These Paint Print Ghosts bring painting and print making together for young children. It’s a fun and easy halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers!
Look at these cute little paint print ghosts with button eyes! Are they not just the cutest things ever?
What started out as a pre-writing activity ended up producing these adorable little ghosts.
We weren’t really planning on making them at all. We were actually doing a Ghost-Writing activity that I’d seen the kids doing over at Teach Preschool. The hooligans thoroughly enjoyed it, and as they worked away, it kind of morphed into a number of different activities.
They went from “writing” in the paint tray to painting on black construction paper with the Q-tips that they were writing with.
Miss Mess particularly enjoyed this, and stuck with it much longer than the boys did. They were eager to get back to their playing, as this was our second craft of the morning (our first was these Tissue Paper Mummies).
Miss Mess, however, worked away with her Q-tip painting until she was satisfied with her work.
When she finished, I thought it would be fun to use the remaining white paint to make prints with, so I called the boys back over.
I handed out more black construction paper, and the kids pressed the paper into their paint trays, and lifted it up to reveal a print, and
The prints looked like they would make some fine, little ghosts!
We let the paint dry, and we glued on some button eyes.
Aren’t they adorable?!
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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.