I know it’s already “Halloween Eve” and that may be too late to start making a Halloween craft, but this one is just so cute that I had to share it! I was home with the kids one morning last week, and decided we would make a Halloween book together. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do, so I took a trip to Joann to grab some additional materials. A counting book with fun scrapbook papers and lots of *spooky* creatures sounded like a great idea! Here’s our Halloween Counting Book.
Halloween Counting Book
- Multiple solid-colored and patterned sheets of card stock and scrapbook paper
- Letter/number scrapbook stickers
- A printer with plain white paper
- Glue stick
- Single hole punch
- 2 brads (or yarn)
- I began by deciding what Halloween characters/themes I wanted to include in our book. I also decided to use alliteration on each page (e.g. ghastly ghosts & black bats). I printed labels for each page that included the character/theme that would be included. When I cut these papers into strips, I left a little gap of paper at the beginning to adhere a number sticker.
- I cut the papers all the same size, about 5″ x 10″, but any size will work.
- I drew and cut out all of the characters to place on each page. My daughter applied the glue stick and attached them. I was cautious about getting too close to the left-side since we still needed to punch holes. Here are the pages we created:
- We added embellishments by drawing faces when appropriate. Lydia really enjoyed that part!
- For the front and back covers, I used the same type of paper. I adhered the letter stickers to the front to write “Halloween Counting Book”. We punched the holes on each page and attached them together using brads. Our counting book was complete!