21 Spooktacular Ghost Crafts (2024)

 Looking for some ghost crafts?

I have 21 not-so-scary ghost crafts that your kids will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or at home.

Let’s get started with some ghost crafts!


#1: Puffy Paint Ghosts

Making your own puffy paint is fun and easy! This ghost craft is a must-try Halloween activity.

This is a great sensory craft for kids too. They will love seeing how it feels when it dries.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • cardstock paper
  • spoon
  • paintbrush

B. Set-up

To make the puffy paint, mix equal parts of foam shaving cream and glue together. If you want it to be extra puffy when it dries, add a bit more shaving cream.

C. Activity

Draw a ghost shape on cardstock paper so they kids know where to paint. They will scoop the paint out with a spoon and spread it with a paintbrush.

Fill in the entire ghost shape. Then, create eyes and a mouth for the ghost using black cardstock paper.

Place the paper on the ghost, and it will dry and stay right where you place them.

It takes about 3 hours for the puffy paint to dry. Place in a safe spot to dry!

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#2: Cotton Ball Ghost Craft

How cute is this cotton ball ghost? I love how it looks 3D! This is such a soft and fun ghost craft for kids to make.

Plus, it’s super simple! I love all these ghost crafts just need a few supplies, and they can be done in a pinch.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw a large ghost shape on white cardstock paper and cut it out.

C. Activity

Have the kids glue the ghost shape to a black piece of paper. Then, they will add a layer of glue around the ghost shape.

They will place cotton balls on the entire ghost!

Then, create a face for your ghost out of black paper. Then, use glue to stick it on top of the cotton balls! This is a fun sensory ghost craft for kids.


#3: Footprint Ghosts

I don’t think anything is cuter than a handprint or footprint craft. This ghost craft for kids is a must-do activity this season!

Keepsake crafts like these are the ones we always store for us to look back on.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • white paint
  • black acrylic paint pen
  • paint brush
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s foot white and make a print on black paper. Make sure to press down each toe to see the entire footprint. Then, slowly peel it up from the paper.

You can repeat their process with the other foot- but honestly, we just used the same foot and did it again, so we didn’t have to wash his feet and redo the whole process again. But you totally can do that!

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C. Activity

Cut out the footprints and have the kids paste them onto black or orange paper using a glue stick. Then, they will use a black acrylic paint marker to make the ghost’s face.

Write a funny message like “Trick or Treat Smell My Feet.” This is an adorable Halloween card to give to someone like a grandparent, or keep it for yourself and hang it up at home!

RELATED: Halloween Handprint Crafts


#4: Leaf Ghosts

What a fun combination of a fall and Halloween craft! This is a must-try leaf craft this season.

Making ghosts out of leaves is easy, and they turn out cool.

leaf ghost craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • leaves
  • acrylic paint
  • black Sharpie
  • white chalk marker

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B. Set-up

Head outside and have the kids pick some leaves! We chose to pick maple leaves because they are big and look more like ghosts, but you can use any sort of leaf for this project.

C. Activity

Have the kids paint the leaves using acrylic paint! We used white, orange, black, and purple for Halloween colors.

Let the leaves dry! This will take about 20 minutes.

Then, the kids will use a black marker to create the ghost’s face. If you decide to make a black leaf, they will use a white chalk marker to make a face!

You can even create decor using these leaves by using a hole puncher to punch a hole at the top of the leaves and string a string through it. Hang it up on the mantel!


#5: Ghost Cutting Craft

I have the best and simplest cutting ghost craft to try with your kids.

Cutting crafts make learning how to use scissors a lot more fun!

ghost craft cutting

 How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white cardstock paper
  • Sharpie marker
  • pink paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors
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B. Set-up

Create some ghost shapes on white paper and cut them out.

Have the kids create a face on each one with googly eyes, glue, and pink paint to make cheeks!

C. Activity

Make different lines at the bottom of the ghost (zig-zags, curvy, boxy, straight, etc.)

Have the kids use scissors to cut on the lines the best they can to make their ghosts.

Hang them up on the wall for a Halloween decoration!


#6: Sponge Ghosts

Sponges are a great craft supply for kids to create with. They are easy for the kids to hold, and the projects turn out too cool!

This ghost craft is simple and fun for kids to make for Halloween!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • sponge
  • scissors
  • white paint
  • googly eyes
  • black card stock
  • glue
  • black acrylic paint marker

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B. Set-up

Make a ghost shape on a sponge and cut it out using scissors.

C. Activity

Have the kids paint white paint onto the sponge and make prints on black paper. The kids shouldn’t dip the sponge into the paint-this method works, but sometimes there can be too much paint on the sponge, and it won’t make the best shape.

You can make as many prints as you want on the paper! Then, have the kids glue googly eyes onto each ghost and make a mouth using a black acrylic paint marker!

This is such a simple and fun ghost craft for preschoolers and toddlers!


