Halloween Ghost Craft
Now that October’s here, with days getting chillier and afternoons more cozy, it’s a great time for family crafts. Here’s a Halloween decoration you and your child can make together. While this one doesn’t require much pencil and paper time, never fear—it still boosts those skills.
In first grade, we try to use lots of “tactile” activities like this one, which build hand-eye coordination and small motor skills that kids need for handwriting and keyboarding. So, follow the directions below and cut and paste away!
What You Need:
- A plastic tablecover to protect your table surface
- 2 large sheets of white tissue paper
- A roll of fat, fuzzy black nylon yarn (often available at a gift wrap store)
- 1 set of large “wiggly” eyes (find them at a craft or sewing store)
- Plain white glue (like Elmer’s)
- 1 spray bottle of liquid starch (found alongside laundry detergent at the store)