Looking for an easy Halloween painting idea? The Hidden Ghost Halloween painting activity is wonderful for last-minute prep and requires a few materials that you probably already have at home.
Easy Halloween Painting Idea
This Halloween Painting Idea is an unusual twist to the much-loved Crayon Resist 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 watched my Fun With Mama’s Instagram Story, you would have seen me doing a last-minute prep right after the kids got out of school. I just printed out the activity and added the ghosts, easy peasy. A simple art activity!
You don’t even need the printable! I have done it so many times by just taking any plain white cardstock and drawing ghosts on there.
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- White Crayon
- Watercolor paint with a paint brush
- Water to dip your paintbrush (I use this cup.)
- Optional: You could also use Watercolor paint instead if you prefer or even food color mixed with some water.
- The free printable (found at the bottom of this post.)
Ghost Painting Process
Print out the ghost painting sheet on white card stock paper or alternatively, just grab a piece of white cardstock.
Create ghosts by drawing ghosts onto the paper with a white crayon. If you are using my printable then you can add ghosts in the squares. You can create an outline of the ghost or create a ghost that is colored in.
Your drawing skills thankfully won’t matter.
Ghosts are actually pretty easy to make.
If you look closely at the picture above you can see the ghosts.
For the plain paper below, 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’.
I also created another worksheet that you can use with only one large frame. You can add one large ghost here or smaller ghosts. This one requires less precision from a child so requires less fine motor skills.
Which one do you prefer?
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.
Its pretty neat…