Boo Halloween Craft

This fun Halloween craft was one of my favorites back in my teaching days. Not only does it have tons of room for creativity and use inexpensive supplies, but it gave my 5th graders a chance to practice cutting out counters. For many of them, it was a new skill. 

Boo Halloween Craft



Lightly write the word BOO in large block letters on a piece of orange construction paper. The letters should overlap slightly. Carefully cut out the BOO, cutting just inside the lines you drew so they don't show. Cut out the counters by using the tip of the scissors to poke a hole in the middle of each, then cut from that hole to the line. Do this several times to create flaps that will open up space for the scissors. Once you have a large enough space, cut out the entire counter just outside the pencil line. 

Create the items you want to dangle from the BOO. I chose a jack-o-lantern, vampire (in bat form), and a ghost, but you could include all sorts of other items. 

Cut three lengths of yarn and glue one to each of the dangling items. Glue the other end of yarn behind the BOO, placing it so that the dangling item hangs at the desired place. 


Every once in awhile, I had a student who did not celebrate Halloween and did not feel comfortable making Halloween crafts. Since the point of this craft is about developing scissor skills and being creative, the content doesn't really matter. I remember one student changing the word to FALL (which still has counters) and dangling leaves from it. Perfect!


  1. This is awesome!!! I know Brookie would have chosen a Halloween one, while I would have leaned towards the Fall one! LOL!! And to answer your question -- human/dog meds are about the same cost ... sort of ... since my first dog Buddy had diabetes, and he was already diagnosed with it, I couldn't get him pet insurance, kinda like humans when they try and get insurance and already have a condition. But, I bought him insulin needles and human insulin right over the counter at the Walmart pharmacy, so I had to pay retail VS. insurance cost for them, but it wasn't that bad. For Happy, he has already been diagnosed with the skin condition ... so I will buy him human medicine, it will just be at retail price VS. insurance discount. It's not that bad though ... even with insurance, Brookie's same medicine wasn't cheap! LOL!!


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