FUN Halloween Activities

Happy Saturday to TBA! Here are some of my favorite Halloween activities that I'd like to share with you.  

Spider Web Marble Painting
Cover a few marbles in white paint. Put a sheet of black construction paper in a shirt box, and roll the marbles from side-to-side to create spider webs. When the paint dries, glue on spiders made from construction paper, fabric, pipe cleaners, or other materials you have available. This is great for younger kids.

Pumpkin Patch Balloons

Create a pumpkin patch by blowing up and tying balloons. Use a paint brush to coat each balloon with glue. Cover the balloons with orange tissue paper. After drying, glue on facial features using construction paper, yarn, or scrap cloth. (sorry, no photo)

Positive/Negative Pumpkins

Use a 9 x 12 sheet of orange construction paper for the background. On a 6 x 9 sheet of black construction paper, draw half of a Jack-O-Lantern. Cut out the drawing. Flip and glue the black pieces on the opposite sides like in the example below. This is one of my favorite projects with the intermediate grades.

Ghost Toast

Children love this simple Halloween treat. Use a butter knife to spread marshmallow creme on a graham cracker. Use chocolate chips or M&Ms for the eyes. Your kids will like this Halloween version of a S'more!

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  1. The positive/negative pumpkin is a great idea. It looks great and is simple enough for younger students to create.

  2. Awww, that graham cracker ghost is adorable. Great ideas!


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