Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Halloween... Quick Project!

**Ok- it's been a busy week.  I scheduled this for Wednesday (or so I thought!) but it never actually published... so keep in mind I wrote it on Wednesday!**

It's conference week, ya'll!  I'm at a lull between conferences and thought I should do a quick post since I won't be back tomorrow or Friday on the ol'blog!

Anywho... we've been taking the MEAP test this week and it's going well.  Yesterday the kiddos needed something fun after the test so we did my favorite favorite fall project.  I don't know why I love this so much, I just *really* do.  It's quick and fun and the kids love it!  And it looks super cool!

Each kid needs a piece of orange and a piece of black paper.  And a bit of yellow if you so desire.

On the orange, they should draw a pumpkin.

Then, cut it out and cut it into strips.  Remind them not to cut a billion strips... as they cut each strip, they glue the strips IN ORDER on the black piece of paper and leave just a *teeny* space between each strip so the black shows through.

Too many strips = too much work!

After the pumpkin is (sort of) re-assembled, they cut around it and leave a teeny bit of black around that too.

You can have them use yellow paper to add jack-o-lantern features and... there you have it!

I have no bulletin board outside of my room so these are taped up oustide of my door.  I LOVE IT!




  2. super cute. No bulletin board for me either. I use a lot of sticky tac

  3. We do this as well! The students just LOVE making them. I definitely agree with the not cutting too many strips of the pumpkin puzzle.

  4. Those are super cute! I am certainly going to try them...thanks!

    Craft of Teaching

  5. Adorable pumpkins!!!! I need to put that in my plans!

  6. Definitely will try this one as I can adapt for students who
    don't do Halloween! :)

  7. I just had to "boo" you. It's okay if you don't want to participate, but I wanted to let you know!

    Christi =)

  8. I found your blog because Christi "boo'd" you! I am now your newest follower. I would love for you to join in the fun linky party by highlighting 3 blogs that other's should check out.

    2nd Grade Pad

  9. I was just thinking that would be a great idea after my students finish the MEAP test on Tuesday.

  10. The kids had so much fun making these on Friday. I love that they were SO simple. There never seems to be enough time in third grade to just make a fun craft! Thanks! Leeann


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