One Way Ghosts Can Be Completely Adorable…
Maddy and her best friend Boo are reaching the age where they not only enjoy crafting but they also can follow directions and think creatively so we have been working on little craft projects here and there. Two 2-year-old girls armed with glue, paint and paper basically means big messes but also lots of fun and adorableness.
Last week we made adorable footprint ghost Halloween cards to send to friends and family.
Supplies Needed to Make Footprint Ghost Greeting Cards
- Black paper
- White paper
- White and Black Paint
- A larger paint brush or sponge
- a few Q-tips
- Newspaper to cover the floor
How to Make Footprint Ghost Cards:
Step 1. Cut the black paper in half so that you have 2 long pieces (like a hot dog not a hamburger), and fold each piece into a card with the fold on top and the opening along the bottom. Depending on the size of your child’s feet you may need to adjust this.
Step 2. Cover the floor with newspaper. Pick one of your child’s feet and cover the bottom of it with white paint. Once the bottom of the foot is covered have him or her step down on one side of the folded black paper. The heal of your child’s footprint is the “head” of the ghost and the toes are the flowing bottom of the ghost, so the heal of the foot should be near the folded portion of the card and the toes should be near the bottom of the card. Make sure that keep that in mind when having them step on the card.
Step 3. Wash feet off and let the ghosts dry a bit. Once the white paint is dry add eyes and a mouth using the Q-tips and black paint.
Step 4. Glue squares of white paper inside of each card. When the glue is dry you will have a space to write notes to the people you are sending your ghost cards to.
This activity makes for a fun time and a cute keepsake to help remember little toes. Not to mention it is a nice way to say hello to friends and family that love those little toes.