Simple Ghost Craft Painting Project for Preschoolers

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!.

Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.

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.
Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.

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.
Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.

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.

This book would be a perfect complement to the craft!

Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.

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.
Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.


It’s hard to not just make a good blog in the middle.  It happens naturally!  Add googly eyes and bam, ghost!Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.
Simple ghost craft and painting project for toddlers and preschoolers.


Super simple ghost craft: mission accomplished!


 31 Days of ABC - October 2016 |

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

All Done Monkey: Creating a Preschool Letter of the Week Curriculum

A – October 2

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

B – October 3

Witty Hoots

C – October 4

Preschool Powol Packets

D – October 5


E – October 6

Preschool Powol Packets

F – October 7

Spanglish Monkey

G – October 8

Royal Baloo

H – October 9

Peakle Pie

I – October 10

Look! We’re Learning!

J – October 11

All Done Monkey

K – October 12

Preschool Powol Packets

L – October 13

Raising a Trilingual Child

M – October 14

Creative World of Varya

N – October 15

O – October 16

For the Love of Spanish

P – October 17

Little Hiccups

Q – October 18

All Done Monkey

R – October 19

S – October 20

Crafty Mama in ME

T – October 21

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

U – October 22

V – October 23

Creative World of Varya

W – October 24

X – October 25

All Done Monkey

Y – October 26

Our Daily Craft

Z – October 27

123’s – October 28

Hispanic Mama

Prewriting – October 29

Sugar Aunts

Books, Songs, & Apps – October 30

The Jenny Evolution

Alphabet Clip Cards – October 31

The Kindergarten Connection

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