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Spooky Ghost Pictures


Spooky Ghost Pictures

[15 Minutes]

Even if you don't believe in ghosts, this activity will be fun for you and your child. Dipping the string and using it to "paint" is a wonderful fine motor skill and the product is so unpredictable, leaving marks that will surprise and delight your child.

You'll need:

• white tempera paint • clothespins • shallow dish • heavy string • black sheets of paper • water

What to do:

  1. Invite your child to pour a small amount of paint into a shallow dish and then thin it down with water.
  2. Encourage her to clip clothespins to pieces of string about 6 inches long.
  3. Challenge your child to dip the string into the paint and carefully let it drop and dance several times on the black sheets of paper.
  4. When the paint is dry, invite her to paint two white eyes wherever she sees a "ghost head."

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Tell me about these marks you made. Where are the marks thick? Thin? Curved? Straight?
  • Do you see a ghost in the picture?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, your child is developing small muscle skills, and eye/hand coordination.

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