#7: Milk Jug Ghost Craft

I have the perfect outdoor ghost craft for you to create with the kids this year.

These milk jug ghosts are easy and SO cute lit up outside.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • empty milk jugs
  • acrylic paint
  • box cutter
  • tea lights

B. Set-up

Rinse out any milk that could be left in the jug.

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C. Activity

Create an opening in the back of the milk jug to add to the tea lights. You’ll do this with a box cutter.

Check out the video above to see how the opening should look.

Then, create a face for the ghosts using black acrylic paint. We made two eyes and a mouth.

Lastly, add the tea lights in and place them outside! They are adorable, lighting up on trick or treat.


#8: BOO Ghost Handprint

This handprint ghost craft is the best keepsake for this year’s Halloween!

You can do this ghost craft in two different ways. You can make ghost handprint cards, or you can create a BOO card!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white paint
  • black acrylic paint marker
  • cardstock paper
  • chalk

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand white and make prints on black cardstock paper. Make sure to press the hand all the way down so it shows up completely.

C. Activity

If you are making ghost cards, cut the handprints out. If you are making the BOO card, create two handprints next to each other on a black sheet of card stock.

When the handprints are dry, use a black acrylic paint marker to make the eyes and mouth for the ghosts.

If you are making the BOO card, use chalk to write the letter B. Write a cute Halloween message on the ghost cards.

RELATED: Halloween Handprint Crafts


#9: Spatula Ghost Craft

It’s so fun using different supplies to create art with. This ghost craft is so fun because all you need is a spatula!

This is a simple and fun ghost craft for kids to make.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • spatula
  • white paint
  • black paint
  • paintbrush
  • black cardstock

B. Set-up

Use a paintbrush to paint a spatula white. We like to use acrylic paint because it shows up bold.

C. Activity

Make prints on black cardstock paper with the spatula. Make sure to press all the edges down so the entire print shows up.

Then, have your kids dip their fingers in black paint to create eyes and a mouth for the ghosts!


#10: Resist Ghost Art

Q-tip print crafts are fun for kids, and it’s a great fine motor activity for them. This ghost craft is simple to put together.

The best part about these crafts is the reveal at the end! They always love watching the shape show up!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • masking tape

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B. Set-up

Draw ghost shapes on a black piece of paper and cut them out. Then, use masking tape to attach them to the white piece of paper.

C. Activity

The kids will dip their Q-tips into a paint color and make a bunch of prints around the paper and ghost shape. They can use multiple colors; we decided to use purple, green, orange, and black.

Once the entire ghost is outlined in prints, you can slowly peel the ghost shapes off the paper.

Check out how cool these ghosts look! This is such a fun and simple ghost craft for kids!


#11: Marshmallow Ghost Craft

Got some old stale marshmallows? I had a bunch tucked in the back of my pantry, so I decided to use them for a ghost craft instead of tossing them out!

The kids LOVED this one. Plus, they weren’t even tempted to eat them because they were stale.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • mini marshmallows

B. Set-up

Draw your ghost shape on paper so the kids know where to place the marshmallows.

C. Activity

The kids will glue the mini marshmallows in place to create the ghost. You can do this by filling in the entire ghost or just making an outline, depending on how many marshmallows you have.

You will make a face for the ghost using black cardstock if you fill the ghost in.


#12: Foil Painting

Foil painting is one of my favorite painting techniques to do with the kids. They love hearing the foil make sounds as they paint.

This ghost craft is fun and easy to create. It’s also a great way for kids to learn how to stay in the lines.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • foil
  • hot glue
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrushes

B. Set-up

Create your ghost shape or other Halloween shapes using a pencil on foil first. Then use a hot glue gun to outline the drawings.

C. Activity

Have the kids use acrylic paint to paint inside the lines of the hot glue that you created. The ghost one is really easy!

You’ll just need white and black paint to paint the ghost and the facial features. The pumpkin and spider web have different colors and are super fun to create too!

RELATED: Painting Ideas for Kids


#13: Pom Printed Ghost

Using craft poms is the best way to make a ghost craft! I love the texture and how this one turned out.

This craft is perfect for kids to try for Halloween. It’s simple and turns out so cute.

pom ghost craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Draw a ghost shape on the black paper so the kids will know where to create the prints with the poms.

C. Activity

Attach a craft pom to a clothespin. Then, have the kids dip their poms into white paint and make prints to make their ghosts!

Then, they will create cheeks for the ghost using pink paint and another pom.

Lastly, glue on googly eyes and make a face for the ghost using a black marker.


#14: Fork Printed Ghosts

We love using forks to make prints for arts and crafts! This ghost craft is adorable and fun to make.

I love being able to do activities with things that we have right at home.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw a few ghost shapes using a pencil on the black paper for the kids to see where they are supposed to make prints.

C. Activity

The kids will dip the fork into the paint and make prints on the side of the lines you drew. They may have to dip their fork back into the paint several times while making each ghost.

