Scary, read-aloud stories and poems are such fun to share! Imagine unique characters for your own creative story. Bring them to life with a Boo! Banner.
Read aloud a few creepy stories and poems such as those found in "Halloween: Stories and Poems" by Caroline Feller Bauer, Bobbi Katz's "Ghosts and Goose Bumps", Jack Prelutsky's "It's Halloween", or "The Monster Mall and Other Spooky Poems" by David Steinberg. Describe the unique characters and discuss what makes them stand out.
Use your imagination to come up with original scary and/or funny characters. Write sentences about them using descriptive words and phrases. Develop an original short story or poem that incorporates your characters in the plot.
Create your imaginary characters with Crayola Model Magic®. For each one, flatten the modeling compound using your hand, rolling pin, or a marker. Use Crayola Scissors, a craft stick, or other modeling tool to cut out shapes such as a jack o’ lantern, monster skull, or witch head.
Decorate your characters with pieces of Model Magic. It sticks to itself when it’s fresh from the pack. Roll tubes and balls of various sizes to outline openings or facial features, make hair, or create spider webs. Cut ruffled edges or shapes to add scars, teeth, or slime. Marbleize Model Magic to make bloodshot eyes and mottled hair. Just knead two or three colors of Model Magic together. If pieces start to dry, attach them with Crayola School Glue.
Push a hole through the top of each piece with a plastic straw. Air-dry your characters overnight.
String raffia or ribbon through the holes. Tie knots at each piece to keep them evenly spaced. Hang up your garland and use it as a prop to tell your story or read your poem!
Decorate your colored pencils for the winter holidays with fun Crayola Model Magic® toppers! They make great party favor
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Form Model Magic® into decorative animal masks. Create a cast of merry characters based on any story, science unit, or s
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Use paper plates and colorful Crayola® Paint and Markers to design your own sun.
Make a Model Magic® mask of your favorite dragon character.
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