This is my first time participating with stART, hosted at A Mommy’s Adventures. Basically you read a story and do an art project based on said story with your little ones. I love incorporating hands-on fun with our reading! We picked one of the many books from our Fall/Halloween reading basket…
Hide and Ghost Seek. It’s a fun counting book where you have to look for a certain number of hidden ghosts throughout the story. It’s been a favorite of ours for years. I read it with ds4, but ds3 hopped over and said, “Hey, didn’t we used to read this?” and joined in. :)
For the art project we made glue ghosts. Now technically I’d call this a craft project, I hope that doesn’t disqualify me from the whole stART thing. I can’t remember just where I found the idea for these, but basically you need:
a plastic spoon or wooden craft stick
Okay, take your string (we used yarn) and make a basic ghost shape on the waxed paper, leaving the ghosts bottom “open.” Squeeze glue into the shape, spreading with the spoon or stick if necessary. Add the googly eyes and a construction paper mouth if desired. Let dry 24 hours. Carefully peel your ghost off the waxed paper.
Very hard to get a good pic of these, but there ‘ya go. The eyes and mouth on this one kinda slid around during the drying process, but I think that adds to the ghostly effect. This was cute, fun and easy and a neat project to go with our book. Head over to A Mommy’s Adventures to see even more book themed art projects.