Preschool teachers, parents, home caregivers, and even play groups can have fun with these inexpensive and easy to create Halloween and Harvest Art Activities. Many schools and play groups no longer refer to the holiday as “Halloween” so these arts and crafts include many harvest themed crafts.
Spider Webs: Using two popsicle sticks glued together (you may want to do that prior to the children or allow them to do it the day before to make sure it is dry – a glue gun works best) provide the children with strings or white yarn. They can twist and turn and twine the yarn around the Popsicle sticks creating their own spider webs.
Variation 1: Give children white chalk with black construction paper and allow them to trace or draw spider webs on the construction paper.
Variation 2: Give children black construction paper, straws and paint. They can blow straw spider webs across the paint. Talk about how each design is different, just like spider webs are different for different spiders.
Ghosts Feet: Trace the children’s feet on white construction paper. Cut out the tracing and decorate with googly eyes, glitter or allow them to color (colored pencils work best, as done card stock paper) Punch a hole in the top of the “ghost” and tie string. Hang around the room, on a string along the wall on your bulletin board.