Natural Halloween Craft For Kids

halloween craft

I love wreaths, they are the perfect way to decorate and although I made a Halloween wreath last week I wanted to share how my son  got in on the fun too. We actually made this one weeks ago. This Halloween craft was fun for both of us I love the organic look to it. If you don’t have a paper plate to use any cardboard cut into a circle will do!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need dried black beans, dried orange lentils, a paper plate, orange ribbon, white glue, bowls to mix , a spoon and scissors.Halloween Wreath Craft
  2. Start by having your child mix the black beans and orange lentils. It was at this point that I got the idea for this sensory tub. My son loved this step.Halloween Wreath Craft
  3. While they play with the beans and lentils add glue, lots and lots of glue.Halloween Wreath Craft
  4. Add the beans and lentils. It was hard getting photos of this because I was helping him drizzle them on. Halloween Wreath Craft
  5. Keep going until all the glue is covered.Halloween Wreath Craft
  6. Let dry – I popped it outside in the sun to dry faster!Halloween Wreath Craft
  7. When it’s all dry cut out the middle.Halloween Wreath Craft
  8. Shake off any loose lentils and beans.
  9. Add an orange ribbon.Halloween Wreath Craft
  10. Hang up !Halloween Wreath Craft

Halloween Books from Carrie Anne

Carrie Anne is a monthly contributor to No Time For Flash Cards, she shares fantastic book reviews and today she is sharing her Halloween picks! Catch up with her on her blog Another Day , Another Thought…or two!

Dragon's Halloween

Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey. The kids love Dragon. Actually I love Dragon too. He’s such a lovable character. He has a few books out . The Halloween book has 3 mini Halloween stories. Dragon’s personality and natural innocence is so childlike , I think that’s why we all love him so. Dragon is written by the same author as Captain Underpants, which explains some of the humour.


Pumpkinheadby Eric Rohman. I love, love, love the artwork in this book, all printed from carvings. The story is cute too, about a boy with a pumpkin for a head. One day he looses his head and adventure follows. Same author / illustrator as My Friend Rabbit .

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  1. says

    Just catching up a bit with blog reading and I wanted to thank you for all of the book reccomendations. I just made a list of 5 books to pick up at the library today and put at least that many on hold. I love your Fall reading list.

    I wondered if you’d read any Karma Wilson books and after doing a search on your site found that you had read two of them. I hadn’t heard of those but I would reccommend: Bear Feels Sick, Bear Snores On, and Animal Strike at the Zoo, It’s True. I love these and the first two that I mentioned are good Winter books.

    I was also curious about what YOU read. I’d love to hear that also. 🙂 I thoroughly appreciate what you do through this blog. My children are learning a lot! Thanks, again!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Ba-Humbug! =-.

  2. admin says

    Thank you for the recommendations I really appreciate them and will add them to my list of future books for sure. I am so glad you like the Fall Reading list. I actually was just appointed as the librarian at my son’s co-op preschool and spend even more time finding books for this age so I have been thinking even more about themed book lists than before.

    I love to read but haven’t had nearly as much time as I used to, I love Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolover,Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jose Saramago. That said since becoming a mom I have looked for lighter books. So I read the whole Twilight Saga , like Jane Green and Phillipa Gregory.

    Thanks so much for your kind words, this comment was a wonderful way to start my day!

  3. Sara says

    I adore your website! I used to be an elementary teacher, but now I am home raising my energetic 2 year old boy and my adorable 5 month old girl. I have been at a loss for what to do with my son, and now I have so many new things to do! Your ideas are fun, creative and well organized. You have inspired me to start doing more projects with my 2 year old, and I thank you for that!


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