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Spooky Halloween Ghost

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Spooky Halloween Ghost

Create a spooky ghost using cotton balls for Halloween.

Materials Needed:

  • Cotton wool
  • Thick card/paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

What To Do:

  • Collect your materials and draw an outline of a ghost on thick card and cut it out.

  • Using a black marker draw two circles (for eyes) and an oval (for mouth), cut these out and keep them aside.

  • Spread glue onto the ghost shape and cover the ghost with cotton wool. Once it is covered, leave it to dry.

  • Stick the "face" onto the ghost and your spooky ghost is ready!

Hints and Tips:

  • Draw the outline of the ghost on black paper as the night sky and don’t cut it out.
  • Use googly eyes instead of drawing and cutting them out separately.
  • Give the ghost accessories such a bow, bow tie, top hat etc. These can be created separately using paper and stuck onto the ghost.
  • Simple craft for toddlers to do.
  • Hang these from the ceiling or display them on the wall or door.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    paints using a wrist action
    paint dots and lines
    established hand preference
    makes vertical, horizontal, circular strokes with pencil or crayon

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Last modified on Friday, October 28, 2016

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