3 Easy Ghost Crafts for Halloween

Halloween craftWe’re starting to get in the spirit of Halloween and here’s our first Halloween post with 3 easy ghost crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.

Egg Carton Friendly Ghosts

J made up a song about 5 little ghosts based on the 5 speckled frogs song and it inspired me to revist our 5 Little Speckled Frogs Craft from the spring so we got out an egg carton and made 5 Little Friendly Ghosts.

5 little friendly ghostsHow to make our egg carton ghosts

I first cut up a egg carton into the individual egg holders and then sorted out some white paint for J. He then went ahead and painted the cartons.

painting egg cartonsWe gave the egg cartons 2 coats as we are using poster paint (Tempura if you are across in the USA) which J loved even more as he got to paint more and more.

egg carton ghost craftWe then added googley eyes to the ghosts and J drew a mouth on each of them. I’m going to add them to our halloween decorations and hang them from our curtain pole or paper chains with some elastic so that they will hang spookly in the windows.

Handprint Ghosts

Hand Print GhostsJ has just discovered handprints so this ghost craft was all his own idea. He started of by using some white paint and painting his hand (and arm) with a lot of enthusiasm.

handprint makingHe then pressed his hand on the paper and repeated till he had a few ghosts (then of course asked for more paper to do more ghosts).

handprint ghosts for halloweenWe put them aside to dry and then added some googley eyes and drew on some mouths as well (J is obsessed with everything having mouth at the moment either a happy smile or a sad smile).

Cookie Cutter Ghouls

I’ve been wanting to do some cookie cutter printing for a while and in my big box of cookie cutters I have a selection of Halloween so I set J up to do some cookie cutter printing.

Cookie Cutter GhostsJ loves printing we hadn’t done cookie cutters before so he was over the moon to do something different and set about quickly. He discovered quickly that using the sharp side of the cookie cutter was least effective so turned it around and asked for more paper.

cookie cutter ghoulsHe decided to put 3 ghosts on each page and then we put aside to dry.

cookie cutter printingWe then went and added – yes you guessed it googley eyes and mouths.

We’ve had a lot of fun making these – the first part was done in an hour and then the second adding the eyes and mouths took around 30 mins so it really is a quick craft for Halloween.

This is part of Halloween blog hop co-hosted by some brilliant bloggers from the UK and Europe.

Rainy Day Mum, Here Come the Girls, Domestic Goddesque, Emmys Mummy, Playfullearners,

Jennifer’s Little World, AngeliqueFelix, Fabmums,

Red Ted Art, Mummy Mummy Mum!, Me and My Shadow, Taming the Goblin, Creative Playhouse

Please pop along and check out what they have been doing to kick start the Halloween Blog Hop. We would also love you to link up your new and old Halloween posts and are leaving the linky open till the week after Halloween this year. Please come and share your posts – if you would like grab hold of the Halloween Blog Hop badge and add it to your post or blog or even leave a text link back to the blog that you linked up to.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and now mum. She's passionate about supporting learning at school at home, bringing books alive, giving kids life skills and exploring the world around us sharing Creative, Family Friendly, Fun Ideas for the whole family on Rainy Day Mum

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  1. says

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop and for the great ghost ideas! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and now that I have little ones it’s even more exciting 😉