Sometimes you just need a quick and simple craft to do with your kids that doesn’t require a whole lot of prep. If you are looking for that type of craft for Halloween, this paper bag ghost craft is perfect. It’s seriously the simplest Halloween craft ever! It doesn’t require any painting either so clean up is a breeze. You can have it sit up on a shelf for some good ol’ spooky Halloween fun or tape a string to the top of it and hang it from the ceiling so it looks like it’s floating in the air. If you love paper bag crafts, make sure to check out our growing collection of Halloween characters like our witch, Frankenstein, bat and spiders.
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How to Make a Simple Paper Bag Ghost Craft
– white paper lunch bag
– black cardstock or construction paper
– glue stick
1. Start by cutting out your ghost eyes and mouth from your black cardstock or construction paper. Lay your white paper lunch bag out flat and glue your eyes and mouth onto your bag with your glue stick.
2. Cut out strips of newspaper, crinkle them up and stuff the bottom of your paper bag. Stuff your bag until the newspaper hits just below the ghost mouth. Then use your stapler to put a few staples onto your bag so the newspaper doesn’t fall out. We put a staple on both sides.
3. Use your scissors to make a cut on both sides of your paper bag. Then separate the front and back of the bag, opening them up to help your ghost sit up on a flat surface.
Easy, peasy right?! Preschoolers will benefit from this simple craft by the scissor practice with cutting up strips of newspaper and circles for the ghost eyes and mouth. The crinkling of the newspaper is also great for strengthening fine motor muscles.