Kleenex - Black Crayon - String - Rubber Band (optional)
loves being able to have fun and spooky decorations during
the month of October and now your toddler can make some
fun, simple and of course spooky Halloween decorations.
1: Have your toddler take a piece of tissue and
roll it into a ball. They usually find that this part of
the craft is the most fun that they will like keeping wanting
to make tissue ghost to hang around the house for Halloween.
Then lay down another piece of tissue flat and place the
balled tissue in the center of it. Although tissue isn't
something that you are going to throw away, like the craft
toilet paper roll, if kept in nice condition these ghosts
can last for many years.
2: Take the four corners of your flat tissue and
bring it up around the balled up tissue. If you have a rubberband
temporally put it around that gathered tissue that you have
made. Then take your string and a double knot around the
gathered tissue and remove the rubberband. You'll see the
shape of your ghost. This rather tricky for a toddler and
young child to get, and it can be even tricky without the
rubberband for an adult, so have your child ball up another
tissue for the next ghost that you make while you do this.
3: Lastly have your toddler make two black dots
on the ghost for their eyes, they can also use a marker
if that is something that they are aloud to use. If they
would like their ghost to have a nose, mouth or even a mustache
by all means encourage your little one to be creative and
to add their own to design to the tissue ghost. Each ghost
takes two tissues total so make as many as you and your
toddler want to.
4: After repeating steps 1 through 3 as many times
as you like you can measure the amount of string that you
need to string up your ghost. You have two options you can
either thread the string for the tied string on the ghost,
so they will move on the string, or tie them in place on the
long piece of string. This is a neat decoration that you can
display all through the month of October and again the next
year for the next Halloween.
you do not have Kleenex on hand then a soft tissue paper can
work well too. Scraps of white fabric are also a good material
to use for this craft. This is something that you can to with
one child, to make a simple window dressing for Halloween
or something that you can make with many children to make
a decoration that can go all over the classroom of your daycare