Thursday, October 27, 2011


This project comes from the October 2011 issue of Family Fun Magazine. 
Directions:  Cut masking tape into jack-o-lantern face shapes and stick to a jar.  Paint the jar orange and let dry.  Carefully, remove the tape shapes.  Light the jar-o'lantern with a tea light or battery operated tea light. 
Materials Needed:  clean jar, masking tape, scissors, paint brush, orange paint, tea light

Monday, October 24, 2011

Candy Corn Necklace

Candy Corn Necklace - Trace candy corn shape onto white paper, Cut out orange, yellow and white craft foam sections for the candy corn neclace.  Glue the colored pieces to the candy corn shape.  Let dry.  Punch hole in the top of the candy corn and string ribbon through to make necklace. 
Materials Needed:  white paper, pencil, scissors, orange, yellow, white craft foam, hole punch, orange ribbon

Friday, October 21, 2011

Feather Pumpkin!

Feather Pumpkin - Draw a pumpkin on white cardstock.  Glue orange feathers onto pumpkin shape.  Cut face pieces from black craft foam.  Glue eyes, nose and mouth to the feather pumpkin.  Cut around the pumpkin, trimming feathers as needed.
Materials Needed:  white cardstock, pencil, orange feathers, glue, black craft foam, scissors

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cardboard Tube Ghost!

Cardboard Tube Ghost!  Paint a cardboard tube - about the size of a toilet paper roll tube - white.  Let dry.  Trace a ghost shape onto white craft foam and cut out.  Glue on googly eyes.  Draw a mouth with black marker.  Staple to painted cardboard tube.
Materials Needed:  cardboard tube, white paint, paintbrush, scissors, white craft foam, googly eyes, black marker, stapler

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ghost Wreath!

Ghost Wreath:  Cut out ghosts from white paper.  Decorate each ghost.  Cut out the center from a paper plate to make a wreath.  Glue ghosts to the wreath.  Cut out 1 to 2 pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper.  Decorate the pumpkins.  Glue pumpkins to the wreath.  Staple orange ribbon to the back of the wreath as a hanger.
Materials Needed:  white paper, orange paper, scissors, markers, ink pad, googly eyes, orange ribbon, stapler, paper plate

Friday, October 14, 2011

Edible Acorns!

Edible Acorns - This project comes from Family Fun Magazine.  Dip Hershey's Kisses into chocolate frosting and attach to underside of mini Nilla Wafers.  Dip skinny pretzels into chocolate frosting and stick to top of mini Nilla Wafers (I broke pretzels into little pieces).
Materials Needed:  mini Nilla Wafers, Chocolate Kisses, pretzels, chocolate frosting

Addie and Ty making the acorns!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn Banner!

Autumn Banner -  Stick fall stickers onto brown piece of craft felt (5x7).  Sew buttons onto top corners.  Sew ribbon to the back of the banner for a hanger.
Materials Needed:  fall stickers, brown craft felt (5x7 size), 2 buttons, needle and thread, orange ribbon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Letter Ee

The Letter Ee!
Elephant Shapes - This project comes from the http://www.first-school/ website.  We talked about shapes and made an elephant to go with our letter Ee.  
Elephant puppets - We made elephant puppets.  We modified the templates from the website. 

Ee is for Elephant - I don't have a picture of this, but I printed off block letter E and e from the dltk-kids website.  Addie glued pictures of Elephants onto upper and lower case letter E.  We cut out the letters and glued them to a piece of construction paper.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cardboard Tube Bat!

Cardboard Tube Bat:  Paint a cardboard tube black - we used a tp roll.  Cut out a bat shape from black  craft foam.  Staple the bat onto the painted tube.  Glue on googly eyes.
Materials Needed:  cardboard tube, black paint, paint brush, black craft foam, scissors, stapler, googly eyes