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!
What You'll Find on This Page
We love making ghost crafts, in fact they’re some of our most popular for Halloween because they’re both easy to do and it really doesn’t matter if something is done in slightly the wrong place, ghosts are far from Pinterest perfect themselves!
You can find more of our favourite ghost craft ideas in this post as well as details of our free ghost template.
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.
How To Make Your Torn Paper Ghost Craft
Print out your ghost template or draw a picture of a ghost onto coloured paper or card. You’ll want coloured rather than plain white for this so that your ghost shows but don’t use black paper or you won’t be able to see the outline of your ghost.
Cover the area of your ghosts body in glue.
Tear your white paper into pieces and then stick these onto your ghost shape. Putting glue on to the ghosts body means that (hopefully!) the paper will stay on the ghost shape rather than floating off elsewhere. You can try tearing large and small bits of paper to fit onto your ghost.
Once your ghost is covered in torn paper draw on eyes and a mouth for it using a black pen. You could add a little speech bubble saying ‘BOO!’ as well if you liked.
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.
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