Today I have a fun, easy, cute craft idea for Halloween…. It could also be a really cute craft idea to help tech the letter V! We are going to make a Vampire Craft for Kids! There are not too many nouns that children know that start with the letter V… vampire is one of them! If you would like to teach the letter V with this craft, a good book that you will enjoy is A Visitor for Bear. Also, I was able to find a few other craft kits with everything already made that make these Halloween crafts super easy to do. Enjoy!
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Vampire Craft for Kids
To make your Vampire Craft for Kids, you will need:
1 paper bag
1 white construction paper
2 black construction paper
1 red construction paper
1 red construction paper
Elmer’s Glue stick/pen
2 large googly eyes
Hole puncher (optional)
HOW TO ASSEMBLE
1. From the piece of white construction paper, cut out a rectangle equal to the size of the bottom of the paper bag. Glue to the bottom of the bag. This will be the vampires’ head.
2. Cut out a strip of white paper and glue directly under the vampire chin. You will have to lift the bottom of the bag and glue the top half of the strip underneath it. The bottom of the strip will stick out underneath the chin. This will represent the vampires’ collar.
3. Cut out a large rectangle equal to the remaining vampire ‘body’ of the paper bag from the black piece of construction paper. Glue the piece onto the bag.
4. From the black paper, cut out 2 right angle triangles to represent the bottom of your vampires’ cape. Glue to the back of the paper bag, one on each side.
5. Cut out black hair for the vampire and glue onto the top of the head. I used a long, skinny triangle shape for the hair.
6. Apply glue to the back of the googly eyes and glue onto the vampire face.
7. Cut out two small rectangles and a small circle for the eyebrows and nose. Glue onto the face.
8. From the red construction paper, cut out 2 right angle triangles to represent the top of the cape. Apply glue to both pieces and adhere them to the back of the paper bag. The top part of the cape should be adjacent to the bottom third of the face.
9. For the vampire’ fangs, cut out 2 small triangles from the red paper. Glue towards the bottom of the face.
10. Cut out a triangle from the white paper to resemble the vampires’ white shirt. Pipe glue on the back of the triangle and place the base against the collar with the tip of the triangle facing downward.
11. For the vampires’ bowtie, cut out two triangles and a circle from the purple construction paper. Glue the bow tie at the top of the shirt, under the collar.
12. If you have a hole punch that will reach the middle of the bag, punch 2 holes right at the tip of the triangle of the vampires’ white shirt. My hole punch would not reach, so I used the tip of a scissors to poke two holes.
13. Thread the red ribbon through the two holes and tie a bow.
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.