If you’re looking for easy ghost crafts for toddlers for daycare, preschool or home, you’ll love these adorable ideas. These cute and friendly ghosts aren’t at all scary, and they only require a couple of supplies each! They’re perfect for getting preschoolers into the Halloween spirit as they count to the big night!
When I was a toddler, my very first Halloween costume was a ghost costume. Just like in the cartoons, my mother literally cut a couple of eye holes out of a white sheet and draped it over my head. Armed with a little plastic pumpkin bucket, I looked like a character straight out of a Charlie Brown Halloween special. Adorable. Just like these little ghost crafts the 2 and 3 year olds made here in my daycare.
Although these ghost crafts are really simple, each one provides kids with a chance to create with and explore interesting objects and materials that add an enjoyable sensory aspect to the activities.
3 Easy Ghost Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Cotton Ball Ghost Craft: This is my all-time favourite ghost craft for toddlers. A few cotton balls and some buttons and glue are all that’s required. Stretching and pulling apart the cotton balls is great for developing fine-motor skills and hand and hand muscles. And both the cotton balls and the slippery-smooth buttons add some sensory fun to this activity. See how we made our cotton ball ghosts here.
Sponge-Painted Ghost Craft: These little ghosts started out with a fun print-making activity. Sponges and corks add a sensory element to the activity, and little ones to develop fine-motor skills, hand muscles and hand-eye co-ordination. See our Sponge-Painted Ghost Activity here.
Print-Making Ghost Craft: This adorable ghost craft incorporated a couple of fun creative processes. It started out with a creative Q-tip painting activity which morphed into a print-making activity. Once we’d made our prints, we discovered they’d make great ghosts, so we pulled out the button bin (always great fun for the children to explore), and turned our prints into ghosts. See how we made our print-painted ghosts here.
And there you are! 3 adorable ghost crafts for your toddlers to make as we count down the days ’til Halloween!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.