Monday, October 31, 2011

Puffy Paint Ghosts

If I was more organized, I would have had all my Halloween posts out before the actual day of Halloween. Alas, I have been planning Logan's third birthday and all our fun Halloween stuff, so I have a couple more Halloween posts coming out in the next couple of days. 

Last year, I stumbled upon puffy paint ghosts at No Time for Flashcards. I never got around to trying it out last year, but it was on the top of my to do list for this year. 

All you need is:
  • 1/4 a cup of white glue
  • 3/4 a cup of shaving cream
  • some brown craft paper or other thick paper
  • Googly eyes
  • paper for the ghost's mouth

Dump the shaving cream and glue into a bowl, and have your little helper stir. 

Note: No matter how much it looks like marshmallow fluff, do not eat it.

At this point, you can have your little one reach in the bowl and finger paint the ghost outline that you have drawn. Logan didn't want to, so he spread the fluffy concoction with a spoon.

Once the ghost is covered add some googly eyes and a mouth.

Sit back and admire your creation.
Once it is dried, cut it out and display! Happy Halloween!


  1. That is a great activity - I've never seen it before. It really did look like marshmallow fluff! ha ha

  2. Very cute, I have also been wanting to try doing a puffy paint like this. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness, hope you'll be back next week to share some more!

  3. It's never too late to celebrate Halloween! Love how simple yet fun this project is!

  4. It took my 2.5 year old a while to want to get her hands into stuff too. She would probably chose a spoon to spread as well. My 7 year old would be covered in it. She seems to like a mess. I think some kids are more prone to be hands on in that way. This ghost idea is so fun.

    Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you back again tomorrow.


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