During our last trip to the dollar store, “A” spotted these little cuties. Foam pumpkins! I am so glad she noticed these because when I saw them I knew we could use them for a Halloween activity.
- Foam sheets, foam pumpkins (you can also cut out your own)
- Googly eyes
- Cup with water and paint brush
This is a very frugal activity as almost everything came from the dollar store. They sell these foam sheets in the craft section of the dollar store and I cut out some Halloween shapes from the foam. I wanted to jazz up my shapes a little more so I added some googly eyes and mouths to these ghosts I made. I also cut out some green monsters, a moon, a haunted house, and a gate for our pumpkins to sit on. I bet some of you really artistic types can make some great stuff out of the foam. You can also trace some stencils or cookie cutters and cut out some fun shapes.
A, B and C set to work “painting” the back of the foam with their water and brush and sticking the foam to the window.
“A” puts her pumpkins on the gate. We had a teachable moment here as I asked A to put one pumpkin on the top of the gate and one on the bottom of the gate. We reviewed top and bottom by playing the same game with our ghosts and the gate.
This was a relatively clean activity. At one point C stepped in her cup of water and then sat down in the spilled water, but that’s a pretty good day for us. You can leave these shapes up as part of your Halloween decor or you can take them down and use them again somewhere else. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing these foam pumpkins again…