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October Crafts

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for October Crafts. Get inspired and try out new things.

Glue and Salt Spiderweb Craft

Create this fun glue and spiderweb craft to pair with the Eric Carle book The Busy Spider. This is a fun Halloween craft or to go with an insect theme.

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Glue and Salt Spiderweb Craft

Create this fun glue and spiderweb craft to pair with the Eric Carle book The Busy Spider. This is a fun Halloween craft or to go with an insect theme.

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Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Today I'm going to show you this super cute Coffee Filter Bat Craft that's great for Halloween decorating or even a theme unit about bats.

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Easy Ghost Craft for Kids

This easy ghost craft for kids is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids. Have fun creating this easy Halloween craft together!

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Witch Handprint Craft For Kids

This handprint witch craft is easy and fun, perfect for preschoolers or kindergarten kids. Download the FREE printable template on the blog. It's also great as an activity the whole family can enjoy together! All you need are some simple supplies!

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Timeless Halloween Crafts

I love to do holiday themed crafts with my kids. I try to plan a few activities/craft projects to do each month and we have a great time doing them together. The majority of our art time during the days is unplanned. I just put out the supplies and let my toddler do what she wants. She paints (watercolor and washable), colors with markers, crayons, colored pencils, plays with play-doh, stamps or does something fun with stickers. We have rules in place so that she doesn't make a giant mess each time and she really enjoys doing art. 2016 Halloween Art Projects: // 1 // Foot Print Pumpkin Patch I stamped one kid at a time, let all the orange paint dry and then added the stems & polka dots. I couldn't believe how big Olive's footprint was compared to Fletcher's! Wasn't I just stamping her baby foot on things?? I thought about doing hand print pumpkins, but getting a baby to open up their hand to stamp sounded like a terrible idea. // 2 // Hand Print Witch on Halloween Night I let Olive paint the canvas background by herself while I was working with her brother. She got to use one color at a time, could request any Halloween color and she had a variety of tools to paint with (dotters, various sized brushes and her fingers). We let the background dry overnight and then came back the next day to do the witch. Her background turned out so cute! It's no surprise that she picked purple as her main color. I stamped her hand and then we worked together to add the features of the witch on day 2. I let her pick the colors for the witch and then she decided the whole thing needed some more yellow polka-dots when we got the witch done. She was SO PROUD of her Halloween art. She ran right to get it when Kevin got home from work so she could showcase her art to him. It's now a treasured piece of our Halloween decor - I dated the back of both of them. // 3 // We Love BOO! Halloween cards I stamped Fletcher's foot on each card and tried to keep him from eating all the paint supplies around us. He was so busy knocking things over and was so excited to see all of the new supplies out. He giggled through the foot painting and was pretty pleased with the process. Once he was done getting stamped, I gave him Cheerios and then Olive got busy making finger print pumpkins on each card. I told her to add pumpkins to each card and gave her a plate with orange paint on it. I had to show her how to press her whole finger print on the card instead of just dipping the finger tip. She caught on quickly and I love that each card is different. We let the pumpkins dry and then I went back to add stems on each one, add faces to the ghosts and write we love BOO! We made foot print cards for several holidays when Olive was a baby so I was excited to carry on this tradition with Fletcher. These went out to family and friends earlier this week :) I also asked Olive to write a message on each envelope. I had already addressed and stamped them so I was hoping she'd have fun adding a message to the back. She would narrate... "Dear ________ Happy Halloween" as she scribbled her note on each one. We mailed a card to one of her best little buddies. I told her it was for him and she promptly drew a heart and said, "It's because he's my very best friend!" We've been practicing shapes so it was so sweet for her to add the heart unprompted. Also worth noting... Olive enjoyed painting the paint plate just as much as she enjoyed doing the art project. She loved working with me and loved being creative. So we had the best of both worlds - a structured project with an end result and fun free time for her to paint whatever she wanted with no direction from me. Supplies Needed: styrofoam plate variety of brushes and dotters crayola washable paint 2 blank canvas blank notecards and envelopes wet wipes or paper towels water crayons sharpie I love making art with my kids!! Have you saved any hand print art from your kids over the years??

