Paper Bag Pumpkins.
Materials needed: lunch size paper bags, orange paint, green paint, newspapers, string.
Have the children crumple up a newspaper and stuff their paper bags so they are 1/2 full. Twist the unstuffed part of the bag and tie at the bottom to make a stem. Let the children paint their pumpkins. When they are dry, the children can draw faces on them.
Buy several small, fresh pumpkins. Cut them in half. Let the children dip the pumpkin halves into paint to make prints.
Materials needed: cooked spaghetti (cold), white glue, wax paper.
Have the children dip the spaghetti into the glue and arrange the pieces onto the wax paper. When the spaghetti dries, carefully peel the “cobweb” off of the wax paper. Hang from the ceiling.
Cheese Cloth Ghosts.
Materials needed: cheese cloth, 2 cups of white glue, 16 oz plastic cups.
Dilute the white glue with 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water. Let the children dip a piece of cheese cloth into the diluted glue. Have the children drape the wet cheese cloth over the 16 oz cups. Let the “ghosts” dry for two days. Carefully remove the cup from the hardened cheese cloth. Let the children decorate their ghosts. Hang the completed ghosts from the ceiling.
Puffy Paint Cobwebs.
Mix equal parts of flour, salt, and water in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into squeeze bottles. Give each child a black paper plate or a piece of black construction paper. Let the children squeeze the white puffy paint onto the black paper. When the puffy paint dries, it will look like glittery cobwebs.