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 ghosts

How 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.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


  1. Lovely ideas! I love white paint, it fascinated me as a child and it still does. I’m definitely going to try out these ideas before Halloween, my son will love them.

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