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Sponge Painted Ghost

Happy first day of October!!
Sweet Miss Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things has the cutest fall project to share with us today.

You’ll love her Sponge Painted Ghost… you’ll have so much fun making these with your kids and grandkids!

I’ll turn it over to her… Enjoy!
Halloween is a month away and it’s the perfect time to get crafty with your kids! Today I’m sharing with you this simple sponge painted ghost craft that young kids will not only have fun creating, but it can add to any spooky home decor as well.


Supplies you will need:


  • black 12 x 12 cardstock paper
  • white paint
  • small sponge
  • paper plate (to pour your paint on)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • hole punch (optional)
  • white string (optional)
1. Start by cutting a ghost shape out of your 12 x 12 black cardstock paper. I used a pencil to draw our ghost first and then cut it out. Save the scraps from cutting out your ghost. You will use them in a minute.
2. Pour white paint onto your paper plate. Dab your sponge into the paint several times to coat it all over and then dab it onto your ghost shape. It’s ok for some of the black to show through. It’s supposed to look that way to give it more of a translucent ghost appearance. Continue dabbing into the white paint and then onto your ghost until it is covered. Set it aside to dry completely. [Note: I cut a small rectangle (probably 1/3) off of a normal sized sponge and that’s what we used.)


3. While your ghost is drying, use the black scraps left over from cutting out your ghost to cut out eyes and a mouth for your ghost. We found a small circle to trace (a medicine cup) for eyes and just free-handed our mouth.

4. When your ghost is finished drying, glue your eyes and mouth onto your ghost.

Here is my 4-year old’s ghost below. I love incorporating skills into our crafts that help my preschooler prepare for Kindergarten. In this particular craft, cutting out the eyes and mouth shapes was excellent scissor practice.

To add your ghost as some spooky Halloween decor, punch a hole at the top of it and tie some white string to it. Hang it from a mantle or a chandelier or any place you can think of to frighten your guests.  🙂


Here is more Halloween Fun you might enjoy:

Pumpkin Craft with Lacing Practice

Paper Plate Spiders

Witch Craft

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Happy Wednesday!
xoxo~ Rachel and Ruthie

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