Halloween Classroom Decoration Ideas

Looking for some great Halloween classroom decoration ideas this year? We've got you covered!

It's that time of year again where Halloween is on the horizon, and while we are sure your pupils will be just spellbound with your super spooky plans to celebrate, it's always good to have some extra ideas.

Halloween Classroom Decoration Ideas for Every Classroom!

Decorating the classroom for Halloween can be lots of fun and a great way to teach your class about the different Halloween traditions and where they came from. Getting crafty in the classroom is something all your pupils can get involved with and they'll love making decorations and turning the room into a wonderfully creepy space to enjoy Halloween.

Here are some excellent classroom decoration ideas that don't require too many resources, but are still fun to make and look fantastic too.

1. Paper mache pumpkins

These pumpkins are a great alternative to the real thing, though making them is just as messy!

What you'll need:

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Balloons
  • Paint

How to do it:

Blow up the balloon as large as you want your pumpkin to be. Then make your paper mache paste by mixing flour and water until you get the desired consistency. Cut the newspaper into strips and then dip these into the paste and layer all over the balloon, creating the best' pumpkin' shape you can. You can also make the stalk from paper mache by twisting and moulding newspaper strips together. You'll need to leave it to dry overnight. The next day you can get the paints out, and your pupils can each decorate their pumpkin however they wish!

2. Spooky lanterns

These lanterns are great fun to make and are something the kids can take home at the end of the day too.

What you'll need:

  • Clean jam jar (the bigger, the better)
  • Tissue paper - orange and yellow works best
  • PVA glue - slightly watered down
  • Black paper
  • Battery-powered tea lights

How to do it:

  • Make sure your jam jar is clean and dry
  • Rip up the tissue paper into small strips
  • Glue the inside of the glass and apply the tissue paper - you'll need about three layers of tissue paper for the best effect.
  • Cut out some Jack O'Lantern faces and glue these to the outside of the jar.
  • Let them dry, and then add your candle.

3. Witch plate decorations

These fun witch plate decorations are perfect for everyone to get involved with - who will make the scariest face?

What you'll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Black card
  • Paint
  • Colourful wool
  • Googly eyes

How to do it:

  • Paint your paper plates green and put them aside to dry
  • Cut out your witches hats
  • Cut lengths of string for the hair
  • Once the paint is dry, glue on your witches hat and hair
  • Add googly eyes and draw on the rest of the witches face
  • Stick these up around your classroom!

4. Vampire bat leaves

This is a great activity that will get your classroom out into the fresh air too.

What you'll need:

  • Leaves
  • Black paint
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to do it:

Take your class to the playground or local park and gather up some leaves. Maple-shaped ones are best. You could ask them to find dark coloured leaves, in which case you could skip the painting step. However, if you can't find dark leaves, bring them back to the classroom and paint them black.

After the leaves have dried, you can gently snip the top to create bat ears. Next, make eyes and fangs from the white paper, and carefully glue these on. That's it!

5. Googly Eye Vegetables

These are super simple Halloween decorations that your class will love. Great if you are short on time but still want to do something fun!

What you'll need:

  • Vegetables (or fruit) - think broccoli, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, coconuts, bananas - but anything can work.
  • Stick on googly eyes.

How to do it:

Simply get each pupil to pick a fruit or vegetable of their choice, then stick the googly eyes on, and voila - let's just hope this doesn't put them off their veggies!

These Halloween decorations are easy to make and really varied. You don't have to do them all - some ideas are great for a quick five-minute bit of fun at the end of the day, while others will take a bit longer to complete - but are well worth it. So if you want to celebrate Halloween in style and make your classroom decorations stand out, why not try some of the above - we are sure you'll have just as much fun making them as the kids do!