Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Playgroup: Happy Halloween!! Crafts and Snacks

Happy Halloween Faithful Readers! 
Since this last week was Halloween, instead of just one craft, we did MANY crafts!
We colored Jack-o-lanterns and glued on their faces, made Tootsie Pop Ghosts, Spiders and Webs, and Marshmallow Mummy Treats!

Here's what You'll Need and What to do for each:
-A pumpkin drawing (you can find templates online or just draw one yourself)
-Black Construction Paper
1) Cut Construction paper into triangle and mouth shapes for jack-o-lantern's face
2) Allow child to color pumpkin (while you cut), then help child glue the face on 

Tootsie Pop Ghosts:
-Tootsie Pops (or similar lollipop candy)
-Permanent Marker
-White Yarn
1) Use 2-3 tissues and cover Tootsie Pop
2) Tie yarn around neck of ghost
3) Draw eyes and mouth of ghost with Sharpie

Spider Webs and Spider:
-Black and White Yarn
-Fast Drying Glue
-3 Popsicle Sticks
1) Glue 3 popsicle sticks together as seen in picture above
2) Use White Yarn to weave around sticks to create a web
3) Take black yarn, fold 3 times (so there are 4 strands of yarn)
4) Cut yarn and tie in a knot, then cut the folds to create legs (the spider should have 8 legs)
5) glue the spider on the web and hang to decorate!

Marshmallow Mummies:
-Scissors (cooking ones work best, or make sure you wash them before use)
-Twizzlers or Candy Corn
1) Cut 2 slits into marshmallow
2) insert 2 raisins in one slit for eyes
3) cut a piece of Twizzlers off and insert in other slit for tongue
4) Eat and enjoy!
5) I have seen these placed on cupcakes to make an exciting decorative treat!

 Below are some Pictures of the Fun Costumes we had at Play group this week:
Frog Prince:
Here's all of us after Crafts and Snacks! (we had a Fairy and Devil costume too!)
See you again next week!!

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