Creating Halloween bulletin board ideas from recycled materials is a great way to be earth conscious while getting students excited about going back to school. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating Halloween bulletin board ideas from recycled materials.
A graveyard themed bulletin board is perfect for Halloween, and it can be made using recycled materials. For this bulletin board idea you will need dark blue or black butcher paper, a large plastic lid, cardboard, grey paint, paintbrushes, black markers, and green butcher paper. The plastic lid will have to be white or yellow. Cut the edge off of the lid and cut it into a crescent shape.
Start by covering the top bulletin board with the dark blue paper. Cover the bottom half with the green paper. Add the crescent moon to the top of the bulletin board. Then help students cut the recycled cardboard pieces into rectangle shapes. Allow students to personalize the gravestones by cutting various patterns into them and adding details with the markers. Students should also add their names. Older students can use this assignment as a lesson for writing limericks on their gravestones. Help students attach their gravestones to different areas of the bulletin board to complete this Halloween idea.
Monsters are another fun theme for Halloween bulletin boards. For this idea you will need to ask students to bring in a variety of recycled items that they find interesting. Old plastic lids, yogurt foils, old pieces of paper or cardboard, bottle tops, boxes, sticks, and other fun items that they would normally recycle are appropriate for this Halloween bulletin board idea. You will also need black butcher paper to cover the bulletin board with.
Start this Halloween bulletin board with students by discussing what they think monsters look like. Then have students place all of the materials on a desk in the classroom. Have students choose one large item to be the face of the monster. Allow students to keep choosing items until they run out. It is helpful to have paint, construction paper, scissors, glue, and pipe cleaners available for this project. Help students create their own personal monster face using the recycled materials. When they are done attach them t the bulletin board and add a fun message about your classroom full of monsters.
Using recycled materials to make you Halloween bulletin board will impart the importance of recycling to students. These bulletin board ideas are easy and fun to create, and they are eco-friendly.