Guess what fun thing I get to do on Halloween? I get to spend an hour crafting with a darling class of first graders. I’ve been thinking of all sort of fun kids crafts, but the problem with them is that they aren’t as much fun for me (kind of sounds silly, right). But, crafts should be fun for all involved, right?
The other dilemma is time. The kids will be split into 4 groups and each group will only have 15 minutes to finish the project. I thought the best project will be on that is precut and just needs to be assembled. It’s also fun if the kids can express their creativity and don’t have to make them all the same. It would also be fun to have the project be something they can put in their rooms or add to the rest of the home décor.
Enter the “Spooky Mobile”. I’ve been wanting to create a mobile for Good Things Utah for a while, but was leaning MUCH more girly (I’ll still do it later). Then I thought how cute would it be to have bats, pumpkins, withes and more hanging from a hoop.
Because I love, love, love Kraft for Halloween projects, I used Kraft Funday – Everyday Fun for my project. The rustic, white washed feel of the blacks and whites on the Kraft add a fun elements to the project. The embellishments are super cute and make adding the finishing touched easy!
As you can see, I put a little more detail on these than the kids will be able to in the time allotted. The 3-d pumpkin will be flat and cut out, and they won’t be able to sew, but I think they should have a fun time.
To download the instructions, click here: Download 2011_10_25 Spooky Mobile
We will add the video from the segment in the afternoon when it is ready.