Monday, October 18, 2010

Ghost Family

Here is a simple Halloween craft the whole family can work on together.  In the end, you'll have a fun display for your windows and this is VERY inexpensive.

Here's what you will need:
2-White paint
3-Black paint
4-Small tip paint brush
5-Red glitter glue
6-Medium sponge or brush for painting.
8-Suction cup hanger
9-Fishing line
10-Hole punch

The list seems long...but it is simple.  The hardest part is drawing the shape of your first ghost.  I made several little ghosts out of wood, but if you don't have a saw to cut out the shape...just use cardboard.  For this, I used the cardboard on the back of a paper pack.  FREE material.
Draw your ghost, cut it out, and use your first model to trace all the ghosts you'll need.  Paint the ghost white on both sides.  If you use thin cardboard, it may curl a little as you paint the first side.  But, if you paint the other side quickly, it straightens out.

When that dries, draw on your eyes, mouth, nose, and other lines.  Use your small-tip brush to copy over your lines with your black paint. 

Put a dab of red glitter glue in the mouth to make your tongue.  Write the name of each family member on the ghost's belly.  Make sure you follow all these stops on both sides.

Finally, punch a hole in the top and slip your fish line through it to hang from your suction cup hook.  We put ghosts for the whole family in the window, even the dog!!  The whole project gave us something to do together as a family and makes the window look fun on the inside and outside.
You can use the same idea to make smaller ghosts to hide around the house...or try a bat.  The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.


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