Cotton Ball Ghosts

I can’t believe that we are fully in October! Wasn’t it just summer!?! I feel so bad usually I am way on top of anything festive but I just put up my fall décor a two weeks ago and now it’s time to add the Halloween stuff! Where’s the pause button!?! I need a free month to get caught up on everything I want to do. Even though I feel like October snuck up on me I’ve got to pull it together and make it fun for my Halloween loving boys!

Cotton Ball Ghost

Last year I came up with this Cotton Ball Ghost and it was such a hit with Ash! I even  went to his classroom and made these with his class. They all loved their spooky ghosts. This year Kell made his own Cotton Ball Ghost! I love getting to make things with both Ash and Kell. It reminds me of the days when Gray and Ash used to make things together…sigh.


cotton ball ghost supplies


  • black construction paper with a ghost outline {download my template here}
  • white crayon
  • cotton balls
  • white glue in a small dish
  • paint brush

pulling apart cotton balls

Lightly pinch and pull the cotton balls to make them billowy.

cotton balls pulled apart for halloween kids craft

A light touch is needed, if they pull too hard the cotton will just rip apart.

paint white glue on with a paint brush

Paint the glue all over the body of the ghost.

gluing cotton balls onto ghost outline

Apply the cotton on the glue filling up the body of the ghost.

finished cotton ball ghost halloween craft for preschoolers

Now this spooky cotton ball ghost is ready to hang to enjoy for the Halloween season!

Cotton Ball Ghosts Collage


Looking for some more Halloween fun!?! Check out my Halloween projects! {Here’s a little peek at some of my projects!}


Corn Syrup Paint: Apple Kid’s Craft

I have a new kid’s diy craft supply obsession…. corn syrup paint! It’s SO easy to make and it dries super glossy.

kids craft paint cardboard apple cut outs with corn syrup paint

The other day I surprised my two youngest boys with a fun activity… Cardboard Apples Painted With Corn Syrup Paint! I had everything all laid out and ready to go when I called them upstairs. I love surprising the boys with activities. Their faces light up when they see everything prepared.

corn syrup painted cardboard apples kids craft supplies



  • light corn syrup
  • food coloring
  • cardboard
  • apple template
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • craft sticks
  • q-tips
  • small plastic cups
  • kraft paper or paper sack to protect crafting surface

Painting Cardboard Apples Kids Craft


Start by cutting out the cardboard apples.


make your own corn syrup paint with two easy ingredients

Then pour corn syrup in each small plastic cup.

add drops of food coloring to corn syrup to make glossy paint


Add drops of food coloring.

mixing corn syrup paint with a craft stick


Mix the paint with a craft stick.

green brown and red corn syrup paint


We mixed green, red, and brown corn syrup paint.

Q-Tip painting with corn syrup and food coloring


You’re ready to paint! The corn syrup paint is thick and is best applied by dabbing.

painting cardboard apple stem and leaf with corn syrup paint


Dip the Q-Tip into the corn syrup paint and dab the paint onto the stem and the leaf.

painting cardboard apples with red corn syrup paint


Start dabbing red paint to fill in the apple.

painting cardboard apple with glossy corn syrup paint


Keep dabbing away until the apple is filled in.

fun kids craft painting with corn syrup paint


Since the paint is so thick it takes a while to dry. It’s really tempting to touch the glossy surface but keep those little fingers away and they’ll be thrilled with the glass like surface when it’s completely dry.

kids craft glossy painted cardboard apples


My boys are thrilled with the glossy finish of their Cardboard Apples! I can’t wait to surprise them with another fun corn syrup painting project!