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Paper Plate Flying Ghost In a Window

It is getting to be that time of year again. The ghosts and goblins are ready to come out and play. And this adorable paper plate flying ghost is more eager than the rest. Him and his friends are peeking out the window and they are just dying to create a little bit of spooky fun with you. This haunting craft is quick and easy to make and fun to play with. Read on further for supplies and directions… if you dare. Boooooooo!

Paper Plate Flying Ghost in a window - Halloween arts and crafts for kids

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Easy Halloween Paintings

Easy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers

My daughter had a very busy week. This week she had soccer practice, swim lessons and her first acting class. The week must have tired her out because when the weekend came, she asked if she could have a pajama craft day. How could I say no to that. A pajama craft day sounded fantastic. We have a younger friend of the family that loves craft time at our house, so we invited her over for pajama craft day as well.

They wanted to do something Halloween themed. My daughter said that she wanted to make ghosts and mummies. I wanted to keep it simple for our younger friend, so we made what we dubbed “Splat Painting”. It was not quite a splat, but more of a free form painting turned into a cute Halloween craft.

The kids used acrylic paints and painted onto their pieces of paper. They painted white for ghosts, black for black cats, orange for pumpkins.

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They sprinkled glitter over their paintings because they found my glitter stash and kids just love glitter.

We cut simple shapes out of construction paper for each of our creations. The girls glued the shapes and googly eyes over each of their paintings to form their Halloween creatures.

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Here are some of the creations that we came up with. How cute are these?

Easy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolersEasy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolersEasy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolersEasy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers Easy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers Easy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers

The girl’s did a great job with their paintings. These were so much fun to watch them make.

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Easy blob painted Halloween paintings. Paint a black cat, ghost or pumpkin. This is a perfect arts and craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Popsicle Stick Ghost Window Crafts

Popsicle stick Ghost Window - Halloween and fall arts & crafts for kids

We have made quite a few fall & Halloween crafts over the past few weeks. Last week we made a fall window scenes. I made a fall tree, while Mai chose to make monsters in the windows. It was a fun craft for both of us. Last night, she wanted to make more window crafts. We used popsicle sticks to make our windows last night. We put ghosts & a glittery spider in our windows, but you may choose to put anything in yours. An owl, bats, a witch or a haunting moon would be great options as well.

What you will need:

6 popsicle sticks

Acrylic paint

Googly eyes

Construction paper

Glue

Yarn

Directions:

Paint 6 popsicle sticks in the color of your choice. I went with black, while Mai chose to make a pink window. Let the paint dry.

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Glue 4 sticks together to form a square.

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Glue the other 2 sticks through the middle to form a cross.

Cut a square out of construction paper in the same size as the window.

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Glue a cut-out of a ghost to the square & then glue the window over it.

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Use glue to add googly eyes to the ghost. Glue a button on for the mouth.

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Glue a piece of string or yarn to the back of the window.

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We made a glitter spider web in Mai’s window.

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They all came out so cute that we had to hang them in our front window.

Popsicle stick Ghost Window - Halloween and fall arts & crafts for kids

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Halloween Sock Puppets

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I don’t know about the rest of you mommies, but after I had my daughter, my personal appearance & sometimes my hygiene kind of went out the window. After her birth, I would go days without being able to shower, I did my makeup less frequently, I bit off all of my long beautiful nails & I found myself wearing old grungy clothes. Many of my clothing pieces such as bras & socks were falling apart, but I continued to wear them.

I found myself in a pair of my old holey socks the other day. Check out the chipped off nail polish on the toe that is popping out. Classy!

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I decided it was time to retire these socks, but these days I have a hard time throwing away anything. It seems that everything has a crafty possibility. Ask my husband, we have random empty containers & crafting odds & ends all over the house. We planned to turn this sad pair of socks into sock puppets. We decided to continue with our fall & Halloween themes & make a scarecrow and a ghost.

What you will need:

A pair of socks

Glue gun

Colored foam sheets

Rubber Band, yarn or string

Popsicle sticks

Tissue paper

Scarecrow

Directions:

Crumple up a sheet of tissue paper.
Crumple up a sheet of tissue paper.
Stuff the tissue ball in the heel & fold the sock in half, so the the top of the sock & toe end are dangling below at even heights..
Stuff the tissue ball in the heel & fold the sock in half, so that the top of the sock & toe end are dangling below at even heights.
Use a strand of yarn or a rubber band & tie off under the ball to form the head shape.
Use a strand of yarn or a rubber band & tie off under the ball to form the head shape.
Stick a popsicle stick up the open end of the sock.
Stick a popsicle stick up the open end of the sock.
With a glue gun, glue a second stick to the first to lengthen your stick.
With a glue gun, glue a second stick to the first to lengthen your stick.
Cut the other dangling toe end portion up the center until you reach the head.
Cut the other dangling toe end portion up the center until you reach the head.
Spread the splits ends out to the side so that they look like arms.
Spread the splits ends out to the side so that they look like arms.
Glue two popsicle sticks to the center of the scarecrow over the spread arm fabric, as shown,
Glue two popsicle sticks to the center of the scarecrow over the spread arm fabric, as shown.
Glue another stick over the top for added stability.
Glue another stick over the top for added stability.
Fold the cut fabric over the popsicle sticks & glue in place.
Fold the cut fabric over the popsicle sticks & glue in place.

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Cut out a piece to use as a scarf. Set aside.
Cut out a piece of foam to use as a scarf. Set aside.
Cut out a hat & glue to the top of the head.
Cut out a hat & glue to the top of the head.
Cut out a front & back piece of shirt for the scarecrow. Be sure to cut it so that there will be enough space on the edges to glue & join seams around the doll.
Cut out a front & back piece of shirt for the scarecrow. Be sure to cut it so that there will be enough space on the edges to glue & join seams around the doll.
Cut the bottom portion of his sock up the center to give the appearance of pants.
Cut the bottom portion of his sock up the center to give the appearance of pants.
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Add a triangle nose, a foam mouth and add googly eyes.

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Follow steps 1-3 from above.

Cut the bottom of the toe end of the sock, so that both sock ends are open. Cut up the side on both sock ends & then cut jagged edges into both bottoms.
Cut the bottom of the toe end of the sock so that both sock ends are open. Cut up the side on both sock ends & then cut jagged edges into both bottoms.
Join the sock seams on both sides so that it creates one large piece that dangles below the head.
Join the sock seams on both sides so that it creates one large piece that dangles below the head. Add two connected popsicle sticks up the middle into the head the same as above.
Cut out two tiny foam circles for eyes & one larger circle for the mouth. Add googly eyes to the middle of the eyes.
Cut out two tiny foam circles for eyes & one larger circle for the mouth. Add googly eyes to the middle of the eyes.

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Mai had fun with her new scary puppets. “Booooooooooooo, mama. I scare you.” She asked me for a Jack-O-Lantern too. It’s time to dig through my sock drawer & look for more socks with holes.