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”
- Glue (we used a glue stick)
- White paper
- Black Paper, Marker, Paint, or Crayon
- Cotton Balls
- String/ Ribbon
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.
Poke hole (or two) on top of ghost outline. If you are doing garland you will need two holes at the top!
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.
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)
Glue eyes and mouths onto the cotton balls. Allow time to dry before completing 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.