21 Spooky-Cheap Halloween Decorations for Teachers on a Budget

  1. Hanging Bats: Cut bat shapes out of black construction paper and hang them from the ceiling or walls using a fishing line.
  2. Paper Jack-o’-Lanterns: Create jack-o’-lantern faces on orange construction paper and attach them to the walls or windows.
  3. Ghost Garland: Make ghost cutouts from white construction paper and string them together to create a spooky garland.
  4. Spider Webs: Use white yarn or string to create spider webs on the walls or corners of the classroom.
  5. Pumpkin Patch: Display small foam or plastic pumpkins on a table or shelf as a festive centerpiece.
  6. Witch Hats: Hang black witch hats from the ceiling or on a bulletin board for a witchy touch.
  7. Bat Silhouettes: Cut out bat shapes from black construction paper and attach them to windows or walls.
  8. Spider Egg Sacs: Create spider egg sacs by stuffing white stockings with cotton or tissue paper and hanging them in various spots.
  9. Tombstones: Make tombstone cutouts from gray construction paper and place them around the classroom or outside the door.
  10. Pumpkin Lanterns: Hollow out small pumpkins and place battery-operated tea lights inside for a spooky glow.
  11. Monster Door: Decorate the classroom door to look like a monster face using colored paper and googly eyes.
  12. Frankenstein’s Laboratory: Set up a table with different colored liquids (colored water, vinegar, baking soda) and beakers for a science-themed Halloween display.
  13. Haunted House Silhouette: Create a haunted house scene by cutting out a spooky house shape from black construction paper and placing it on a brightly colored background.
  14. Mummy Mason Jars: Wrap mason jars with strips of white gauze to create mummy lanterns.
  15. Cauldron Centerpiece: Fill a large cauldron with plastic spiders, snakes, and other creepy-crawly decorations for a Halloween-themed centerpiece.
  16. Creepy Crawly Jar: Fill a clear jar with plastic bugs, spiders, or eyeballs and place it on a desk or shelf.
  17. Candy Corn Banner: Cut out triangles from colored paper to resemble candy corn and string them together to create a festive banner.
  18. Skeleton Cutouts: Hang skeleton cutouts from the ceiling or on the walls for a spooky touch.
  19. Halloween Window Clings: Use removable Halloween-themed window clings to add a festive touch to your classroom windows.
  20. Ghostly Footprints: Cut out ghost shapes from white paper and tape them to the floor to create ghost footprints leading up to your classroom.
  21. Witch’s Broomsticks: Create mini broomsticks using twigs and twine, and display them in a corner or on a shelf.

These spooky-cheap Halloween decorations will help create a festive atmosphere in your classroom without breaking the bank. Happy decorating!