Halloween is coming up so fast it’s, um, scary. The weather is breaking and the cooler temperatures are making their way in. As kids scurry to find their long-sleeved shirts, skinny jeans, hair scrunchies, and insulated hydro flasks, it’s time for parades, parties, and, of course, candy!
With this great season come loads of extra activities teachers have to plan for: parades, parties, room decor. Knock one of those activities off the list and get your classroom party ready with these fun, cute, and not-too-scary Halloween door decorations.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown has been a favorite among kids and parents for nearly 60 years now. This door design is a bit more work than some of the others below, but if you have the time and patience to make it, it will be a huge hit.
- Blue and green butcher paper
- Pumpkins cut-out (orange, brown and green construction paper)
- Stars (yellow construction paper)
- White butcher paper (moon)
- Black construction paper (shadow on the moon)
The jack-o-lantern door is adorable and cute choice for any grade. Create a giant pumpkin using only a few very simple materials. This won’t take you tons of time but will be sure to frighten up your day!
- Orange butcher paper (pumpkin)
- Black butcher paper (eyes, nose, mouth)
- Green butcher paper (leaves)
- Brown construction or butcher paper (stem)
- Green tissue paper twisted like a vine
Zombies are all the rage these days. Be on trend with this easy Halloween door decoration and, whatever you do, DO NOT let the zombies in!
- Tan butcher paper
- “Boards” painted brown using white butcher paper
- Red paint (words)
- Caution tape
If you are short on time but you want to get your kids smiling, this is the door for you. The candy corn door is ridiculously easy to put together and references a much beloved treat at this time of year. One of the greatest things about this door is that you can vary the expression on the candy corn face: happy, surprised, angry, or whatever emotion suits your mood.
- Yellow, orange and white butcher paper
- Black construction paper
- Red construction paper
Who knew Frankenstein could be so adorable?! This is another very easy door to create and will make your little monsters smile.
- Green butcher paper
- Black butcher paper (hair)
- White construction paper (eyes, tooth)
- Red construction paper (bow tie)
- Black marker (features and details)
It’s big and ugly, and has 10 eyes. What is it? A giant spider! Get a huge reaction from your students with this larger than life spider door this Halloween. After you cut out the eyeballs it’s very easy to assemble.
- Black butcher paper (body, legs)
- White construction paper (eyes, teeth)
- Red construction paper (tongue)
These 6 Halloween door decoration ideas are perfect for almost any grade. They deliver the magic of Halloween themes without getting too scary for some of the younger students. These ideas will make your kids smile and laugh – which is what it’s really all about, anyhow!
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