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ABC Ghosts - Halloween Game for Kids!

Our final "Ghosts" preschool theme activity for the week was a hit. (Much like our Pop-out Ghost Card, and our easy to make Ghost Matching Game!) This was such a fun and easy Halloween activity for kids and is a great way to teach kids the Alphabet. Especially since LM(6) was home from school to enjoy this fun game with us!  It's a great way to add a little learning and fun to your Halloween this year. :)

Supplies: 4 sheets of white craft foam (mine are half-size sheets like these)ScissorsMarkerPrep Work: You can draw lines (or just cut by eye) each sheet into 8 rectangles:

Then, with each rectangle form it into a ghost shape by cutting the top to make it round, and bottom to make it zig-zagged, like this:
 You can even stack a couple rectangles and cut 2 at a time!You'll have 32 rectangles, but you only need 26 ghosts for the alphabet. You can either cut them all into ghosts and use the extras for something else, or just leave the others as rectangles for something else …


originally published 10-14-2011
I found this idea on this blog: Mrs.Schmelzer's First Grade I thought it was so cute. We just had to give it a try!
We ripped up black, orange, & white construction paper and glued them on the paper candy corn.  Then we took strips of black paper and folded them accordion-style. We glued them on, and glued on hands and feet. Then we added some googly eyes and a nose & mouth!
All done!  Need paper? Get this huge pack of construction paper for a great price! Use it for this craft and all our other fun Halloween Crafts!

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Scrapbook Paper for an AMAZING Price!!!!

Scrapbook Paper is so much fun to use for crafts.  It adds another fun element of color and design to any creative creation. Sometimes, however, pretty papers can be pretty expensive. BUT, I found some AMAZING DEALS for some SUPER CUTE paper on Amazon. 
Each of these come with around 50 sheets of 12" x 12" papers. So many fun designs and colors it's hard to choose which to get! 
So get some cute papers and get crafting!

Also check out our post on the 10 basic and essential craft supplies we recommend for crafting with kids!

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10 BEST Craft Supplies for Kids!

We have made a LOT of kids' crafts. And done a LOT of kids' activities. And about 90% of these can be done with 10 basic supplies:

1. Construction Paper
2. Craft Foam
3. Paint
4. Glue
5. Glue Sticks
6. Yarn
7. Googly Eyes
8. Craft Sticks
9. Scissors
10. Hole Punch

I've looked all over Amazon, and have found some great deals on these craft supplies. You will get a LOT of use out of these, and will have a good supply on hand for when your children want to be creative and have fun!
And these products on Amazon are a great price for the quantity and quality you get. So get Creative and have FUN! :)

And check out these cute crafts you can make:

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Pop-Out Ghost Card

I wanted to make some cards to send to Grandmas & Grandpas and came up with a fun idea to do an accordion-folded-pop-out-ghost-card. (Say THAT 10 times fast. haha) This turned out to be such a cute homemade halloween card, and a great Halloween craft for kids! And goes along well with some of our other Ghost themed activities, like our easy to make Ghost Matching Game, and our cute and educational ABC Ghosts.

originally published 10-22-11
Here's how we did it (as shown above):

Cut out a wide ghost shape. Draw on eyes and smile.Fold it accordion style. Then glue one side down on the inside of the card. Put glue on the other end of the ghost and fold the card. Wait for glue to dry.Open card.....Boo!Add words/message.
The one in the picture is one that I made to test out the idea. I had the boys make their own accordion-ghosts and they turned out really cute. A fun craft for old and young alike. :) You can use any type of paper for the card. Also, check out some cute Halloween scra…