Giant Candy Corn

Giant Candy Corn

If you ask trick-or-treaters what their favorite Halloween candy is, many will reply: “Candy corn!” This yummy, tri-colored candy has been around since the late 1800’s. It’s become a sugary staple during the cool fall months. Your child can commemorate the best Halloween candy of all time using foam sheets. This activity will give your little monster a little practice tracing and matching triangular shapes to create her own visual confection.

What You Need:

  • Foam sheets, 3 different colors
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to place one sheet of foam on the table in a vertical, or portrait position. This will end up being the base color for the candy corn.
  2. Have her draw a giant triangle on the foam. Then, have her round out all of the corners to create a candy corn shape.
  3. Help her cut out the shape with scissors.
  4. Lay the cut out shape onto the next sheet of vertically placed foam. This layer of foam will be the middle color of the candy corn. Have her move the shape up or down to determine how much of the bottom color she would like to not have covered with the middle shape.
  5. Once in place, have her trace around the remaining shape onto the second piece of foam. Cut this shape out.
  6. Encourage her to lay the second shape on top of the third sheet of foam. The third sheet will create the tip of the candy corn. Adjust it accordingly, trace it and cut it out.
  7. Ask her to glue the cut out shapes in order on top of the first cut out candy corn shape. When she’s all finished she’ll have a giant striped candy corn confection made from foam!
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Halloween Fun Facts Foldable

Halloween Fun Facts Foldable

Make a Halloween fun facts foldable with your child this October! There’s more to Halloween than just chowing down on candy. Help your child learn a few Halloween fun facts with a fun and simple art project.

What You Need:

  • Poster board
  • Glue
  • Black construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Black paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Halloween stickers

What You Do:

  1. Have your child use scissors cut out a large rectangle from the poster board.
  2. Help him fold the ends in until they meet in the middle. He should now have a “fold able” with three sections.
  3. Let him trace the inner and outer flaps on orange construction paper.
  4. Have him use scissors to cut out flaps from the orange construction paper.
  5. Put a light coat of glue on the front and back of the outer flaps.
  6. Have him attach the orange pieces to the poster board.
  7. Next, it’s time to cover the center section of the poster board. Help your child trace that section on black construction paper.
  8. Have him cut out the traced area.
  9. Help him glue the black construction paper on the center flap of the poster board.
  10. Let your child cut three circles out of orange construction paper. Don’t worry if the circles are the same size or perfectly round.
  11. Help him glue the circles to the black center section of his poster board.
  12. Does your child know any fun facts about Halloween? Check out a book from the library or search the Internet for some cool, bizarre and fascinating facts about this “haunted” holiday.
  13. Have your child write his facts on the orange circles.
  14. Let him finish up his poster with holiday-themed stickers like spooky bats or slithering snakes.
  15. Have your child proudly display his fold able. Now his family and friends can know all about Halloween!

 

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