Thursday, October 15, 2009

stART- Hide And Ghost Seek

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…

IMG_3515 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.  :)

IMG_3516 Ds3 took our pic first.

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:

waxed paper
googly eyes
construction paper
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.

IMG_3505 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.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great fun! Will remember this for the next crafts day at the orphanage.

    We've posted a story to our blog today, so if you want a 5 minute read, drop by.


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