2 minute easy paper cup craft – Ghosts

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I got this simple Halloween craft idea from our local jido centre, which is like a free children’s community centre. All you need is a papercup, scissors, a black marker (or black paper and glue) and a piece of string or wool or a cut elastic band for hanging. You can use strips of coloured paper, as per photo, for extra effect.You will also need glue if you wish to do that.

Simply cut about an inch into the paper cup at regular intervals. Bend the cut strips up a little. Draw on eyes. We decided to glue on paper eyes. I let my 4 year old and 2 year old do the first steps themselves. I obviously recommend you supervise the cutting part. For the hanging hole I suggest an adult cuts the hole in the top of the paper cup. My 4 year old was able to thread the string through. I tied it in a knot inside the cup, but you could use tape to secure it. The kids cut their own strips of paper to add and glued them on themselves.

Both 2 and 4 year old really enjoyed this craft. 4 year old was able to follow my example easily and his finished ghost was far better than expected. He was chuffed with himself and both kids were delighted with their paper cup Halloween ghosts!

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