Here’s a fun and easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make this halloween! It’s a spooky boneyard wreath to hang on the front door for halloween.
Aside from Christmas, Halloween is my favourite time of year for crafting with my daycare hooligans. I swear, I could come up with a different Halloween craft, every single day in October. There are just so many fun spooky thing to make! Cats, bats, monsters, mummies, pumpkins, ghosts, witches… the inspiration is never-ending! You’ll find lots of easy Halloween crafts for kids here among the pages of my blog.
Our most recent spooky creation is this “boneyard wreath”.
The idea to make these halloween wreaths hit me the other day, when we were painting up some pasta “bones” for a skeleton craft.
Painting the pasta “bones”:
Painting the bones was fun and easy. We poured a few different types of pasta into plastic containers, drizzled some white paint over the pasta (we used leftover white latex paint but you could use acrylic craft paint).
Then we popped the lids on the containers and did gave them a good shake.
We spread our “bones” out on a styrofoam tray to dry.
Making our wreaths:
Today I cut some “wreaths” out of light-weight cardboard (think cereal box), and the Hooligans painted them with black Tempera paint.
I set out some googly eyes and and some foam Hallowe’en craft pieces, and the kids had a grand old time gluing the “bones” onto the wreath and adding their spooky accessories.
We punched a hole in the top of each wreath, and looped a piece of purple ribbon through for hanging.
How simple was that? And FUN, and so cool!?
For the record, this next one is the one that I made, to give you an idea of how you can really load up your Hallowe’en wreath with those “bones”.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.