Fall crafts are some of the most fun! But they can also be overwhelming, time consuming, and expensive. Luckily, our fantastic Mom Squad Ambassador, Becky, has an easy, boredom-busting fall craft for us all to try today. Check out these adorable ghost decorations for your next crafting session.
Make This Simple Fall Craft: Ghost (Boredom) Busters!
What you’ll need:
Half sheets of cardstock
Pipecleaners or yarn
- Cut the cardstock into a ghost shape. Confession: My original plan was to pre-cut the cardstock into ghost shapes but I ran out of time. I’m so glad I never got around to it because the all the different shapes helped make each ghost so unique. Our group of first graders had no problem cutting the paper themselves.
- Glue cotton balls on the ghost shape. I purposely didn’t give a lot of direction on this step. Some girls used a lot of cotton balls, some just used the cotton balls to outline their shape, some torn the cotton balls and gave their ghost a thinner layer of cotton balls. When it comes to art, there are no right or wrong ways to do things.
- Glue on the googly eyes. Offer an assortment and let the girls have fun mixing and matching the different shapes and colors of the eyes.
- Create a hanging hook. Tape a pipe cleaner or yarn loop on the back so the ghost can hang.
The art of conversation.
After the ghosts are made, get your kids to do a little creative thinking and ask them some questions like:
What’s your ghost’s name? (What about the middle and last name, too?)
Is your ghost friendly, mean or scary? Why?
How old is your ghost?
What’s your ghost’s favorite thing to eat?
What’s your ghost favorite thing to do on Halloween?
Hand out small awards to “The Scariest Ghost,” “The Silliest Ghost,” “The Craziest Ghost,” etc. Or better yet, let the kids vote.
Did you try out this craft? Show us how it turned out in the comments!