Friday, October 26, 2007

Ghost feet


(This idea came home from school.)

  • large sheet of black construction paper
  • white, water soluble paint
  • glue
  • coat child's feet with white paint
  • have them make two white foot prints on the black paper
  • orient the paper so that the heel part of the print is the "top"
  • cut out 6 small black circles
  • glue the circles as two eyes and a mouth on the heel of each footprint
  • beware the scary ghosts!

NOTE: if the child is reluctant to make foot prints, hand prints can be substituted

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Paper flower

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These were created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.

  • coloured construction paper cut in the shape of a flower
  • green construction paper cut like a leaf
  • craft (popsicle) stick (may wish to colour green)
  • glue
  • things to decorate flower: stickers, small tissue paper squares, feathers, markers, paint, bingo daubbers
  • glue popsicle stick to back of flower
  • glue leaf to popsicle stick
  • glue decorations to flower

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pumpkin book

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(This idea came home from school.)

  • orange construction paper
  • black construction paper
  • scissors
  • white glue
  • stapler
  • pumpkin seeds
  • adult to cut out two identical pumkins from the orange paper
  • adult to places both pieces of pumpkin one on top of each other and staple together along the left hand side (like a book)
  • adult to cut out pumpkin eyes, nose and mouth from black construction paper
  • child to glue pumpkin face on top pumpkin
  • open pumpkin book and have child glue seeds on the inside "page" of the pumpkin book

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hallowe'en wreath


(This idea came home from school.)


  • paper plate with centre cut out
  • construction paper: red, green, brown, yellow, black, orange, white, purple
  • scissors
  • glue
  • adult to cut large leaves out of red, green, brown and yellow construction paper
  • adult to cut smaller pumpkins, cats, bats, ghosts, witches' hats, out of orange, black, white and purple construction paper
  • glue leaves to wreath as background design
  • glue Hallowe'en themed cut-outs on top of leaves

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sponge tree


(This idea came home from school.)

  • large sheet of paper
  • brown marker
  • optional: cut out of squirrel or chipmunk
  • glue
  • small sponges
  • brown, orange, red and yellow paint


  • have adult make tree and branches on paper with marker
  • glue squirrel to "ground" at base of tree
  • have child dip sponge in brown paint and colour squirrel

  • have child dip sponges in red, orange and yellow paint and sponge leaves on the tree branches

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Corn painted corn


(This idea came home from school.)

  • large sheet of paper
  • marker, pencil crayon or crayon
  • green crepe paper
  • glue
  • corn on cob (with husks removed)
  • yellow paint


  • have adult draw corn shape on paper with marker, crayon or pencil crayon
  • glue crepe paper to end of drawn corn cob as a husk
  • dip corn into paint and apply to paper

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pumpkin wreath


This was created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.


  • paper plate with centre cut out (by adult)
  • construction paper (orange, brown, green, red, yellow)
  • glue
  • cut pumpkin shape out of orange construction paper
  • cut pumpkin stem out of brown construction paper
  • cut leaf out of green construction paper
  • cut strips of construction paper out of the "fall" colours -- yellow, red and orange -- (the ones in the photo above are approx 2" by 11" -- I'd recommend making them a little thinner and shorter)
  • have children glue pumpkin to stem and leaf and then to paper plate
  • have children make rings out of the coloured strips of paper by gluing them
  • glue the rings to the paper plate

Monday, October 08, 2007

Fairy wings

via Neatorama

DIY Fairy Wings HOW-TO and BONUS Costume Essential via

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Creating your own computer fonts

via Geekdad: Helping GeekKids Create Their Own Fonts

Friday, October 05, 2007

Hand turkey


(This idea came home from school.)

  • paper
  • markers, pencil crayons or crayons
  • feathers
  • white glue


  • have adult trace child's hand on paper using marker, pencil crayon or crayons
  • make a "head" out of the thumb with an eye and a beak
  • add feet under the palm
  • have child glue feathers around the fingers for the body of the turkey