Halloween Shadow Garland

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Halloween Shadow Garland - Fun Halloween craft for preschoolers to use with the Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin book Click Clack Boo.
 This Halloween craft and decoration was inspired by the fantastic book, Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.  It is quick, simple, easy, and you probably have the materials on hand!

Halloween Shadow Garland Craft for preschoolers
One of the primary artistic features of this book is the use of shadows and silhouettes to create a lightly spooky feel.

Halloween Shadow Garland Craft for preschoolers
Many of the characters appear in silhouette, and the barn is decorated with a shadowy Halloween garland that we decided to mimic!

halloween shapes drawn on black paper
Draw some simple Halloween shapes on black construction paper.  I just did ghosts and pumpkins, because I knew that Lena would be able to cut them out.  If you have older children, you could do more complicated shapes.

Halloween shadow ghosts with googly eyes
We added googly eyes to our ghosts (even though that made them technically not shadows anymore).

Threading halloween shapes on string for garland
Punch 2 small holes in the top of each shape.

threading halloween shapes on string for garland
Use a yarn needle to thread your shapes on a string or ribbon.

Halloween Shadow Garland Craft for preschoolers for click clack boo
Hang it up! Wasn't that easy?

For another great activity based on Click, Clack, Boo!, check out this fun Sound Effects Box!

This post is part of an AWESOME Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop.  Make sure to check out the other book based activities from fantastic bloggers!

Preschool Powol Packets- Room on the Broom- Croaking Frog Craft
Betsy's Photography- Popcorn- Making Popcorn Bars
Where Imagination Grows- 5 Little Ghosts- Ghost Collages
Rubberboots and Elf Shoes- Skeleton Hiccups- Paper Chain Skeleton
Little Bins For Little Hands- ABCs of Halloween- Sensory Bin
Line Upon Line Learning- The Spooky Old Tree- Prepositions Game
Wise Owl Factory- Bunnicula and others- Halloween Book Fun Learning Round Up
Planet Smarty Pants- The Picky Little Witch- Halloween Cupcakes
Study at Home Mama- 10 Halloween Books and 50 Activities

Don't forget to check out the Read and Play Pinterest Board which features ALL these great activities!
 


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