Kids love to make their own little food creations. They seem so proud when finished, and can’t wait to show everyone. Halloween is the perfect time to get children as young as preschool aged to make crafty Halloween snacks. Two of the most common ones are a super simple Oreo spider and the popular Tootsie Pop ghost.
Oreo Spider and Paper Plate Web Craft
- Pretzel Sticks (the small kind)
- Paper Plate
- White String
How to make the Spiders from Oreo Cookies:
My daughter made this back when she was in preschool. It’s the perfect group activity (and snack!) since it’s easy to set up and make.
The paper plate spider web makes a great prewriting activity since it works on their fine motor skills. Have the children cut a handful of slits in the paper plates – start at the edge and stop at the cencter circle outline where the ridges stop. Then, have them wrap the string through the slits to resemble a spider web.
Seperate the Oreos so they have two halves. Ask them to count 8 pretzels for the legs and place 4 on each side of the bottom half of the Oreo. The cream center acts as glue to hold them in place. You could also try dipping them into the frosting first and then place it on the cream.
Next, place the top half of the cookie back on so the pretzels are now sandwiched between the Oreo halves. Add a bit of frosting on the top where the eyes go. Place 2 M&M’s on top. They have now made their own edible Oreo pretzel spider creation!
- My son made similar when he was in preschool but had slightly different ingredients and an entire spider theme. Check out his Oreo spider cookie, pom pom spider, hat, and handprint craft!
- Bag of Tootsie Pops
- White String
- Black Markers
How to make the Lollipop Ghosts:
Place the top of the lollipop in the center of a Kleenex. Fold/scrunch the Kleenex downwards, covering the legnth of the Tootsie Pops. Twist the tissue paper and tie it with a string or ribbon. Draw on a face with a black marker.
The kids school has a lollipop ghost tree game every year at their Fall festival. The bottom of the lollipop stick on some are colored with a marker. The ghosts are then places in the tree so the stick end is hidden. If they pick one of the colored ones when it’s their turn to pick a ghost, then they win a prize. Even if they don’t win a prize, they still get to keep the Tootsie Pop Ghosts!