Are you looking for a fun craft to do with your kids? Check out this easy cotton ball ghost craft! It’s simple and fun.
Hello, I’m Amy and I blog at amylanham.com. I love Halloween! I’m always looking for fun holiday crafts to do with my kids.
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And I love when a craft is super easy. Like so easy my kids can do it by themselves.
I’m not a big fan of crafts for my kids that I have to do a lot of setup for. Or crafts that have to come out looking a certain way.
I prefer to give my kids a generalized idea of the goal of the craft and then let them take it from there and use their imagination and the supplies I’ve given them to do whatever they want.
This craft is perfect for that. And it’s going to look cute no matter what!
How To Make Easy Cotton Ball Ghost
This easy cotton ball ghost craft needs almost no set up by you and your kids should be able to complete it with little help!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
Easy Cotton Ball Ghost Tips
Draw a Ghost Shape
One of the only things you need to do to set up is draw a ghost shape on your black cardstock with a pencil. It doesn’t have to be perfect, because your child can create a ghost however they want.
The first time I tried to just hand my kids the blank cacrdstock and letting them kids make a ghost however they wanted. They didn’t really understand the ghost shape.
After that they were able to create the ghost shape on their own without me drawing it for them over and over.
My son even drew his own ghost and then filled it in with cotton balls.
Prepare to Do the Project Multiple Times
My kids loved this! I mean really really loved creating these ghosts.
I have no doubt this activity/craft will find it’s way into our lives a few more times before Halloween.
Do the Project Along Side Your Kids
I find modeling works best. So I did the project along side of them. It helps to show them how to do the craft without touching their paper.
Both my kids get very upset when I touch their artwork, which I completely understand! So I always try to do a craft with them so I can model on my own artwork.
This was a great craft to model proper glue usage. Both of my kids wanted to squeeze out gobs of glue to start. So I explained to them we didn’t need a lot of glue for each cotton ball.
I can show how I squeeze a little glue and place a cotton ball and then repeat. Or how to outline, or generally where I would put googly eyes.
They definitely don’t have to follow my suggestions, but I like to model them anyway. There is no wrong way to craft! So I try not to give too much direction.
Place the Cotton Balls Closer Together
The ghost looks most complete when the cotton balls are squished close together. So try to sandwich the cotton balls as close to one another as you can.
You can even have your kids pull them apart a little bit so they take up more space if needed. My kids really loved trying to put the cotton balls all one direction or outlining and then filling in the center.
Again there really is no wrong way to craft! So let your kids have fun and enjoy the cute little ghost they create!
Easy Cotton Ball Ghost
- 1 Scissors
- 1 piece Black Cardstock Or any paper for the background
- 1 bag Cotton Balls
- 1 bottle Glue white or clear liquid glue is fine
- 1 piece Ribbon
- Googly Eyes
- 1 Pencil
- Draw a ghost outline on black cardstock with a pencil
- Have your child fill in the ghost with glue and cotton balls
- Tie the ribbon in a bow. Have your child attach the bow to the top of the ghosts head.
- Have your child add googly eyes to the ghost.
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