Updated: Apr 12
Easy, cheap and effective, this Halloween craft project ticks all the boxes
Looking for a Halloween craft project to do with the kids? Look no further, this is a goodie. It requires minimal materials and will have the kids squealing with delight. Here's how to make ghostly painted leaves...
If you don't have any suitable trees of bushes yourself then why not go foraging for leaves for this project. You can read all my top tips for foraging for flowers and foliage for home styling here...
You will need
Some large leaves
String or wire to hang the leaves with, once complete.
Step 1: Grab some leaves
One of the great things about this activity is that it's super versatile and can be made with pretty much any leaves. The larger they are the more impactful the display will be at the end, but don't panic if you only have smaller ones to choose from.
The leaves can be fresh or dried, the paint will adhere better if they are dry, but they might be more fragile. You'll need the stalks to hang the leaves from later, so don't cut them too short.
Step 2: Get painting
Give the leaves a good coating of white paint. It really can be any kind of white paint that you have available, so don't buy paint especially if you have some white emulsion or primer even. Allow the leaves to dry and apply a second coat if required.
Step 3: Draw faces
Get a black pen and draw some ghostly faces on the leaves. I kept it really simple, but as with most Halloween craft projects, you could be more adventurous if you are feeling artistic!
Step 4: Hang your ghosts
Attach some thread to the stalks of the leaves and hang them wherever you want to create your spooky display.
I hope this was helpful. Let me know if you try it!
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