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Halloween Craft for the Classroom!

We are nearly half-way through our first term at school and with autumn creeping in, the weather getting colder and the clocks due to go back an hour soon, I don’t know about you, but I am fully looking forward to the run up to the “C” word – dare I say it, “Christmas!” I must admit, that I am a little bit Christmas obsessed!

But let’s not get into that right now. Let’s look more to the immediate future and cover some simple, fun craft activity ideas for the classroom for Halloween! This is for Early Years – KS1.

Halloween Handprints
I’ve come across this fantastic website www.thebestideasforkids.com. It is a little gem of a website with amazing craft ideas, not only for Halloween, but for all different occasions and holidays. This is just one of their fantastic ideas for Halloween.

Simply take appropriate coloured paper, have the children draw round their hands and turn their handprints into a variety of spooky characters! You can use googly eyes and glitter card for extra scary ideas. (Image credit: www.thebestideasforkids.com)

Lolly Stick Spider Web
Ahhhh lolly sticks, a versatile staple piece of the humble craft box! Just take three lolly sticks and paint them in fabulous Halloween colours. Why stop there? You could also cover them in glitter for the extra “wow-factor!” Then take Halloween coloured wool (you can either tape, tie or glue the wool to the sticks) and weave it around the lolly sticks in a spider-web style fashion, circling each stick as you go. (Image credit: Google Images)

Rock Monsters
This is such a simple idea, but one the children will love! Who doesn’t love creating their very own monster? Just take a smooth(ish) pebble, paint in all different colours and then ask the children to draw their own scary monster faces onto the pebble. You can use permanent marker for the finer details, sticker dots for eyes and maybe tape/glue on some pipe cleaners for legs! (Image credit: Google Images)

Whatever you decide to do in your Halloween classroom, we hope you have a spooky day!

To all our wonderful schools and teachers; Have a lovely half-term break!

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