Toddler Halloween Craft, Ghost Halloween Craft for Kids
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Toddler Halloween Craft… BOO!

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My toddler has an attention span of about 2 seconds. So when “craft time,” is next on our “to-do” list for the day, I always know it has to be quick, easy, and QUICK! {Yes, I know I said “quick,” twice}. I also want it to contain materials that I have on-hand, because let’s face it… I’m not packing two kids in the car to run to the craft store for a toddler craft that will last only a few minutes.

With Halloween just a couple of days away, a Halloween craft was a MUST! So the brainstorming began, (and the Pinterest browsing of course) and after combining a few ideas, the Ghost Halloween Craft was born.

Toddler Halloween Craft, Ghost Halloween Craft for Kids

Materials Needed:

  • White Cardstock Or White Construction Paper {Card Stock is thicker, so I chose this so it would hold up better}
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cotton Balls {amount depends on size of ghost you cut out. We used 35-40)
  • Googley Eyes
  • Glue


1. Start by using white cardstock, and cut a “bell” shape, {Or upside down “U”} and feel free to add a scalloped edge to the bottom, to give the ghost a “flowy” look. For saving time, we just went with a flat bottom since it would more than likely be covered, as you’ll see below.

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{No idea, but my toddler liked playing with the ghost cut-out the most, by acting like it was a “choo-choo,” train. Go figure! :)}

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2. Grab the glue, and start attaching the cotton balls all over the cardstock. Your toddler will love getting to stick the cotton ball on the dot of glue, but I’d leave “applying the glue” for the adult. 😉

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The only hard part… keeping your toddler from pulling the cotton balls off after they’ve already been applied. 🙂

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Once again, if you saw my post on Pumpkin Painting Fun for Kids, you’ll see my toddler isn’t fond of getting his hands dirty. So when the glue was making the cotton ball “fuzz,” stick to his little fingers, he was not impressed.

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3. Once all of the cotton balls are on, grab the googley eyes and glue those at the top of the ghost’s “head.”

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4. With the black construction paper, cut out an oval, and glue under the eyes to create a “booing,” mouth!

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That’s it! Your Ghost Toddler Halloween Craft is complete! Let it dry, and hang that little jewel on your fridge.

Hint: Save it for next year as a little keepsake, and you can display it for Halloween again!

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Was this an easy Toddler Halloween Craft for you?  I’d love to hear if you tried it, or any other Toddler Halloween Craft ideas to add to my “to-do” list!

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16 thoughts on “Toddler Halloween Craft… BOO!

  1. So cute! I bet my daycare moms would love this. PINNING!

    1. Jessica says:

      Ooooh! I didn’t think of that! Thank you for pinning!

  2. Awww this is too cute! I have a toddler with a 2 second attention span as well. I think she just may like this and this I can definitely do. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jessica says:

      Fantastic! No, thank YOU for stopping by!

  3. Tammy Doiel says:

    So easy and cute–and you’re right: toddlers would love this!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! At least my toddler did! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Missy Homemaker says:

    You’re little guy is just so cute! This is a great project even for a kinder age kid.

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you so much! You’re exactly right! It would be great for multiple ages! Thanks for coming by!

  5. Carli says:

    This is adorable! In love quick too! Especially with boys with a short attention span!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! Haha, it sounds like little boys must all have short attention spans! I need to find more activities for little guys with short attention spans then, and post it! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. This is so cute! I have to say my sons would love this. I understand that attention span thing! My goodness! It is so short!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good! So glad you think they’ll like it! It was perfect for short attention spans. (Well, with a little help from an adult of course.) 😉

  7. That is so adorable! I love that pic of him with the little fuzzy stuck to his hand 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! He is FULL of expressions, and can’t stand getting dirty. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Jenn @ says:

    Oh that is so cute. I cant stand the feel of cotton balls

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! That’s so funny. I can’t stand the feeling of walking barefoot on concrete! Isn’t it strange how every person is different, and has their little “I can’t stand’s…” Lol.

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