Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Magnet
Craft Paint (orange and black)
Green Pipe Cleaner
Cardstock or Cardboard
Hot Glue Gun / Glue
1. Lay out 10 popsicle sticks to measure how wide you need to cut your cardstock or cardboard. We used cardstock for the backing of ours. Just make sure that you cut the width and length so that the sticks completely cover it.
2. Glue the popsicle sticks onto your board. You can do your design all straight across or choose to do them like we did and stagger them up and down. We thought the staggered look gave it a little more character.
3. The next step is to paint your pumpkin and let dry. If you are a teacher or someone looking to do this with multiple children it might be best to have all of the popsicle sticks prepainted orange, the backing precut and additionally instead of painting on faces to have precut eyes, noses and mouths.
4. Once your pumpkin is fully dry you can paint on his face. You can either follow the same design we did or give him his own unique face.
5. Lastly you will want to hot glue the green pipe cleaner onto the back. Before hot gluing we wrapped it around our finger to give it a curl. Attach magnets to the back of your pumpkin and you are done. I used two .75 inch adhesive magnets to hold mine up.
~Courtesy of This Girl’s Life Blog
Handprint Spiders in a Lacing Card Web
paint colors of your choice (
stick-on googly eyes or white paint
white twine (you’ll want about 36 inches or so for each plate)
1. Let the child completely cover their paper plate in paint (just make sure it doesn’t go on too thick). Let dry.
2. Paint the palm of the child’s hand & 4 fingers (don’t paint the thumb) with black paint! Press down on dry painted plate, being careful to not move the fingers too much. Then, repeat process with other hand. When pressing the 2nd hand down, overlap on the other palm print. That is what forms the spider’s body. Let dry.
3. Attach googly eyes or paint on eyes with white & black paint.
4. Punch 16 holes around the inside edge of the plate.
5. Secure the twine with a large knot on the back side of the plate (you may want to add a little glue to help make sure it doesn’t come through the hole). Then, let the child create a web with the twine, using the plate as a lacing card. (Little ones may need some help with this).
6. End the twine in back & secure it by tying it off or gluing it down.
7. Hang up & enjoy!
~Courtesy of Mom Endeavors
Easy Q-Tip Handprint Skeleton Craft
White washable paint
1. Paint the child’s hand and part of their arm with the white paint then have them stamp down on the black paper. It works best if you press down on their arm and hand to get a good print.
2. Have them cut up random size q-tips and glue them down to make the bones.
~Courtesy of Crafty Morning
Candy Corn Monster
Orange, green, black, and white paper
6-8 pieces of candy corn
1. Start by cutting out the monster’s main orange body, arms, and legs. Cut a smaller rounded rectangle out of the black paper to be the monster’s mouth. Then cut out two white circles for the eyes and color them in with the black marker.
2. Glue on the candy corn teeth and add some green horns/feet to finish him! Have fun!
~Courtesy of Crafty Morning