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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween crafts

I wanted to show a few of the crafts that we made this past week in homeschool kindergarten. The first one is a handprint bat. Bats are a fascinating part of God's creation, and we talked a little about them. I found the directions to make the bat online here.

Another one is an owl's face, we talked a little about owls too.
1. Cut a brown circle out of brown construction paper (dinner plate size or slightly smaller.
2. Cut out two white eyes- trace a cup top or bottom.
3. Cut out two black pupils, tracing a quarter or punch them with a 1 1/4" circle punch.
4. Cut a diamond from orange construction paper, and fold in half.
5. Cut an eyebrow shape from yellow construction paper. (trace two half circles?)
6. Glue it all together.

Another one is a paper plate pumpkin. We've talked a lot this week about how pumpkins grow, and how a pumpkin with a face cut in it is called a jack-o-lantern. So I guess this should be a paper plate jack-o-lantern, huh?
1. Paint a paper plate with orange paint. We mixed our paint from red and yellow tempera, and talked about making orange.
2. Allow paint to dry. While drying, cut out face shapes from black construction paper. We discussed shapes a lot, and we punched out circles (scallop too!) and the square from punches we had on hand.
3. Glue shapes onto pumpkin to make face.

Another one is a black cat. We discussed cats and the idea that black cats are bad, which we don't believe is true! All of God's creatures are wonderful!

1. Draw/ Trace black cat shape, and cut it out.
2. Cut out white strips from construction paper for whiskers.
3. Cut two diamonds from green construction paper.
4. Add two green sequins to the diamonds, one for each eye.
5. Glue eyes and whiskers onto face, adding an orange pom-pom for the nose.
6. For the tail, cut out a swirl of black paper, and glue it onto the back of the cat.

cat pattern to trace

Feel free to use any of these ideas in your homeschool! They were all fun for my crafty daughters to create!

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