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Subject: Halloween Craft
Grade: K-2
Age: 4-8

Submitted by: Amy Schamburek as part of: Creepy, Scary and fun ideas from


What You Need:

What You Do:

  1. Spread newspaper over work area.

  2. Paint palm, thumb, and fingers of one hand with black paint.

  3. With fingers spread and thumb at a right angle, press hand in center of a sheet of orange construction paper.

  4. While the hand print dries, cut a cat's head out of black construction paper using this pattern. (photo shows with white head to show placement)

  5. Use a hole punch to punch holes out of green and pink construction paper. Glue two green eyes and pink nose on the cat's head.

  6. Glue the cat's head on the hand print body (the fingers become legs and thumb becomes a tail).

  7. Use white chalk to add features such as whiskers and a mouth.

Recommended Books:

Crafts for Halloween
by Kathy Ross, Sharon Lane Holm
Black cats, ghosts, and spiders come to life in a simple, illustrated guide to creating the perfect decorations for Halloween, designed so that even very young children can use readily available materials to master these holiday crafts.


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