It’s alarming how quickly autumn is approaching. First, as the weather changes, the temperature is dropping. Then, parades, parties, and, of course, Halloween celebrations are coming.
Teachers usually plan many activities for the Halloween season, including meetings, parties and room decorating. Here are some adorable and frightful Halloween decorating ideas for your door to help you cross one of those tasks off your list.
1. Spooky, Eerie Tree
Nothing seems to capture the spirit of Halloween better than the black silhouette of a bare tree with crows hovering around. Setting the spooky mood with a reusable tree decal may be just what you need. You can also add some pre-made Halloween wall hangings to bring the spooky spirit into the classroom.
Crow decals are an easy place to start. Placing stuffed crows on top of the classroom door can bring the setting to life. But, of course, if crows aren’t your thing, you could design fake leaves in fall colors on paper and place them on the tree instead. You could even turn it into a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey-style party game!
2. Jack-O-Lantern Door
The pumpkin door is a beautiful and charming option for any grade. Create an enormous pumpkin out of only a few inexpensive pieces. This won’t take much time, but it will make your day festive! You can get started with just a few basic materials.
- Orange paper for the pumpkin
- Black paper or markers for the eyes, nose and mouth
- Green or brightly colored paper for the leaves
- Brown butcher or construction paper for the stem
- Green tissue paper for the vine
3. Horror Novel Door
Horror novels existed long before scary movies. So, why not include some timeless stories on your Halloween door—especially if you need some reading suggestions for the students?
Crafting a book door is easy. Cut out a piece of paper in the shape of a book and write or draw the book title on it. Using gold paint pens, outline the letters. Use a paint pen or acrylic paint to fill in the outline. If you’re really creative, you can draw the cover art too. Use double-sided tape to attach your “book” to the door. Make it a classroom activity by rewarding the student who reads all the novels first with a Halloween t-shirt as a prize.
4. Spider Web Door
While finding design ideas might be challenging, this spider web-inspired concept is a classic. Window decals make a fearsome giant spider and web. To achieve a scarier scene, use clings in the shape of rats and apply them to the bottom of the classroom door. You can also add dimension to your decorations with a few fake spider webs.