This peek-a-BOO ghost craft is a fantastic Halloween craft for kids that was inspired by our daughter. The happy ghost (on a popsicle stick) pops up out of his decorated cup to say "boo!". Our daughter enjoyed the "ghost on a stick" concept so much that we ended up making a bunch of them and they were ghost puppets! This is a great Halloween craft for preschoolers as the materials are fun and engaging and the end product is a toy. With a little prep-work, this craft can be adapted for even very young children to do.

What you'll need:

  • Paper or styrofoam cup
  • Ghost template
  • Black tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • White construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Halloween stickers
  • Popsicle stick
  • Scissors
How to make your Peek-a-BOO Ghost Craft:
  • Use the scissors to cut a slit big enough for the popsicle stick in the center of the bottom of the cup **Adults only**
  • Cut the black tissue paper into strips that are managable for your child.
  • Glue the tissue paper onto the cup. It works best to have your child coat one section of the cup at a time with the glue and then to go back and glue the loose ends down later. We have tried many materials to cover a cup (paper sounds easy but it just never works right and leads to frustrated kids...and parents!) and tissue paper is by far the most child-friendly material we've found.
  • Print our ghost template and cut the ghost out. Use crayons to draw a face on the ghost and to decorate if your child wants.
  • Glue the ghost to one end of the popsicle stick.
  • Decorate your cup with Halloween stickers.
  • Insert the popsicle stick into the slit cut in the cup (the ghost goes into the cup) and then show your child how he pops out and says "boo"!
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