We had a few styrofoam balls left over from this cute little owl craft so we decided to use them again for another unique creation!
My kiddos love anything that has to do with glue, and I knew that they would be excited about the potential of creating something that would glow in the dark. So I picked up some Glow in the Dark paint and a bottle of school glue and away we went!
These little guys are the perfect prop for a puppet show in the dark or a party centerpiece. If you’re looking for cute make-and-take Halloween crafts for a classroom party – this is the one for you! I tried desperately to capture a picture of our super-cute, little ghost glowing in the dark, but had no luck! You’ll have to trust me on this one…he really does glow! :)
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
–Glow in the dark paint
-A small paintbrush
-White crepe paper
-A styrofoam ball (ours was 3” diameter)
-A skinny dowel rod
-Straw or stick
-Googly eyes or a permanent marker to draw your own!
WHAT TO DO:
Lay out a few pieces of crepe paper and have your child practice his scissor skills by snipping away at the edges. These tiny snips will make for a nice flowy ghost!
Next, mix together equal parts glue and glow in the dark paint. Using the paintbrush, coat the entire top half of the styrofoam ball with the paint/glue mixture.
Press pieces of the crepe paper onto the ball to create the ghost and then add another coat of the glow in the dark paint/glue mixture.
Once your child is happy with how his ghost looks, insert a stick in the bottom and give him some personality with a pair of eyes!
Charge the little ghost up by keeping him in the light for a bit and then head immediately to a dark closet or bathroom to watch him glow away!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-If you don’t have crepe paper handy, you can use paper, ribbon, wax paper, or tissue paper to make your ghost….just make sure you give it a good coat of your paint/glue mixture so that it glows!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Sensory integration, fine motor skills, visual motor integration, grasp, cognitive skills
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