Part of the fun in raising Zoey is making things that delight her; I want to create fun, educational crafts for her that are made with love and will be loved! This week we’ll be creating pom pom paintings of a ghost for halloween!
I remember when I was a kid we made halloween crafts at school and my mom would bring them out every year as part of our halloween decor. It made me feel super happy and proud that she would take the time to save and display my art every year and that is the feeling I want to inspire in my own daughter.
Let’s get painting!
- Ghost pattern (see above)
- Printer paper
- Scotch tape
- Black cardstock paper (8.5 x 11”)
- Pom pom
- White paint
- Print this ghost pattern I’ve created and cut it out of it’s frame, then set the frame aside.
- Cut the eyes and mouth out of the ghost shape.
- Break off three small pieces of tape, roll them into cylinders, and use them to attach the eyes and mouth where you want them on the black cardstock paper.
- Pour non-toxic white acrylic paint into a pie plate (or something similar) and use a clothespin to grab ahold of a pom pom.
- Place the ghost pattern’s frame around the edges of your cardstock page and dab the pom pom in the white paint, then dab it around in the edges of the ghost’s shape to create a dotted pattern for your little one.
- Remove the frame and allow your little one to dab the paint away to their heart’s content.
- Allow the paint to dry and then gently peel off the eyes and mouth to reveal!
- Hang it up and enjoy!