Summer is over and school is in full-swing – that can only mean one thing… Halloween is upon us. Whether you’re a parent trying to keep little ones entertained or a teacher trying to inject a bit of fun into your daily lessons, here are a few Halloween activities that kids will love.
At Pay4SchoolStuff.com we’ll always be on board with tried and true activities like carving jack-o-lanterns or bobbing for apples, so time (and clean-up-supplies) permitting, consider adding them to your activity list!
This floating ghost – brought to us by OneGoodThingByJillee.com – is amazing.
You’ll probably need to make a quick trip to the grocery store and the craft store to gather up the supplies, but once you’ve got everything it’s incredibly easy to pull together. You’ll need:
- 2 Liter Soda Bottle
- Styrofoam Ball (or a tennis ball or wiffle ball)
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, arrange the ball on top of the soda bottle (use some tape to keep it steady). Then wrap the wire around the neck of the soda bottle and stick it out to the sides to create ghostly arms. Cover it all in the cheesecloth, arranging in a creepy, drapey fashion, and then spray it liberally with the starch. Once everything has dried and the cheesecloth is stiff, remove your wire/ball/bottle frame and voila!
Pet Ghost in a Jar
This is fantastic, and kids will get a kick out of creating their own Halloween buddy. PennyWiseBlog.com was shopping for one online and decided it would be much more cost effective (and fun!) to make one themselves.
To get started you’ll need the following supplies:
- Mason Jar with Lid
- Faux Cobwebs (stretched cotton balls or fiber fill will do)
- Glow In The Dark Spray Paint
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Craft Paper
- Paint (and brushes!)
- Beads (for eyes)
- Flameless votive candle
The steps to complete the project are a tiny bit involved (but nothing you and you kiddos can’t handle!), so check them out here.
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