What’s Halloween without Trick-or-Treaters? And what do Trick-or-Treaters want? Candy! This paper mache bowl craft makes the perfect Preschool Halloween bowl for holding all that candy. You’ll want to create this Trick-or-Treat bowl craft a few days before Halloween, and devote an entire afternoon to this Preschool Halloween Craft to allow for drying time.
Materials You Will Need
White school glue
2 regular bowls
Poster paint (orange and black)
Disposable pie pans
How to Make It
Cut strips of newspaper. Spread remaining newspaper over the table to catch the messes.
Blow up a round balloon. Place it, tied end down, inside a bowl, using the bowl as a stand to hold the balloon upright.
Mix one part glue and one part water in another bowl. Have your preschooler dip each newspaper strip into the glue water, thoroughly covering each piece.
Cover the top half of the balloon completely with the sticky newspaper strips.
Tip: Place one long newspaper strip around the center of the balloon and tell your preschooler not to extend his/her strips beyond it.
Allow the glue to dry completely.
When the paper mache bowl is completely dry, lift the balloon from the bowl-stand. Snip off the tied end with scissors and allow the air to slowly escape from the balloon. Remove the balloon and discard.
Pour some orange and black poster paint into two separate disposable pie pans. Have your preschooler paint the bowl to his/her liking. Allow to dry.
When the paper mache bowl is completely dry, handsome Halloween stickers to your preschooler and let him/her place them around the outside of the bowl.
Fill the Trick or Treat Paper Mache Bowl Craft aside with Halloween candy to dispense to the neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters!