Toilet Paper Pumpkin

What you'll need...
  • roll of toilet paper (with the TP still on!)
  • two pages of scrapbook paper 
  • small piece of brown construction paper
  • glue or tape
  • ribbon
Take your roll of toilet paper and have your smartypants squish, step, mush, bend- until it starts to get a little "plump" like a pumpkin.  Speaking from experience, I don't recommend sitting on it.  Tear one to two inch strips of scrapbook paper and crinkle to make it look worn and rustic.  Place the strips of paper in the top and bottom of the toilet paper roll, overlapping each piece so the TP doesn't show.  You may want to use some glue or tape to help it stay put.  Roll a small piece of brown construction paper to make the stem and glue into the top.  Add a snazzy bow to beautify your TP pumpkin!  Super easy, super fun!  


Handprint Bat

What you'll need...
  • white and black construction paper
  • white paint
  • toilet paper roll
Wrap toilet paper roll with black paper.  Cut out eye shapes with white paper and glue on to the toilet paper roll.  Handprints with white paint and then cut around to form the wings.  Glue on to the back of the toilet paper roll.


One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater

I know, I know.  It looks more like a one-eyed purple bat with a horn.  A baticorn, if you will.  Either way, it's still Halloweenish.
What you'll need...
  • paper plate
  • construction paper
  • googly eye
  • white foam paper
  • purple tissue paper
Paint paper plate purple (say that fast 10 times) and set aside to dry.  Cut out wings and horn out of construction paper and cover with tissue paper squares crumbled up.  Add the face and your spooky (whatever the heck this is) is done. ;)


Letter Review

Here's a link for some printable letter searches to review the letters A through H!  Hope you're all having an Oh-mazing October!



Tissue Paper Candy Corn

You'll need...
  • construction paper
  • white, orange, and yellow tissue paper
  • glue and scissors
Cut out candy corn shape with the construction paper.  Cut out squares of the tissue, crumble, and glue onto paper. 


Angry Jack

What you'll need:
  • orange paint
  • paintbrush
  • green and black construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue

Let your child create their own "artwork" by giving them some orange paint and a paintbrush.  After they're through making a terrible mess creating a masterpiece, let them add the face and stem.  My little pumpkin decided he wanted to be an angry pumpkin.  It was morning when we did this. I really don't blame him.