Helloween Masks Etc


Jack-O'-Lantern Mask



Supplies needed:

A paper plate
Crayons, markers, or tempera paint
Hole punch
Green yarn or elastic


Draw a jack-o'-lantern's face on the back of a paper plate.

Cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth. Decorate the rest of the jack-o'lantern.

Punch a hole in each side of the mask.

Tie a length of green yarn to each side (or use elastic) of the jack-o'-lantern.



String of Jack-O'-Lanterns or Ghosts




Supplies needed:

Construction paper (orange and black for pumpkins, white and black for ghosts)
Crayons or markers
Glue, tape, or staples
A long piece of green or black yarn or string


Draw a jack-o'-lantern's face on a piece of orange paper, or a ghost on white paper. Make sure to draw a long stem on the top (your pumpkin or ghost will hang from this stem, which will be folded over).



Cut out the pumpkin or ghost. Make eyes, a nose, and a mouth from black paper (or use a black crayon or marker).
Fold the pumpkin's stem in half. Fold the ghost's "stem" completely behind the ghost.



Attach the pumpkin or ghost to a long string. Use green yarn for the pumpkins, black string for the ghosts. Attach them using tape, glue, or staples.



All that is left to do now is to ang your string of jack-o'-lanterns or ghosts across the room or wherever you require them for a wonderful Halloween decoration.



Halloween Bat Clips


Supplies needed:

Black paper (construction paper or cardstock) or black fun foam
Googly eyes


Draw and then cut out a bat's body and wings from black paper (or from fun foam).  Make sure that the body is big enough to cover the clothespin/peg.    (See photo below for shape of bat's body and wings)

You can make the template whatever size you wish.


Glue the wings to the clothespin. Glue the body on the clothespin.

Glue googly eyes to the bat (or use circles of colored paper cut with a hole punch).
Clip these great bats all around the house - on curtains, furniture, tablecloths, and anywhere else a bat would like to perch., or clip them to string and make a garland to hang across a room.


Pasta Skeleton



A few different types of pasta and dried beans, like spaghetti, macaroni, tiny tube pasta, long tube pasta, wagon wheels, long spirals, tiny shells, wagon wheels
A piece of black construction paper
White glue
A white crayon to write your name (or label the bones)


Glue the pasta to the black paper using white glue.  Have the children arrange the pasta on the paper before gluing (to make sure that they have room for the whole body on the piece of paper).

You can use just about any type of pasta (or dried beans) for the bones. A wagon wheel is nice for the head. Spaghetti makes good fingers and toes. Tiny tubes or dried lentils are good as vertebrae in the spine. Long tubes make collar bones. Longer tubes or long spirals make good arm and leg bones. Small shells or dried white beans are nice for the kneecaps, wrists and ankles. Two dried lima beans make good hips.


These can also be placed on strings to hang across a room - or they can be used as 'Place Names' on the table, just make the black paper twice the height so that it can be folded in half, to enable it to stand up.