DIY PUFFY GHOSTS

I know arts and crafts can sometimes be more work than fun when doing it with a toddler, but allow them to try new things! I always remind myself…

“A mess can be cleaned up, having fun and learning new things is more important”

Materials Needed:

  • Glue (we used a glue stick)
  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Black Paper, Marker, Paint, or Crayon
  • Cotton Balls
  • String/ Ribbon

STEP 1:

Create outline of ghost on white paper. Have child trace ghost pattern and then cut along the line (supervise or guide child in the process-if to young for scissors). I usually allow Henley to hold the scissors and do hand over hand guidance.

STEP 2:

Poke hole (or two) on top of ghost outline. If you are doing garland you will need two holes at the top!

STEP 3:

Put glue on ghost and cover with cotton balls. We pulled the cotton balls a part to spread it out and make the ends look a bit more frayed.

STEP 4:

If you are using black paper, draw and cut out circles/ovals for eyes and different smile faces. If you are using paint or markers, first draw, color/paint, then cut out (this is what we did)

STEP 5:

Glue eyes and mouths onto the cotton balls. Allow time to dry before completing step 6.

STEP 6:

Weave a small piece of string through the hole in order to hang the ghost. If you plan on doing a garland you will string the ghosts onto one line string at the end.

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