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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Teachers

Did Halloween sneak up on you again this year with not even enough time to Amazon Prime something to your door?  No worries my Super Teacher friend!  Head to the closet and see if you have something that would fit with one of these 5 last minute teacher Halloween costume ideas.
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!

Have an old graduation robe hiding in the back of your closet?  Throw it on, grab a broom, make a name tag if you have time and you're a Quidditch player. A wand can be easily made with rolled up construction paper.
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!
Have sweatpants, black shirt, and a headband?  Get some yellow construction paper, cut out the letters K-O-O and be Brian or Neil.  If you have a sweet fanny pack or mustache add it in!  (I ordered my shirt online from the Koo Koo Kangaroo website last year out of laziness).
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!
Have a team jersey or sports shirt?  Throw it on with jeans and you're a sports player/fan.  Simple! (Cubs fans - I know you'll be celebrating for years to come!)
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!
Do you have sticky label paper and a plain t-shirt?  Print out a free super teacher pattern, cut it out, stick it on and be a Super Teacher.  Mask/tights/headband not necessary but certainly welcome.
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!
And my favorite . . . Fish that old concert tee (I'll be paying my respects to Chris Cornell this year) out of your closet, put on some comfy pants and Converse.  Then take your teacher badge, cut out a cardstock square that says ROAD CREW and tape it on top.  Got a guitar or a fake microphone (testing, testing, 1,2,3)?  Take those as props and enjoy your day as a ROADIE.  This one can also be recycled for career day.  :)
5 quick and easy ideas for teacher Halloween costumes! Need something easy and creative for yourself or elementary grade level group? Check out these super simple DIY costume ideas that can be made with items in your closet!


Costume done!  Now to make it through a week of Halloween fun!
 
Any other last minute ideas?  Leave them in the comments!  I would love to hear your amazing ideas! 






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What Should My Teacher Be For Halloween? Free Editable Art & Writing

A fun FREE Halloween art project for elementary kids: What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? 3 editable printables for teachers. Perfect for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th grade!

If you need a quick, fun activity to save a little sanity this month, check out my editable  "What Should My Teacher Be For Halloween?" art project Freebie . You can use it as a writing center, morning work, fast finisher, or to get a little breather on one of those crazy October afternoons. 

It's super easy!

Step 1: Cut your head out of one of those lovely school pictures.

Step 2: Download the freebie from my store and choose which printable you want to use - edit the writing portion to your liking.

Step 3: Glue the head on top of one of the printable bodies (or draw your own body like I did below).

A fun FREE Halloween art project for elementary kids: What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? 3 editable printables for teachers. Perfect for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th grade!

Step 3: Make copies on a photo setting (if your printer has one).  If there's no photo setting, typically a lighter copy setting works best.

Step 4: Use this as a writing center or art activity before Halloween! 

The results are always fantastic!  See my second graders' most recent ideas below.

A fun FREE Halloween art project for elementary kids: What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? 3 editable printables for teachers. Perfect for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th grade!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Should-my-Teacher-be-for-Halloween-Editable-October-Art-Freebie-2168556
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Should-my-Teacher-be-for-Halloween-Editable-October-Art-Freebie-2168556
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Should-my-Teacher-be-for-Halloween-Editable-October-Art-Freebie-2168556
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Should-my-Teacher-be-for-Halloween-Editable-October-Art-Freebie-2168556

I've been doing this activity forever and have tried a few different clip art bodies to see which one ended up with the best student designs.  All three versions of this activity are in a FREE editable PowerPoint so you can choose which one you like best. (I prefer the draw your own version as you can see in the pics above.)

What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? - Free art project printables for students.  Perfect for elementary teachers in October!

Want more pictures and copious blog posts about this activity?  I write about it pretty much every year.  I just think the kids' ideas are so darn cute!  You can check out the links below:

"Draw it Yourself" version - the original (and my personal fave)
What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? - Free art project printables for students.  Perfect for elementary teachers in October!
"Man Hands" version - this didn't quite work out how I wanted, maybe with a bigger head? (See how I'm being reflective here?)
What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? - Free art project printables for students.  Perfect for elementary teachers in October!
"Stick Figure" version - I think these turned out quite nicely, but the "Draw it Yourself" ones are still my fave.
What Should my Teacher be for Halloween? - Free art project printables for students.  Perfect for elementary teachers in October!


