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Paper Plate Ghost Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start getting excited for all of the festivities and treats!

One of our favorite parts about Halloween is that it’s a great time to get creative with the kids.

This year we’ve been working on some super easy crafts for preschoolers and kindergarten children that are not only fun but can help teach them skills as well.

Today we sharing this adorable paper plate ghost craft! Kids will be so proud that they can make this project themselves!

And, if you want more easy projects, be sure to look through all of our Halloween crafts for kids.

Halloween Ghost Craft

paper plate ghost craft image collage with the words paper plate ghost

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Ghost template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate ghost template

Place the ghost template on the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.

hand tracing ghost template onto paper plate

Take the eyes and glue them in the head section of the ghost.

hand gluing eye to paper plate ghost craft

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, then glue the mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of paper plate ghost
hand gluing mouth to paper plate ghost craft

Finish off the ghost by gluing the cheeks on either side of the mouth.

hand gluing cheek to paper plate ghost craft

That’s it! It’s so stinkin’ simple! And, if you need it even easier, just use markers to draw on the eyes, mouth, and cheeks!

hand holding paper plate ghost

Halloween Unit For Kids

Create an entire unit study around this ghost craft! Read on below for all of our favorite ideas!

Reading to children at a young age can have a significant impact on their development. It has been linked to the improvement of their vocabulary, literacy skills, and overall intelligence.

Parents who read to their children regularly are also instilling a love of reading in them, which can increase their chances of doing well in school. Those are some of the reasons we always recommend beginning a unit study with books!

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5 minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

2 paper plate ghosts

Crafting is not only fun for children, but it also benefits their development. It can help develop creativity, focus, and motor skills. Add in more Halloween crafts for a fun way to learn and grow!

Print and use these adorable candy corn worksheets. This activity is perfect for kids who are in preschool or kindergarten to work on their letter C and handwriting skills while also having some fun!

paper plate ghost

These Halloween pattern block mats are a great way to get kids excited about fall and help with their fine motor skills. We love these because they’re so easy for little hands to use and it gives them something fun to do while learning shapes.

Looking for a fun kids activity? These Halloween color by number printables are perfect! They’re easy and interactive. Your kiddos will spend lots of time coloring in these cute coloring pages. Save them to your fridge or bulletin board when they’re done with them!

This Halloween play dough kit is a must-have to keep your little ones entertained during all of the festivities. Put on your favorite Halloween movie or songs and let the kids have some easy sensory fun. This set will be perfect for any family looking for an activity that’s not too messy but still fun!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

2 paper plate ghosts

Paper Plate Ghost Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This paper plate ghost craft is a very simple craft young children will enjoy!

Materials

  • Paper Plate
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Ghost template

Instructions

  1. Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the ghost template on the paper plate, trace, and cut it out.
  3. Take the eyes and glue them in the head section of the ghost.
  4. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, then glue the mouth just below the eyes.
  5. Finish off the ghost by gluing the cheeks on either side of the mouth.

Paper Plate Ghost Template

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