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October 22, 2014 SPOOK-tacular Negative Space Pumpkin Craft By Lindsey Petlak
Grades 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

    Create a negative space pumpkin craft that is SPOOK-tacularly fun and easy! Simple instructions, only a few materials needed, and this video tutorial make this craftivity FRIGHTFULLY easy for anyone to do. This craft comes from Kristen Allen, a super teacher at Palm Elementary in San Bernadino, CA. It is a perfect hands-on extension activity for learning and practicing symmetry. Using the pumpkin craft as an example, encourage students to try to recreate the symmetrical activity with other Halloween images! 


    Materials and Instructions:

    Aside from its awesome application of the concept of symmetry, I love this craft because it requires minimal materials and has simple instructions. You may want to try out making your own sample before asking students to do so. That helped me discover potential mistakes and prevent students from making them, too!






    Watch a Live Demo:

    Watch me complete the craft on this video! See how quick and simple this activity can be, and also how the concept of symmetry plays into this fun art extension.

    I hope you have fun doing this Halloween craft with your students and that it reinforces the concept of symmetry in a super fun way! Try it and share your results!

    Thanks for reading, and see you next week!


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