Try it out?  I would love to see your finished art pieces!  Tag me on IG @iwanttobeasuperteacher or e-mail pics to me at iwanttobeasuperteacher@gmail.com so I can share them in an upcoming blog post.  I seriously LOVE to see how these turn out in your classrooms!

Happy October,

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DIY Costume - Be a Super Teacher with FREE Iron on Patterns

Free Super Teacher patterns you can use for Halloween or Spirit Days (cute and easy!) plus info on using iron-on paper for all of your crafty projects!

I discovered iron-on paper a few years ago while roaming around Target looking for a crafty activity to do during summer tutoring.  Since this fateful day I've amassed a stack of iron-on paper, an account at an online specialty paper supplier, a lot of colored printer ink, and tons of make-it-yourself t-shirts.

Free Super Teacher patterns you can use for Halloween or Spirit Days (cute and easy!) plus info on using iron-on paper for all of your crafty projects!

 Tips for Using Iron-ons:
1.  I always purchase the paper made for darker fabrics.  Even if you're ironing on to a lighter colored fabric, this paper is more durable and you can usually print on it like you would any other sheet of paper (rather than having to do a "mirror image" print - blech!).  This is the kind I bought the last time I ordered. (affiliate links)

2.  Buying online is much more cost effective!  I use coastalbusiness.com where I can buy in bulk.  All the iron-on paper I save from these larger orders has always come in handy.  If you just need a few, try Target or here at Amazon if you have time to wait for shipping.  I order through Amazon Prime and it's to my house in a flash!

3.  Get a cheap iron or two to use in your classroom.  Then you can have classroom volunteers do your ironing for large projects, and for smaller ones (like Super Teacher costumes) you won't be totally annoyed if some of the stickiness stays on the iron. (It's bound to happen!)

4. Instead of getting an ironing board for your classroom, cut up a few squares of cardboard, cover these in foil, and put these on top of classroom tables for all your ironing needs.

5.  Read the directions carefully regarding peeling off the paper backing.  If you don't peel off the backing before ironing you will end up with an iron-on adhered, not to your tee, but to the paper backing.  This is a serious bummer!

Free Super Teacher patterns you can use for Halloween or Spirit Days (cute and easy!) plus info on using iron-on paper for all of your crafty projects!

If you're interested in using the same patterns I used to create our third grade teacher Halloween costumes, I have them available for free here. (Or you can click on the pic above).  They come in the same colors you see in the picture at the top of this post- pink, blue, and green.

 

Need a different color than the pink, blue, and green included in the freebie?  Check out the NEWEST Super Teacher Rainbow Pack which includes 24 different colors of super teacher patterns plus 8 different rainbow patterns.
 

There is also a set for just staff (secretaries, custodians, specialists, plus Super Teachers),
  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Staff-Iron-On-Pack-Patterns-for-Teachers-Janitors-Principals-and-more-924952?utm_source=ST%20Blog&utm_campaign=Super%20Staff%20Patterns

and just grade level teachers which includes patterns with grade levels preschool through high school. Hooray!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Teacher-Iron-On-PackPatterns-for-Every-Grade-Preschool-to-High-School-924390 
 

If you want super teacher patterns, super staff patterns, plus grade level patterns you can get these in the Super School Iron-on Mega Pack which is a bundle of all the packs listed above and includes EVERY iron-on pattern in the store!
Free Super Teacher patterns you can use for Halloween or Spirit Days (cute and easy!) plus info on using iron-on paper for all of your crafty projects!

Need a skirt, belt or cape to finish off the outfit?  My amazing teammate (see green skirt) found the ones we wore in a thrift store in Boulder, Colorado, but you can get similar ones on Amazon here. (affiliate links)

Happy iron-on-ing!






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