Free Halloween Ghost Craft Activity: Strengthening Little Hands
Let's make a Halloween decoration ourselves and have a lot of fun along the way with your little one! This activity requires scissors which supports their fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination. It also develops their coordination to use both sides of their body at the same time: holding paper with one hand and cutting with the other. Plus the cotton wool is a fun texture!
Building hand strength
Cutting with scissors builds hand strength because by opening and closing them children build up the small muscles in their hands. It also develops their coordination to use both sides of their body at the same time: holding paper with one hand and cutting with the other. This is called “bilateral coordination” and helps with buttoning and zipping up coats. There are lots more benefits that you can find here
What You'll Need
- White and black paper
- Cotton wool
- String or yarn
- Draw a ghost shape on the white paper, eyes and a mouth on the black paper and ask your child to cut it out
- Ask your child to spread the glue on the ghost and stick cotton wool to make the ghost nice and fluffy
- Stick eyes and mouth and attach a string in the back!
- Now it's ready to be hanged to bring a little spookiness around the house