Free Halloween Ghost and Bat Craft Activity: Strengthening Little Hands

Free Halloween Ghost and Bat Craft Activity: Strengthening Little Hands

Making Ghosts and Bats

What could be better than using some of those leaves that little ones love to pick up.  With this Halloween activity you can make some spooky ghosts and bats, encourage your little one to go and collect some beautiful leaves in the park and then we can paint them to create ghosts and bats.

This activity provides your child with great opportunities to develop their eye and hand coordination by using a paintbrush to paint. Choosing colours and making a design on the paper supports their creativity

Painting and strengthening little hands 

Even though painting might be a bit messy it is a great tool to improve your child’s fine motor skills. Painting doesn't have to be limited to a paintbrush and we can use pegs and pompoms, mops, hands, sponges, and straws.

Giving your child a paintbrush or asking them to pick up a pompom with a peg provides them with a great opportunity to use their pincer grasp which is so necessary in handwriting. The process of stamping or painting with a paintbrush strengthens your little one’s fingers and allows them to practise hand-eye coordination. Find out more here

What You'll Need

  • Variety of leaves
  • White and black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • Paper towel
  • Googly eyes, white card (optional)


  1. Go for a walk and collect some leaves
  2. Paint the leaves to make either bats or ghosts and let the paint dry
  3. Decorate the Ghosts and Bats with eyes and teeth
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