If you are like me, you love to have sweets in the house. The problem with a houseful of sugar is that at Halloween, you can end up with an overload of sugary sweets! We decided to make a Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Stamp Craft with a couple of marshmallows. These cute ghosts were fun to make and a great way to avoid eating more sweets!
Halloween ghost craft for kids
This time of year, ghost crafts are fun to make with the kids. They don’t have to be spooky, though! This stamp art is so easy to make that it would be a perfect craft for Preschool or grade school Halloween parties or play dates. You’ll need just a few materials to get started:
- White paint
- Bowl or plate to hold the paint
- Black construction paper
- Square marshmallows
- Kitchen Shears
First, use the kitchen shears to snip the marshmallow into a ghost shape. You could also use a regular marshmallow if you are having trouble finding flat, square marshmallows.
Using the straw, press one end all the way through the marshmallow for eyes. Push the straw through the marshmallow in two very close holes for the ghost’s mouth. You will have to press firmly through the marshmallow to get the straw all the way through. I found that holding the marshmallow in my hand and pressing the straw through to the pad of my index finger worked the best.
Pour the white paint into a plate. Press the toothpick into the back of the ghost stamp for a handle. Stamp the ghost first in the white paint and then onto the black paper. We had to dab the paint just a bit to allow the ghost’s eyes and mouth to show on the stamps.
This was a big hit with my three year old, and not just because she has much of a sweet tooth as me!