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2D Shapes With Spookley The Square Pumpkin

1-2-3 Come Do Some Pumpkin Shape Activities With Me Do you read the story “Spookley The Square Pumpkin”, by Joe Troiano? This cute book has a message of tolerance, acceptance and being kind, which is so important in today’s diversified classrooms. It’s also a great read if your class follows a “bucket filling” program. I use it to practice 2D shapes as well. With these things in mind, I designed this “shapely pumpkin packet” which includes an emergent reader booklet featuring words from the Dolch lists, with a full page option teacher's can share, as well as a 2-on-a-page pattern for your students. Students read, trace, write and color, as well as draw the 2D shapes: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, & hexagon. They also underline the capital letters and include the end punctuation. There’s also a quick, easy and super-fun "shapely pumpkin" craftivity. If your school's not into Halloween, but a harvest theme, students pick a shape and make a plain, pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. Older students can write the name of the shape on the front of their pumpkin and a list of attributes on the back. My school celebrates Halloween, so we opt for a Jack-O-Lantern "shapely pumpkin". I've included the blank patterns mentioned above, where students can draw on their own face, plus there's a set with facial features on each pumpkin shape that match the shape of their pumpkin. (Check out the photographs.) Besides the standard shapes listed above, I’ve also included patterns to make a pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, heart and star pumpkin too. For some extra 3D pizzazz, have students strengthen those finger muscles by wrapping a green pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a vine, which they attach to the top of the back of their pumpkin using a piece of tape. Completed projects make an adorable, pumpkin patch bulletin board. Use the 3 posters for the center of your display, and the "pumpkin patch" sign for the side. Afterwards, use the graphing extension to see which pumpkin shape was your students' favorite. For further reinforcement, there’s a set of colorful pumpkin cards, which feature all of the 12, 2D shapes listed. Use as a center for an independent sorting activity. You can also make an extra set; cut the cards in half to make puzzles. The matching pocket chart cards could also be cut in half. (These cards are on the cover photo.) There are shape word cards for a Memory Match game as well. Children can match picture to word, or picture to picture. You can use these for an “I Have; Who Has?” game too. “I have the circle shaped pumpkin card. Who has the circle word card?” The packet also includes several writing prompts based on "Spookley", as well as 2 Venn diagrams, plus several bookmarks. Because "Spookley The Square Pumpkin" is a rhyming story, I've also included a “Rhyme Time” activity, where students think of words that rhyme with square. You can do this independently using the worksheet, or list them together as a whole group. As always, I've made an answer key with an alphabetical list of 81 words! Today's featured FREEBIE, is also a rhyme. Since I don't have time anymore to do a specific unit on nursery rhymes, I try to include matching themed ones with whatever we're currently studying. Thus "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater" is perfect for October. Click on the link for a sweet, keepsake craftivity, along with a poster poem of the rhyme. Well that's it for today. Thanks for popping in. The trees have just started to turn beautiful orange, yellows and red, so it's time for a nice long walk with Chloe. Wishing you a relaxing day. "Autumn leaves come falling down; red, orange, yellow and brown." -Unknown

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5 Little Pumpkins Flap Book Craft and Free Template -

This Halloween, kids can have fun singing the 5 Little Pumpkins song with their own lift the flap pumpkin craft. As each verse is sung, kids can life the pumpkin’s flap and see the number to practice number recognition and counting while they sing. My kid’s and many of you loved our Hungry Caterpillar Craft […]

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How to Make Awesome Coffee Filter Bats

These coffee filter bats are such an easy Halloween craft to make with the kids! They're fun, spooky, simple to make and surprisingly beautiful!

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Frankenstein Craft For Kids Need a fun and non-scary Halloween craft for the kids to make this year? This paper plate Frankenstein craft is perfect! Download the free template, print and make with preschool, pre-k and kindergarten children.

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