Halloween Printables Freebies
Halloween Wreaths - Horrible Halloween Art! Do you dare to make some horrible art for Halloween? We dare you! Nothing Cute allowed! UGLY or CREEPY is what we re after here... as in HALLOWEEN! This is creative fun for a family a scout troop a classroom afterschool program. It s a good idea to partner an adult with children 6 and under.. Get all the materials collected about a week ahead of time and do the project a few days before Halloween... paint-drying time is needed as you will see below so you may need three sessions to complete the project. Every wreath will be unique... it s a very creative project. You could make one ahead of time so you have a sample but remind the kids to do their own design. Materials: 3 wire hangers per wreath Newspaper or packing paper Hot glue gun - low temp is OK. Scissors Black and or Orange Spray paint (a kind that holds up outside) Decorations - such as plastic eyeballs rubber bats plastic spiders and some more ugly ugly stuff: fake worms plastic peanuts with googly eyes plastic cockroaches torn up egg cartons. straw... nothing cute allowed! How to do it: Straighten out the hangers.
When a child visits an online Halloween coloring book and begins to indulge in the activities there it teaches them the value behind taking their time to ensure that they do a good job. It also helps them to learn the experience of accomplishment and a job well done. While this really may not seem like an educational benefit it really is. If all children valued the concept of hard work and dedication to the projects that they pursue or are assigned and learned to experience a sense of accomplishment within themselves on a regular basis the nation s literacy rates and standard testing scores would not be nearly as low. Children can also learn self-discipline by engaging in activities that involve coloring online and offline. They learn to stay at the task until it is done and this is very beneficial.
Skeletons Arms The skeleton arms have string or wool running through them. With a length of string doubled in half thread the loop through 6 of the discarded peg springs and then thread the rest of the string through the loop and pull tight to that the springs are firmly connected to the end of the string. This is the skeleton s hand. Stick two peg halves back to back with the string sandwiched between. The tapered end of the pegs should point to the hand. This is the forearm. In a similar fashion glue two more peg halves so that the rounded end meets the rounded ends of the forearm. This is the skeleton s upper arm. Finally make the skeletons shoulder with two more pegs the rounded ends meeting the tapered ends of the upper arm. Cut the remaining string at the tapered ends of the skeleton s shoulder. Make two arms in this way. Use some pegs as clamps to hold the pegs until the glue has started to fix the pegs. Leave to one side to dry.
You can use a cardboard box in making a scary coffin. Also get a large-size cardboard piece and cut out the shape of a coffin for the opening/cover. Paint a red or white cross over the top of the coffin. You can imitate the sound of stepping over a mass of bones by drying bread in the oven and placing them under an area rug. Cut out stone hedges out of Styrofoam paint them gray and write R.I.P. over them with a marker. You can also write your names or guest s names for that spooky feeling. Make body parts by stuffing rubber/latex gloves with cotton and painting the opening red for that bloody effect. For a realistic touch to your home decor you can fill goblets with blood and display them in hallways and your dining area! This will enhance that vampire-in-coffin feel.