Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ghost Prints

A spooktacular art project!

You will need:

  • Construction paper, cut into desired size
  • Non-toxic paint (tubes work best)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

How to:
  1. Drizzle paint onto paper. Try to avoid getting too close to the edges to prevent spills.
  2. Fold paper in half and lightly rub. (Saying "Booooo!" usually helps.)
  3. Open and voila! a ghost appears.
  4. Add googly eyes.
This was a project we did over and over last Halloween and it was always a huge hit. We even did it as a craft at our Halloween party and every child enjoyed it.

Once the paint dried, I cut around the shape and hung fishing line through a hole and hung them all over the house.

When making ghosts, white paint (or glow-in-the-dark paint!) looked best on black paper. But the nice thing about this craft is that you aren't limited to just ghosts. You can use any color paint and paper to make creepy bugs, monsters or aliens. (The more googly eyes the better!)

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! Looks simple and LOVE the googly eyes!