Tips for Preschool Halloween Crafts Project

By: Kathy Pratts

Brainstorming for preschool Halloween crafts ideas could be a bit tricky especially if you're planning it for kids who have short attention span. You have to make sure that the projects are fun and exciting for them. There are many ideas surrounding Halloween crafts for preschool projects though, and you can easily find them online. This article will show you basic projects for preschoolers and how to add some excitement to them.

When brainstorming for preschool Halloween craft ideas, consider the following:

- Safety - Always keep the kid's safety in mind. When planning for a preschool Halloween craft, choose projects that don't involve needles, cutters, glue guns and other items which can be dangerous to kids. Those tools can easily poke the eyes, cut, and burn. Have your students use children's scissors instead, as they are more blunt. Also, it's good to have projects that utilize materials such as punchers, non-toxic glue, tape, and small staples as these don't pose much risk.

- Difficulty level - Ideal Halloween crafts for preschoolers are those that are colorful, catch children's attention, and most especially easy to do for them. A project can be too tiring or difficult for preschoolers to do. Instructions should be kept short and simple.

- Interest - Although Halloween projects are generally interesting, teachers would know better and always add a bit more twist, fun and color to ordinary projects especially since these projects are designed for kids to do. Kids get bored easily so try to make projects more out-of-the-ordinary.

Mask

Masks are great for preschool Halloween crafts project. They are pretty versatile, too. You can make hero masks, animal masks, and monster masks. All you need are paper plates, crayons, punchers/staples, and garters.

For the materials, all you will need are some paper plates and crayons which you would want to distribute. Then, instruct your preschoolers to draw two big eyes in the middle of their paper plate. Then instruct them to draw anything they like around those eyes. Show them examples of simple animal faces like bunnies and cats using coloring books and other kids' books, so they have an idea of what to draw. Your students can draw a witch face, bat outline, or practically anything.

Then, give them time to color their drawings. You may also suggest stripes, spots, hearts, stars, and designs that are easy for the kids to draw. For more interest, you can use glue sticks or Elmer's glue to stick glitter and sequins on their masks. The kids will absolutely love this idea. You can also purchase colorful feathers so your students can stick them to their masks. Remember to keep your projects interesting!

Wings

Another interesting Halloween crafts for preschoolers are Halloween wings. You can create bat wings, angel wings, or butterfly wings out of cardboard. You may pre-cut the shapes to make the project easier for the kids. Just punch two holes on each wing so you can attach a string where the arm can go through and stay secured to the wing.

Once the cut out wings are distributed, you can suggest easy designs for your pupils to follow. Give them time to draw, color, and explore their imagination. Also have them glue sequins, glitter, and feathers to add interest.

Planning Halloween crafts for preschool kids is easy when you have these three secrets to keep in mind: simplicity, safety, and of course, fun.

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