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Submitted by: Patricia Jeska, a kindergarten teacher.
- Halloween fun!
- Building small motor skills
- Becoming familiar with shapes
What You Need:
- Large sheet of orange construction paper. (12"by 18")
- One 2" by 18" strip of black construction paper.
- Black construction paper scraps.
- Halloween shapes (pumpkins, ghosts) optional.
What You Do:
- Students fold the large sheet of construction paper in half lengthwise. (We call it hamburger style)
- Students cut from the fold side up to within one inch of the open side (do not cut through) these cuts are about one inch apart approximately 10 cuts.
Hint: I usually draw a STOP line at the top open side to give them guidance as to where to stop.
- Open the orange paper up to full size and then fold around to create a chinese lantern, matching the short sides with the fold poking out.
- Glue one edge of the 12" side and overlap in to place.
- The 2" by 18" strip of black paper becomes the handle. To make the handle more interesting we usually cut the edges to look "spooky".
- Use the black scraps to make eyes, nose, and mouth using the triangle, circle, or rectangular shapes. BE CREATIVE.
- If you have ghost or jack-o-lantern or pumpkin shapes you can glue them to the top of the lantern for decoration.
© Patricia Jeska
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