Hello families! This week we are inspired by Halloween and by How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green. All Hallows Eve—today known as Halloween—marks the beginning of a three-day celebration of the dead that originated as a pagan Celtic celebration and then a Christian holiday.
In order to have a ton of ghostly friends around the home for your Halloween celebrations, you’ll need to make them!
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- White or gray collage materials, like tissue paper or cotton balls
- Glue stick
- String (to hang up your ghost if you are making an ornament version)
Step 1: Download this ghostly template!
Step 2: Cut out your ghost
Step 3: Decorate your ghost
Focus your decoration on the two face sides (the blank half will be folded in). Use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to trace over the face of the ghost. Then decorate the body. If you are using collage materials, feel free to create ghostly strips hanging down from the body!
Step 4: Fold your ghost
First fold along the line separating the decorated half-circle from the non-decorated half-circle.
Then fold it again, so the two ghosts are facing outwards.
Step 5: Decide how you will display your ghost!
If you want to hang up your ghost from a hook, in your window, or outside on a tree, punch a hole in the top of your ghost and thread a string through it.
If you aren’t hanging up your ghost, choose where she will stand and set her down! (Be careful! if you chose a hidden or surprising spot, you might give someone a fright!)
Step 6: Feed your ghost mud pies or earwax truffles! (If you’ve read the book, you know what we are talking about!)
Step 7: Repeat until you have all the ghost friends you desire!
If you enjoyed this project, join us for Little New-Yorkers on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 pm to keep the fun going. We read books, dance and sing, and there is always a craft project.