I must admit that I’m a little bit in love with this super easy ghost craft for kids. Why? Well for a start I’m a huge fan of anything simple, I like ideas that kids can achieve from a young age (we’ve got so many crafts for toddlers and preschoolers here!) Secondly, this is a good craft for developing your child’s pincer grip which is a good thing and thirdly and of course most importantly – it looks cute! And cute Halloween crafts for kids are always a good thing.
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Halloween Books for Kids
My kids love Halloween books – right now their favourite is Ready, Steady, Ghost which would be perfect to share after making this craft together! We’ve shared a lot of ideas for Halloween books for kids recently with this list of not too spooky Halloween books for kids and these pumpkin books but as I know we’re always on the hunt for some inspiration our reading choices I thought I’d share these ones which look perfect for younger readers. After all, on a gloomy autumn day what could be nicer than snuggling up together to share a story!
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To make this craft start by grabbing some coloured card (mine is purple). I recommend card or cardstock for this rather than paper just because it holds the paint better – no one wants a sloppy painting if they can avoid it! Dark card is also better than light colours as you want to be able to see the white paint.
Pour some white paint into a dish or plate, we have an old camping plate that we re-use for this. Then grab your pom pom and dab it into the white paint before using it to ‘draw’ and colour your ghost on your card. You could also use different sized pom poms to create a different effect.
Of course as it’s a ghost there’s no right way to do this, you might have loads of paint in the middle and a little bit at the edges, it might follow a traditional ghost shape or it might be all over the place since who really knows what a ghost would look like? It all depends on what you feel like and of course your child’s age!
Once your ghost painting is complete cut some eyes and a mouth out of black card or paper and glue these onto your ghosts body and your craft is ready to display.
Easy Ghost Craft
- Coloured card
- White paint
- Pom pom
- Old plate or dish
- Black card
- Pour some white paint into your dish.
- Pick up a pom pom and use it to print the shape of a ghost onto coloured card.
- Cut out eyes and a mouth from black card.
- Stick the eyes and mouth onto your ghost.
More Halloween Crafts for Kids
This paper bag witch craft is really easy to make and makes a great puppet too!
My kids loved making this stained glass pumpkin craft that’s good for teaching colour mixing too.
These paper bowl monsters are great for kids to make and a good way to encourage creativity with decorating them.