Printable Halloween Cut Out Template
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.
Skeletons Legs The skeleton legs like the arms have string running through them. As before double the string up and wrap around a peg half so that the string slots into the groove that the spring grabbing bit of metal once was. Make a loop and feed the remaining string through the loop so that the peg half is attached to the end of the string (shaped side up). This is the skeleton s foot. Make the shin like the forearm with two peg halves the tapered end pointing towards the foot. The thigh starts off in the same way as the upper arm with two peg halves sandwiching the string and the rounded part meeting the rounded part of the shin. On top of this two more peg halves are attached. Join these peg halves with their rounded ends glued to the tapering pegs of the upper arm like pegs and stick their tapered tip together with the string sandwiched between.
Forth attach the background to a support with clear tacky glue or a glue stick. Any flat solid surface that will not warp is acceptable. Use a board a canvas stretcher a paper mache or wooden plaque a playing card or perhaps a tag. It s also possible to produce a shadow box through an empty candy jar or shallow box. Fifth cut out pictures. Cut witch hats from black paper designed paper or newsprint. Paste image to the background and affix the witch hat. Clip words and phrases with a Halloween or spooky theme from old books or newspapers. Stick them to the collage. Sixth put some extra in your collage artwork like cut outs from classic or contemporary Halloween greeting cards worn out jewelry and buttons scrabble tiles container lids with words stamped on them fibers and beads.
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.