12 EASY Ghost Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking for some ghost crafts for preschoolers?

 

I have 12 not-so-scary ghost crafts that your preschoolers will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or at home.

 

Let’s get started with some ghost crafts for preschoolers!

 


#1: Pom Printed Ghost

 

Using craft poms is the best way to make a ghost craft for preschoolers! 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.

 

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#2: Ghost Cutting Craft

 

I have the best and simplest cutting ghost craft for preschoolers!

 

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!

 

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#3: Fork Printed Ghosts

 

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

 

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#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!

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#5: 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 for preschoolers 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!

 


#6: 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 preschoolers 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.

 

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#7: Ghost Windsock Craft

 

Looking for a ghost craft for preschoolers 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!

 

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#8: Footprint Ghosts

 

I don’t think anything is cuter than a handprint or footprint craft. This ghost craft for preschoolers 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!

 

 

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!

 

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#9: Resist Ghost Art

 

Q-tip print crafts are fun for kids, and it’s a great fine motor activity for them. This ghost craft for preschoolers 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!

 

ghost Q-tip craft

 

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!

 


#10: Sticky Wall Ghost Activity

 

This ghost craft for preschoolers 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!

 


#11: Coffee Filter Ghost Lollipop Craft

 

I have the cutest ghost craft for preschoolers 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.

 

 

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.

 

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#12: Ghost Name Craft

 

Here’s a great ghost craft for 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!

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Ghost crafts for preschoolers are so much fun to do! It’s my favorite time of year to craft. The themes for fall are my favorite.

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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