Materials needed: quilt batting, narrow elastic, construction paper, glue.
Have the children tear off a wad of the quilt batting. Have the children form the “ghost” any way they want. Next, have the children cut eyes, legs, arms, etc. from the construction paper and glue it onto their ghost. Finally, cut some of the elastic and tape to the top of the ghosts and hang them from the ceiling. The kids love to watch them bob up and down!
Halloween Pasta College.
Check out your local grocery store, Michael’s, Trader Joe’s, or Ben Franklin craft store to find pasta in Halloween shapes. Let your kiddos create a cool collage with the pasta and whatever else you decide to add!
Halloween Cookie Cutter Prints.
Buy an assortment of Halloween cookie cutters. Let the children dip the cookie cutters into paint and then press them onto paper. This makes really cool prints!
Halloween Pasta Necklaces.
Check out your local grocery store, Michael’s, Trader Joe’s, or Ben Franklin craft store to find pasta in Halloween shapes. Let your children string the pasta shapes on a piece of yarn to create a necklace or bracelet.
Here’s a fun art activity I do before Halloween. I only do this with 2 children at a time during center time. Have children take off one shoe and sock. One child sits in the chair and the other child paints the bottom of that child’s foot with white paint. When the bottom of the foot is covered, have the child stamp their foot down on a piece of black construction paper. Have a tub of warm soapy water nearby and a towel for the child to wash his/her foot off. Then the children switch. When the pictures dry, I let the children put two stickers on for eyes (or holes punched from a hole puncher or googly eyes). The heel part of the footprint is the ghost’s head. It’s really cute and it’s such an unusual art project that my kids remember it for the whole year!