Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spooky Silhouettes!

Rarely do I "do" Halloween in my class. I try to leave all that seasonal stuff to the classroom teachers. But this project? Irresistable! The supplies are VERY minimal and the results are fantastic, making it a win-win for all involved :)

You will need:
6"x18" orange paper
black markers/Sharpies
hole punch
scrap white paper (for eyes)

Procedure:
My second and third graders brainstorm things that remind them of Halloween or Fall (for my Jehovah's Witness students). I draw them on the ActivBoard. Students pick and choose different characters to add to their work, coloring it black along the way. I like to use Sharpies, I think the black is better and makes more of an impact! Of course you could probably even get away with using crayon on this!

When finished, I give each table a hole-punch and have them go to town punching out eyes. Eyes can peer out of anything on the paper-- how "spooky" are those trees? Is there someone underground?!

The possibilities are endless...and like I said while I don't usually "do" Halloween, the classroom teachers have less and less time to do fun stuff like this. So I say "why not"?!




8 comments:

  1. These are SO adorable! Love them!

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  2. love it! Thanks for the idea to use hole punchers!

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  3. These are really cute. Do you use a long-arm hole punch?

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  4. Oh, wait, now I feel silly - I thought the orange paper was punched, and white paper attached behind...OK, I am with the program now.

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  5. My class loved these! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. My students did this project today and loved it! We listened to spooky music on Pandora Radio while drawing. What fun!

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  7. I love this, we're going to try it at home!
    ~ joey ~

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  8. These are really cute. I do something similar using paint and black paper, but not the little hole punches. I linked to your blog on my blog post: http://vividlayers.blogspot.com/2012/10/spooky-silhouettes-kindergarten.html

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