Halloween Craft: Puffy Ghosts

puffy ghosts halloween craft

Welcome to day five of our week of Halloween craft ideas for kids. Here is a super simple and easy Halloween craft for preschoolers or even toddlers. Simply use cotton balls to create a ghost. Here’s how to do it:

  • Materials Needed:
  • White Cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton Balls
  • Black paper

Start by cutting out a ghost template. I just eyeballed this one. It doesn’t have to be perfect because it’s going to get covered with cotton balls anyway!

cotton ball ghost halloween craft

Now let your little on have some fun with the glue. My three year old LOVED this part of it.making puffy ghosts

Glue cotton balls on until the ghost is covered. easy halloween craft for preschoolers

Cut out some eyes and a mouth (make it a smile so the ghost looks friendly, not spooky!)

Glue those on as well. easy craft for halloween

If you want, you can add string to the back and hang your ghosts up somewhere in your house.ghosts craft for preschooler
Make sure to check out (AND PIN!) our other Halloween crafts we’ve done this week:

Paper Plate Pumpkins

paper plate pumpkin halloween idea

Candy Corn Craft

candy corn craft for preschoolers

Masking Tape Mummies

masking tape mummy halloween craft

Handprint Spiders

halloween hand print craft


Pin these to your Halloween and craft boards, will ya? We heart some Pinterest love around here.


  1. What a cute and simple craft for the little one. We made it and added some Chinese elements too. We enjoyed making it very much. Thanks for sharing. Since I’m going to write about what did we do to prepare Halloween in our homeschool, I would love to include this post in my coming post too. You can check it out at http://www.fortunecookiemom.com.

    Thanks again,
    Po Tim

    • Rachel says

      Awesome, I love that you adapted it for your own family!

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