Bats in the Belfry: Cut black or brown construction paper in half. Fold into accordion to create wings. On a separate sheet of matching paper cut circle for head and peanut shape for body. Use white chalk or paint to create the eyes. Glue head to body, glue body to wings. Add string and hang from ceiling.
CD Owls: Use an old CD for the owl’s round body. Glue a brown triangle with the point facing down into the center top of the CD. Add circles for eyes, a yellow triangle for a beak, rectangles for legs and stars for feet. I used star shaped post it notes. They are the perfect size.
Pumpkin Puzzle: Print out a graphic of a pumpkin on card stock paper or construction paper. White works best. Then cut the pumpkin into four pieces with jagged edges, the Crayola cutters are great for this. Give children a sheet of paper to glue the puzzle pieces down onto as they create their own pumpkin puzzle.
Variation: Print a coloring sheet of a pumpkin or other Halloween figure. Encourage the children to color the sheet, then cut, then puzzle. Try http://www.free-coloring-pages.com/halloween.html
Pumpkin Patch: All you need for this are paper plates, orange paint and some scraps of paper and other scrap pieces of yard, glitter or anything else in your arts and crafts treasure chest. You can also just start with orange paper plates if you are short on time.
To create: Paint paper plates orange and dry (or use orange paper plates). Give children scraps of paper, googly eyes, yard, glitter, die cut of stems and leaves. Encourage them to create their own pumpkin faces and then place them on your bulletin board or send home to mom and dad.