This torn paper ghost craft is perfect for Halloween and is even easier to make using our free ghost template. Because you’ll be spreading the glue before you stick down your paper you can make sure that you have a ghost shape at the end but even if your glue and paper end up all over the page it really doesn’t matter, after all ghosts aren’t normally perfectly fully formed!
Why use torn paper?
Well firstly it’s a good way of using up old scrap paper, of which we always seem to have tons.
Secondly though, apart from making a nice change from just grabbing the paints, it’s actually a really good activity for fine motor skills.
Tearing paper helps increase the strength in your child’s hands and it’s got a load of other benefits too, if you’d like to read more about it this article on The OT Toolbox is really interesting (and it’s aimed at parents rather than academics so it’s totally readable I promise!)
Free Ghost Template
Grab our free ghost template, you can print as many copies as you like.
Torn Paper Ghost
- Black pen
- Free ghost printable (print onto coloured paper)
- Scrap paper White
- Print your ghost template out and cover the ghost area in glue.
- Tear your scrap paper into pieces and stick these onto your ghost shape. If you want to cover the whole ghost with no gaps then you might find that you need to add more glue.
- Once the glue is dry, add your ghost's eyes and mouth using a black pen
More Ghost Crafts for Kids
Printed too many copies of our ghost template? Not a problem, why not try our resist art ghost!
This simple ghost craft is super cute and super easy to make too.
Got a spare paper plate? Make our movable ghost craft.