This ghost craft is such an easy and fun Halloween craft for kids to try. It is created with paper, which makes it a fantastic classroom or home craft, for preschoolers, kindergartners or older kids.
I tried to create a variety of ghosts with just one template so there are three options for the ghost’s mouth. It looks either scary, with its mouth wide open, or smiley.
These white characters are a nice addition to our Halloween crafts.
If you want to add an educational aspect to the craft, I included also some writing prompts and turned our cute little ghosts into a craft and writing activity. There are four writing prompts (primary and single lined).
Writing prompts included:
- If I were a ghost, I… (primary and single lined)
- If I met a ghost, I… (primary and single lined)
- If my teacher was a ghost, I…(primary and single lined)
- If a ghost could speak, it would say…(primary and single lined)
- Ghost craft template / Ghost craft and writing activity template
- Cardstock paper: white, black, purple and orange
HOW TO MAKE A ghost CRAFT
The ghost template comes with two versions:
1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING
Print the home template, cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper. You will need a black marker to draw the ghost’s mouth.
Start by putting together the hat. Glue the band onto the hat.
Glue the buckle in the middle of the hat band.
Glue the buckle center in the middle of the buckle.
Glue the hat onto the ghost.
Glue the eyes between the hat and the eyes.
Pick a mouth and glue it at the bottom of the ghost.
If you choose to add the writing element, glue the ghost at the top of a writing prompt.