Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eery Invisible Ghosts

Amber taught me about using white crayon and watercolors "Magic Art," but it was my own idea to create mysteriously reappearing ghosts for Halloween.

To create this spooky effect, draw a ghost with white crayon on white paper. Color it in. This is harder than it sounds, so you may have to do it for the child.

Have the child paint the entire sheet of paper.

If she is feeling particularly spunky, she may paint it varied colors. It does not matter -- so long as she covers the entire picture with paint, the ghost will magically appear.

The kids LOVED watching the ghosts appear as they painted. We will definitely do this again. Maybe I will write secret messages for my emergent readers?


Frugal Finds said...

Very cute!! I love to see kids crafts!!!

Patricia said...

Neat! I will have to make some for my little ones.

Kate in NJ said...

I am going to do this today!

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Oooh I wil make this tomorrow and write a message. Maybe a spooky message. Very neat.

MerrandaVK said...

So glad I stopped by tonight. This will be a GREAT activity for us tomorrow :)