A tip I like to give parents who want to do these sorts of projects with their kids is to use a hair dryer to dry the artwork so they can keep working quickly and not wait until it dries. We use the hair dryer on low for a minute or two to dry the white paint!

Then, have the kids glue the googly eyes on each ghost and make a mouth using black paint.


#15: Ghost Windsock Craft

Looking for a ghost craft that can work as a decoration for outside? This ghost craft is ADORABLE and so fun to watch.

I love crafts that can work as decor around the house as well. The kids love seeing their artwork displayed.

halloween windsock craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

tp rolls

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B. Set-up

Paint a toilet paper roll with white acrylic paint and wait for it to dry.

C. Activity

Add a ghost face using black paint once the white paint is dry.

Then, hot glue some white streamer onto the bottom of the roll. Also, glue some twine at the top of the roll so it can hang outside!

Place a window hanger outside and hang it up! Then, watch it blow in the wind!


#16: Sticky Wall Ghost Activity

This ghost craft is SO much fun! Your kids will love this different and fun Halloween activity.

Sticky walls are a blast. The kids love seeing what they can stick up on the wall and seeing it stay!

sticky ghost wall activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

contact paper

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B. Set-up

Cut a long piece of contact paper and tape it to the wall using painter’s tape. Then, with a Sharpie marker, draw a ghost shape and create eyes and a mouth.

C. Activity

Give your children cotton balls and have them stick them on the ghost! They are trying to fill in the entire ghost using cotton balls. It is so much fun for them to stick the cotton balls on the contact paper!


#17: Coffee Filter Ghost Lollipop Craft

I have the cutest ghost craft and treat idea for your Halloween party!

I am also sharing with you a bunch of fun and simple Halloween snacks that would be great for a Halloween party or even to put in the kid’s school lunches.

halloween snacks for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • lollipops (I suggest using Blow Pops or Tootsie Pops)
  • coffee filters
  • black Sharpie
  • ribbon
  • juice boxes
  • clementines
  • cheese sticks
  • brownies
  • paper
  • tape
  • googly eyes

B. Set-up

Wrap a white coffee filter around a lollipop and tie a ribbon around it to make it stay.

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C. Activity

Create a face for each of the ghosts using a black Sharpie. You can create the same face for each one or make different faces!

What a cute, simple, and fun Halloween treat for the kids.


#18: Ghost Name Craft

Here’s a great ghost craft for toddlers and preschoolers! This is a great craft to help them learn how to build their name.

Crafts are one of the best ways to help kids learn. They will be excited to try this one.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • glue stick
  • marker
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • foam stickers

B. Set-up

Create the number of ghost shapes you need for your little one to make their name.

We used different colored paper for this activity too!

C. Activity

Then, have your little ones create a face for each ghost. They can use googly eyes and a marker.

Either they can write the letters of their name on the ghosts, or you can do this part. Then, they will paste them in order on the sheet of paper to create their name.

Add a moon in the background and some foam Halloween stickers for fun!


#19: Ripped Paper Ghosts

Ripped paper crafts are simple and fun for kids to make. This ghost craft is great for your child’s Halloween party at school!

It’s a quick craft that is fun for kids of all ages.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • black cardstock
  • white construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Draw a ghost shape on black paper using a pencil.

C. Activity

The kids will rip pieces of white construction paper. Then, they will use a glue stick to stick them onto the ghost shape you drew.

Try to fill in all the space so you can tell it’s a ghost!

Then, create a mouth and eyes for the ghost out of black paper and paste them in place.

This is such a fun fine-motor ghost craft for kids!

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#20: Yarn Ghosts

This is a simple ghost craft to try with your kids! We love using yarn for crafts.

This is a fun sensory craft for kids. It’s also great for working on those cutting skills.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • black cardstock
  • white yarn
  • glue
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Create a ghost shape using a pencil on black paper.

C. Activity

Outline the shape in glue. Then, cut a piece of white yarn to fit around the ghost shape. I made a long piece and just cut it where it met up with the other end.

Then, keep repeating this process until it’s completed in the center.

We didn’t add any eyes or mouth for this craft, but you can add those in as well if you’d like!


#21: Paper Ghost Handprint Craft

Here’s another adorable handprint ghost craft to try out! How adorable are these paper ghosts?

I love the little witch’s hats on top of them too! It’s such an adorable Halloween card.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white cardstock paper
  • colored cardstock
  • googly eyes
  • black acrylic paint marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on a white piece of cardstock paper and cut it out.

C. Activity

Paste the handprint onto a piece of colored paper. Add on googly eyes and draw a mouth for each ghost.

Then, create a witch’s hat for the ghost by drawing a triangle and two rectangles. Make the colored rectangle smaller than the bottom one and glue that on top to look like a witch’s hat!

Write a message on the card! What an adorable ghost craft.


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you find some ghost crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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