A great activity to do at home or in a classroom – these Ghost Footprints – Halloween Crafts are unique, inexpensive, and a great way to decorate for Halloween. My kindergarten kid LOVED this activity…
You will need:
- Orange and black construction paper
- White (washable) craft paint
- black marker
- paper plate
- paint brush
- damp cloth (or box of wipes)
- Take off child’s shoes and socks. Roll up pants. Have child sit on chair
- Pour white craft paint on to paper plate
- Place construction paper on floor in front of chair (where the child is sitting)
- Using the paint brush – paint child’s foot (remember the toes!)
- Have child put their hands in yours
- Then help child down – stepping firmly on construction paper with painted foot
- Have child remove foot (in one motion) and sit back down on chair
- Use damp cloth or wipes to clean paint off foot
- Repeat steps 1-8 with the other foot.
- Allow the footsteps to dry on a flat surface (approx. 10 min)
- Using a black marker, have the child draw ghost eyes and a ghost mouth.
I do suggest you paint the child’s feet one at a time – as when I did this activity with my son – the paint dried fairly quickly on the first foot and this affected the transfer to the construction paper.
This made an amazing Halloween decoration!
Aside: I was going to use this activity in my next book More Boredom Busters (coming to major bookstores Feb. 2015) but I just had too many activities and this one didn’t make it in. More Boredom Busters will have over 50 activities divided into seasons and holidays to keep kids busy at home and in the classroom. As with Boredom Busters, the activities are easy, inexpensive and encourage recycling when possible. There are also the added-value “Guess What” boxes to inspire kids to think outside the box when doing activities.