Easy Halloween Craft – Cookie Cutter Ghosts

easy ghost craft

I wanted to start the slew of Halloween crafts with something easy and fun for a wide range of ages. I always try to have crafts that can be changed ever so slightly to fit all ages in the family. My son loved this ! For older children I would have used glow in the dark paint and have them fill the ghost body in carefully with white crayon before gluing on the eyes. Then the craft would have been cool in the dark as well!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need black paper, white paint, a dish, a ghost cookie cutter, glue and googly eyes. I had the orange paper to make a back to frame it but the ghosts ended up too close to the edge and I didn’t want to cut them.1Halloween 001
  2. Pour the paint in the dish and dip your cookie cutter in.1Halloween 002
  3. Print. Don’t worry if some are wiggly- I think they make it look like the ghosts are flying.1Halloween 0031Halloween 004
  4. Add glue for the eyes1Halloween 006
  5. Add the eyes. 1Halloween 007
  6. Dip your child’s finger ( or your finger  because and I quote” No mama you do it, I share my art project with you, your turn!” ) in the paint.1Halloween 008
  7. Press on to make the ghosts mouths.1Halloween 009
  8. Let dry.

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  1. says

    Just wanted you to know that I realized that I have not been getting a google reader feed from you since September 4th(!). Thought you would want to know so you can trouble-shoot it from your end. Here’s the help page I was going through on my google reader but it hasn’t helped me yet but might work for you since you’re the owner: http://www.google.com/support/reader/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=97875
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  2. says

    I hear your about schools and holiday books. Everyone is so worried about ‘celebrating’ something that another group of people don’t that it’s taking all the fun out of the holidays. I’m actually looking forward to celebrating Christmas at our new school this year for the first time.

    And now I’m going to go through our holiday bookshelf (yes, we have a bookshelf of just holiday books in our home) and find some Halloween favourites for you 🙂
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  3. admin says

    It’s so hard – as a teacher in one class I welcomed the ban honestly. The kids were such an excitable group that the smallest thing threw their 4&5 year old bodies into chaos. Still I enjoy it when I can share ALL holidays as a learning experience.

    Can’t wait to see what you find CA!


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