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Fun and Funky Halloween Craft

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Photo of Holly (Teach Starter)
Updated | 2 min read

Are you looking for a quick and easy craft to do with your kids this Halloween? We’ve got something special for you!

Spooktacular Halloween Craft Ideas

The Funky Pumpkin

Introducing our Funky Pumpkin, or more affectionately known as the Funky Pumky!

 

Funky Halloween Cat

If you’re after something else, nothing could be more purrrrfect than our Funky Halloween Cat!

This feline is giving us all the spooky feels with its Halloween hat and mask!

Funky cat craft template

For a full lesson on line and pattern and how to create the Funky Halloween Cat, check out our Student-Facing Video – Line Drawing With a Funky Animal.

Here’s a preview…

 

For the full student-facing video, click here.


Funky Creature Writing Activity

Take this funky pumpkin or cat craft one step further and get your students writing about the character they have created.

Why not get them to create their own story character using their funky creature as inspiration? They can even write a story about their cute character. Here are some resources to assist in this extra activity idea:

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Character Building Worksheet

A worksheet for students to draw a provided character as well as make their own.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 5
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Character Profile Template

A template to use when exploring the personality, appearance, feelings and actions of a character from a narrative.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 3
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Story Map Template

A template to use when exploring or planning a narrative story.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 3
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Narrative Plot Structure Template

A template for students to use when planning the plot structure of a narrative text.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 3 - 6

Image of Narrative Setting Prompts Posters

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Narrative Setting Prompts Posters

A set of 2 posters giving ideas for the setting of a narrative.

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Narrative Prompts Posters

A set of 20 posters to display as narrative story prompts for students.

Teach Starter Publishing20 pagesYears: 1 - 4
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Narrative Writing Planning Template

A template for students to use when planning a narrative text.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 3 - 6
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Story Ideas Sentence Starter Pack

Use this story ideas kit to help your students choose a topic to write about.

Teach Starter Publishing10 pagesYears: F - 7

If you’re looking for more fun and educational Halloween activities, check out Ali’s blog – 5 Halloween Activities for Kids | Spooky Learning.


Funky Craft Series

I think it’s safe to say we can call our Funky Craft activities a series now! They are always a hit with our members and go straight to the Most Downloaded collection of resources. Most importantly, kids absolutely LOVE creating their funky creatures!

If you are not sure what I’m talking about, you may be familiar with our Funky Bunny craft that takes the nation, nay, the world by storm each and every Easter.

Funky Craft Activities

So, what is so good about these funky creatures? Here are the reasons why they are the best craft activity out there:

  • requires little planning and preparation
  • super fun (even addictive for teachers)
  • the finished product is amazing
  • kids learn about patterns and lines.

Don’t forget to share your students’ funky creatures on Instagram – tag (@teachstarter) and hashtag (#funkypumpkin and #funkyhalloweencat).

4 Comments

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  • Summer Waller
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    That’s pretty

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks for your kind comment, Summer!

  • Gracie Lane
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    That sounds cool

    • Summer Waller
      ·

      I agree Gracie Lane!

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