Royal enjoys crafts a lot, but he really prefers to do them his way. Which means no overly complicated crafts or ideas. Which is why I may have a lot of craft ideas that I refer to as simple…And that’s okay! Kids should be allowed access to art materials to do with as they please (within reason). There is much to be learned from learning art techniques but there is just as much to learn from letting them explore on their own. So we do simple crafts like this simple ghost craft to satisfy his desires for art!.
I left this out almost as an invitation to play. No instructions, and I didn’t tell him what we were making. Just left out the pouf, the white paint, and black construction paper. He had no trouble just digging in and going for it!
We got our pouf at Target or the dollar store, somewhere inexpensive. Amazon has some decently priced ones too though.
And so he painted! He tested out different ways to paint with the poof (long stroke, short taps, etc) and painted until he was happy.
At the end I put down two dots of glue and asked him what he made. “A ghost!” And he was very happy with it.
Glow In The Dark Simple Ghost Craft Addition
We tried this again but with glow in the dark paint. It’s not nearly as vibrant as the white but it has a fun quality being that it glows in the dark. Again, just a similar layout – poof thingie, black paper, and the paint.
It’s hard to not just make a good blog in the middle. It happens naturally! Add googly eyes and bam, ghost!
Super simple ghost craft: mission accomplished!
After taking a break last year due to the arrival of Baby #3, we are back with one of my favorite series, the 31 Days of ABC! You can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.
I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their amazing ideas with us in the coming days. And this year for the first year we are also adding a giveaway, so be sure to scroll to the end and enter for a chance to win!
So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!
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31 Days of ABC
Teaching the ABCs – October 1
A – October 2
B – October 3
C – October 4
D – October 5
E – October 6
F – October 7
G – October 8
H – October 9
I – October 10
J – October 11
K – October 12
L – October 13
M – October 14
N – October 15
O – October 16
P – October 17
Q – October 18
R – October 19
S – October 20
T – October 21
U – October 22
V – October 23
W – October 24
X – October 25
Y – October 26
Z – October 27
123’s – October 28
Prewriting – October 29
Books, Songs, & Apps – October 30
Alphabet Clip Cards – October 31
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