and the pattern provided, you can create Halloween cats. From Amy Schamburek. [read more]
HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN CALENDAR Pre-K+
Elaine Hyatt shares a unique idea for creating a Halloween Countdown Calendar with your students. [read more]
HALLOWEEN PAINTED ROCKS all ages
If you are looking for some inexpensive, easy crafts for your students this Halloween, head out to the schoolyard, find some rocks and have fun. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
A few "Did You Know" Halloween facts, just for fun. [read more]
HAND PRINT GHOSTS K-2
Learn how to make ghosts using handprints. From Judith Walsh. [read more]
JUICE BOX JACK-O-LANTERNS Gr. K-6
Don't throw away those empty juice boxes! Save several of them to make cute Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween. This would be a fun Halloween party project. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
KOOKY SPIDER K-2
Tamara shares an easy spider craft which makes use of toilet paper rolls and twist ties. [read more]
MASKS: ANIMAL MASKS Gr. 2-6
Carla Fontenot shows us how to lead students through the creation a 3-D animal or mask.
MASKS: CONSTRUCTION PAPER MASKS K+
Using paper and scissors and objects you find, you can make masks of all colors and kinds. [read more]
MASKS: GARGOYLE MASKS Gr. 7-8
Mark Scira walks you and your kinderartists through how to create a mask that dries to the consistency of stone.
MASKS: PAPER BAG MASKS K-6
Turn a paper bag and some decorations into something wonderful. From Amy Schamburek. [read more]
MASKS: PAPER PLATE MASKS preschool
An easy way for little ones to make masks for Halloween.
MASKS: PAPIER MACHE MASKS Gr. K+
These colorful, razzle dazzle masks are simply magical! [read more]
MASKS: PLAIN PAPER MASKS K-8
This is a quick and easy way for your students to make masks.
MASKS: PLASTER FACE MASK Gr. 3+
Making plaster bandage masks is always a lot of fun. If you have the time and a group of willing students, you will love this art lesson. From Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]
MASKS: SUN MASKS preschool
Kids can make sun masks and wear a yellow track suit for a fun and easy halloween costume. [read more]
MILK JUG JACK-O-LANTERNS K-4
This is an easy and safe was to make jack-o-lanterns using items from around the house. [read more]
MUNCH, EDVARD: THINGS THAT MAKE US WANT TO SCREAM Gr. 6+
Students will learn about the artist Edvard Munch and his famous painting "The Scream". From Tracy Green. [read more]
PAINT CAN HALLOWEEN CREATURES Gr. 2+
Students can create cool Halloween creatures using paint cans from the hardware store. From Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]
PAPER JACK-O-LANTERNS K-2
Find out how to make paper jack-o-lantern crafts. From Patricia Jeska. [read more]
PAPER PLATE BLACK CAT Gr. K-6
Students can make this spooky cat using paint and a paper plate. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
PAPER PLATE CROW Gr. K-6
Children can create crows using paper plates and paint. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
PUMPKIN FACES PreK-2
These are printable facial features for your little ones to use for glue on a pumpkin for Halloween fun. [read more]
PUMPKIN SEED MOSAICS Gr. 2-8
Mosaics are made of tiny colored pieces of stone, pottery, glass or other materials, arranged together and set in plaster or cement to make patterns and images. In this lesson, students use pumpkin seeds and paint to create colorful mosaics. [read more]
SCARECROWS, PUMPKINS AND GHOSTS, OH MY! K+
Amanda Formaro shares several ideas for decorating your yard for Halloween. [read more]
SPAGHETTI SKELETON all ages
Students can create skeletons using pasta of different sizes and shapes. [read more]
SPIDER RINGS Gr. K-6
Children can create spider rings out of pom poms and chenille stems. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
TIN CAN FRANKENSTEIN all ages
Students can make this little Frankenstein sculpture out of felt, glue and a tin can. Fill him with lollipops for Halloween or use as a pencil holder. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
TEENSY WEENSY SCARY SPIDERS K-2
These little spiders will be a hit with your younger students. Submitted by P. Coniglio. [read more]
TISSUE PAPER GHOST Gr. 2+
Students can create spooky ghosts using tissue paper, markers and elastic bands. [read more]
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PUMPKIN? all ages
This is a terrific list of 100 things you can do with a pumpkin. [read more]
WIGGLY SPIDERS K-2
Discover how to make Halloween spiders using handprints. From Amy Schamburek. [read more]
MORE SPECIAL DAYS
You Might be Interested In:
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween
by Ed Emberley
Step-by-step instructions for drawing Halloween cartoon figures and objects.
Halloween Fun: Great Things to Make and Do
by Abigail Willis
Halloween will certainly be fun when children design their own jack-o'-lanterns, make frightening masks, build hanging skeletons, play gruesome games, bake spider (or bat) cakes, and read scary poems aloud.