This is such an easy Halloween craft and you can stop at the painting or continue on to make a simple garland to hang up for Halloween. Potato prints are a fun way to make specific shapes with toddlers. Don’t miss the Halloween themed books after the craft , it’s not too late to grab a few and read before Halloween.
- Gather your materials. You will need a potato, knife, potato peeler, dish, white paint, black paper, scissors, stapler and orange ribbon.
- Start by cutting the potato in two and cutting the bottom in a zig zag. Use the end of a peeler to make eyes.
- Pour the white paint into the dish and add the ghost potato.
- Print! She loved the “ghosties”. I was excited they printed so well.
- When we filled two sheets we let them dry and then cut them out.
- Next we stapled them to the ribbon. My daughter chose the ghosts and handed them to me to staple.
- Then we added it to our fall mantle.
If you are looking for a great ghost themed book check out our review of our favorite ghost book Ghosts in the House! and 22 other great Halloween books for kids.
how cute! i love it!
Lilac @LearnersInBloom says
These ghost prints turned out wonderful! I’m adding this to my list of crafts to fit in before Halloween is over..
This turned out so adorably (is that a word?)!! Now I just need some more white paint. My kids would LOVE this.
So cute! What a great idea!
Thanks so much for the adorable little garland idea. Made one with my daughter yesterday, love the simplicity of potato prints, definitely adding them to our crafty list! Just wanted to stop by and say hello.
Kim from Mudpies & Melodies.
Kim your garland is adorable and so is your blog!