Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Reading and Craft 2011

Halloween Books for children 8 and under.

Here are some old and new suggestions-
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
Scardy Cat, Splat by Rob Scatteon
Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies

Art craft-Spooky Paper Ghost
You need: white construction paper, scissors, wiggle eyes, thin ribbon or yarn.

To make the ghost's head:

Use a jar or lid to trace a circle from white construction paper or oak tag. Cut out.
Cut off the bottom of the circle to make a straight edge.
Draw a scary mouth toward the straight edge. Glue on two wiggle eyes toward the rounded edge.

For the body:
Cut 5 or 6 think strips of white paper or oak tag.
Flair the strips and tape them to the back of the head.
Use yarn or thin ribbon to make a bow for the top of the head.
This can be the front of a card, name cards for place settings, or even napkin rings (add another paper loop to the back).
Make a bunch with different expressions and different colored bows.These look great as mobiles or string a bunch for a really cute garland.

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