Monday, October 24, 2011

Make It Monday: Tissue Ghosts

Zac is in a big monster kick lately. He loves running up to someone, yelling "Monster! Roar!" and chasing the victim through the house. The more he does it, the more we laugh; the more we laugh, the more he does it. It's a vicious cycle. 

Jacob has always liked scary things. He picked out a Scooby-Doo movie at the video store yesterday for that very reason. He's obsessed with snakes, wants a spider-shaped cake for his next birthday, and is constantly teasing his sister with anything "scary." 

I knew the boys would  love this craft. I was pleasantly surprised that Alyssa had just as much fun as they did.

 Gather your supplies: facial tissue, cotton balls, marker, rubber bands, and a couple crazy kids.

 Grab a tissue . . .

 And a cotton ball.

 Cover the cotton ball with the middle of the tissue.

 Wrap a rubber band at the base of the cotton ball.

 Draw on a face.

If you're feeling especially brave, allow the almost-2-year-old to wield the permanent marker.

Or decide to not be lazy and go to the basement to get the washable markers. To each his own.

 Oooh, isn't it scary???

But why stop with just the typical ghost? Add a few embellishments and make a princess, a pirate, or anything else you can imagine!

I lost count how many ghosts the kids made. They had so much fun making different characters. They even drew story scenes on pieces of paper to play with them. I love how such a simple craft created meaningful dramatic play!

Who knew a few tissues and cotton balls could be so much fun?

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