We have 45 minutes for scary snacks and spooky activities at my daughter’s kindergarten Halloween party next week. I offered to provide the super speedy activity for the kids. This is a Halloween activity I have used before. It does not require a whole lot of precision and works well for nursery school or kindergarten children. What are other short and simple Halloween activities that will work at school parties?
- One wide-mouthed glass jar for each child in the class, no lid (Mason jelly jars, Beach-Nut baby food jars, or any glass jar)
- Tissue paper cut into small squares (orange, black, yellow, white…)
- Elmer’s glue
- Paper plates
- Paint brushes
- One tealight candle for each child in the class
- Mix Elmer’s glue with a little water on the paper plates.
- Children paint a portion of the side of the jar with the diluted glue.
- Press pieces of tissue onto the jar and smooth down. If needed, paint a little glue on top of the tissue pieces.
- Repeat until the whole jar is covered.
- Let dry and place tealight inside jar and light for a spooky votive.
- You can use any size glass jar. I really like the Beach-Nut baby food jars, but I did not know any families this year who might be buying baby food on a regular basis and would have a supply of 20+ jars for the class.
- If you want these to look more professional, I think you could use Mod Podge or Diamond Glaze to give the jars a more finished look.
- Use this activity at Christmas or Valentine’s Day as well. Just change out the tissue paper colors.