Are you getting ready for Halloween with your little ones? This simple Halloween Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers is ideal. Quick and Simple to set up these Straw Blown Ghosts would make a fun craft to do for Halloween. You could even cut out the ghosts made afterwards and create your own ghost decorations for a Halloween Party or your home.

Easy Toddler Halloween Craft to make Straw Blown Ghosts

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 Ghosts

Using straws is a fun way to produce art with kids – we use reusable straws that we have in our painting equipment box and wash them thoroughly before putting them in again. You can see how we used them to create a tree for a family tree project with our preschool as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids.

Simple ghost craft for kids to make for Halloween

Materials for creating this Easy Halloween Ghost Craft for Kids

We have included links to the materials we used to create this Halloween craft. If you buy via the links we may earn a small commission.

Wiggly eyes 

Black construction paper

White Paint

Black Sharpie

Straw

Pipette

Materials for making Halloween Ghosts with Toddlers and Preschoolers

How to Make This Straw Blown Ghost Craft with Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • Use the pipette to create dots of paint on the black construction paper. The more paint, the bigger the ghosts.Creating straw blown ghost painting with Toddlers and preschoolers
  • Take the straw and angle it towards one side of the paint dot.Easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make Halloween Ghosts
  • Blow through the straw, the paint will move down away from you. You can control the direction of the paint by moving the straw.

TOP TIP: Keep the straw straight to create a long ghost. Move the straw slightly back and forth to create a wider, flared ghost. However, keep the straw angled on one side of the paint dot don’t swap sides.

Ghosts shapes made by paint blown around with a straw

  • Allow the paint to dry then flip the art around so the rounded edge is now at the top.Simple halloween craft for young children to make ghosts
  • Stick the wiggly eyes towards the top of the paint blobs.
  • Then use a black sharpie to add mouths to the ghosts. Give them different shaped mouths so that they each have their own personalities.Finished Ghosts a simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make this Halloween

Want to Create more with this idea then why not try!

Cut out the ghosts with a small border of black around them and then attach to the walls, doors and windows.

Create some more!

Halloween craft for kids to make straw blown ghosts. Make and then cut to create decorations to hang up

Halloween Book To Read after Making This Halloween Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers

We love this fun counting ghost book for toddlers and preschoolers Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell counts back from 10 with these 10 little-frightened ghosts in the house until the clever little ghost saves the day. With fun illustrations and rhyme, it’s great to read aloud from as you prepare for Halloween with your little ones.

Simple Halloween ghosts a craft to go with the fun counting picture book Ten Timid Ghosts

If you are looking for more suggestions of some not so scary Spooky Halloween Books to read together with your Toddlers and Preschoolers check out our Best Halloween Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers Recommendations to find some great ideas.

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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.

2 Comments

  1. YOU ARE A WOMAN AFTER MY HEART! PRESCHOOL TEACHER, COOKIE BAKER AN MY OWN HOME PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FROM HOME FOR 10 YEARS. YOUR IDEAS MAKE ME SO IN SPIRED AS NOW I AM A GLASS ARTIST IN MY RETIREMENT. LOVING EVERY DAY IN ART! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR IDEAS!

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