Preschool Activities and Printables

Tissue Paper Ghosts

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Get in the Halloween spirit by whipping up some classic tissue paper ghosts!  These are a snap to make – you might find your child wants to make a whole colony of them!

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You’ll need

  • scissors
  • tissue paper (ours had this cute scalloped edge – yours might not, but it’s okay!)
  • light colored thread

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Cut your sheets of tissue paper in half – this is definitely not an exact science, so it’s a great time to let new cutters work on their skills.
Make some balls of wadded up paper that will become the heads.
Drape a half sheet of tissue over the “head” and tie it tight with thread.

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Then, you just have to find a place to hang them!  A breezy spot is good – they float around like real ghosts!




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I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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