5 Scary-Fun Ideas for School Halloween Celebrations

Updated 08/29/22

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These five fun crafts and educational activities (featuring a few of our favorite supplies, of course!) should fill the bill for your classroom’s Halloween celebration: super cute, low-budget, and easy to make.

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Coffee Filter Bats


For this craft from Crafty Mama 84, you’ll need:

  • Crayola markers
  • White coffee filters
  • Clothes pins
  • Empty spray bottles
  • Recycled newspaper (to protect desk/table surface)


Monster Math  


For this craft from No Time for Flash Cards, you’ll need:

  • Crayola Dry Erase Markers
  • Bright colored card stock
  • Googly eyes
  • Clear contact paper
  • Scissors

Disappearing Pencils


For this craft from Crafty Journal, you’ll need:

  • Pencils
  • Milk jugs or white card stock, craft foam or felt
  • Paper punch
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie marker or Crayola marker


Eyeball Bingo


For this craft from Make Take Teach, you’ll need:

  • Sharpie markers (red, blue and black)
  • Ping pong balls
  • Eyeball bingo boards (download for free here)


Eraser Monsters


For this craft from Craft Whack, you’ll need:

  • Erasers
  • Sharpie markers (various colors)
  • Googly eyes
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Scissors
  • Yarn – different colors, cut into bits (for hair)
  • White paper – construction paper or card stock (for teeth)


Looking for more Halloween ideas? Our sister site PTO Today has more Halloween crafts and games.

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Originally posted 2015

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