Looking for a Toddler and Preschool Halloween Craft ? The Hidden Ghost Halloween painting activity is wonderful for last minute prep and requires only 4 materials that you probably already have at home. This Halloween Painting Idea is an unusual twist to the much loved crayon resist art activity. You could add this to your Halloween party ideas or monster themed birthday to add some excitement and a fun kids birthday activity.
If you had watched my Fun With Mama’s Instagram Story you would have seen me coloring in and prepping this activity for my kids to use once they were back from school.
Hidden Ghost Halloween Painting Activity Materials Required:
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- White Crayon
- Paper (I used card stock)
- Paint Brush
- Watercolor paint or if you don’t have that then you can use black food coloring mixed with some water. (I used the food coloring and water mixture.)
Hidden Ghost Halloween Painting Activity Process
Get a piece of white card stock paper and color in little white ghosts in random places on the paper. Luckily for me, and most of you your drawing skills wont matter. Ghosts are actually pretty easy to make. I told my kids that this paper held things that are only visible during the halloween night sky. Hence why we chose to use black paint.
Do NOT tell your kids about the ghosts. It needs to be a surprise so that you can see their reaction. (That is the part that makes it special…)
As they paint over the paper with their black paint slowly the ghosts will begin to show through.
You could be a little more artistic and creative than I was and leave little black eye spaces in the top middle of your ghosts so that the ghosts would have ‘eyes’.
For a last minute thought, I was proud of myself here!
What do you think of this hidden ghost painting activity? It was pretty spooky! Each of my kids (9 year old, 7 year old and 3 year old) each reacted differently and it was definitely such a cute thing to watch.
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