Ghost Craft for Kids: Such a fun project for the kids at Halloween. Just a few items, that you probably even have on hand, for craft time success!
When Halloween rolls around in our house, a craft is a MUST and this Ghost Halloween Craft is one of our favorites! It’s easy to make, and uses items that we usually have in our craft bin anyway!
- White Cardstock, Small Posterboard, or White Construction Paper (Card Stock is thicker, so I chose this so it would hold up better}
- Black Construction Paper
- Cotton Balls (amount depends on size of ghost you cut out. We used 35-40)
- Googley Eyes
- Glue (we use glue sticks to keep it less messy)
- 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.
- Next, cut out the ghost shape with scissors.
- Then, using black construction paper, cut out a small round or oval shape, to create the mouth of the ghost. Glue on to ghost where the mouth should go.
- Using adhesive craft eyes, stick the eyes on to the ghost. (Or, if not adhesive eyes, glue the eyes on.)
- Next, using glue (we use a glue stick but you can use Elmer’s glue if desired) spread glue on the white parts of the ghost.
- Begin sticking cotton balls on to glue, pressing down to secure each ball.
- Cover the entire ghost with as many cotton balls as it takes, making sure the eyes and mouth still show.
Then it’s done! Hang it up on the refrigerator, in their bedroom or out on a display for all the trick-or-treaters to see!
Hint: Save it for next year as a little keepsake, and you can display it for Halloween again!
Related Halloween Ideas
- white card stock (or mini poster board)
- black construction paper
- cotton balls
- glue stick (or Elmer's Glue)
- googly eyes
- Start by using white cardstock, or mini white poster board, and cut out a "bell" shape or an upside-down "U" shape. Feel free to scallop the bottom if desired, or keep it straight across.
- Next, cut out that shape with the scissors.
- Then, using black construction paper, cut out a round or oval shape, for the ghost's mouth. Glue on.
- Using adhesive googly eyes, stick two on the ghost. Or, if they're not adhesive, glue them on.
- Next, using glue, spread glue on to the whites of the ghost, around the eyes and mouth.
- Begin sticking cotton balls to glue, pressing down to secure each cotton ball.
- Cover the entire ghost with cotton balls.
- Allow to dry!
A flashback to when my toddler made this for the first time and I had to help him. Now, he did it all on his own!