Halloween is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate with your toddlers than with a fun and easy craft! Our Straw Blown Ghosts are quick to set up and perfect for young children to enjoy. They will have so much fun creating their own little ghosts with this easy ghost craft.
Watch the video below for a quick and easy Halloween Craft for Toddlers that you and they will love to do whilst you have everything out for making these ghosts.
Straw Blown Ghost Craft
This is such and fun and simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make this Halloween. Not only is it fun but it also has lots of benefits too. Blowing through a straw helps your little ones to develop their breath control and works on those oral muscles essential for speech. Your little one will be working on their pincer grip as the pick up and glue the googly eyes in place, this is a great fine motor activity for your toddlers.
Materials for creating this Easy Halloween Ghost Craft for Kids
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- Googly eyes
- Black paper or cardstock
- White Paint
- Black Sharpie or Black marker pens
- Straw preferably reusable
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Step by Step Instructions to Make your Simple Ghost Craft with Your Toddler
1. Using the pipette, place dots of white paint on the black construction paper. Bigger dots will result in bigger ghosts.
2. Angle a straw towards one side of the paint dot and blow through it. The paint will move in the direction you blow.
Tip: To create varied ghost shapes, keep the straw straight for longer ghosts or move it back and forth for wider ghosts. Always maintain the angle on one side of the paint dot.
3. Let the paint dry, then flip your artwork, placing the rounded paint edge at the top.
4. Attach wiggly eyes to the top and use a black sharpie to draw unique mouth shapes, giving each ghost its own personality.
For a little extra fun grab some scissors and cut out your ghosts once they are dry and decorate your home or for your Halloween Party.
Complement Your Halloween Craft Session With A Story
After your crafting session making your cute little ghosts, why not snuggle up together with your toddler and enjoy reading “Ten Timid Ghosts” by Jennifer O’Connell. It’s a delightful counting book for toddlers with engaging illustrations and rhymes. For more child-friendly Halloween book recommendations, check out our curated list of Best Halloween Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers or why not head to our ghost specific list with our Not So Spooky Ghost Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Other Halloween Fun Ghosts Craft Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This simple cotton ball printed ghost is a great craft for little hands to use, do follow the tip to make it a little less messy in the instructions. If you don’t want to use cotton balls you could also use a pom pom.
Cardboard Tubes are one of our favourite craft materials and these cute little cardboard tube ghosts can even make them glow.
Make some flying Halloween decorations with these Paper Cup Ghost Craft.
Puffy Paint is a great material and so easy to make at home, these Shaving foam puffy ghosts are cute and such a fun sensory experience.
Paper Plates are another simple and easy material to use with your toddlers and this paper plate ghost craft is simple to make.
Another simple ghost craft is to make a paper bag puppet ghost what’s even better is that you can double this up as a trick or treat bag too!
More Simple Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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- Halloween Mummy Crafts for Kids of all Ages
- Simple Halloween Craft cookie cutter skeletons
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.