How to make spooky leaves

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Leafy ghosts

What you will need

  • Some dry leaves
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • A black marker pen

What's better than a craft that can be found in the great outdoors? These ghastly ghouls are none other than leaves we gathered from the park!

The more you make the better they will look, and good news, not only will they take barely any time to make, they'll hardly cost you a penny!

It's so easy to create these little characters that all the family can get involved and create their own spooky ghost. Try choosing leaves of different shapes and sizes to create lots of variety between your spooky leaves.

Age group: All ages. Even little monsters can get involved with this green-fingered craft. Just make sure you've got some newspaper or a wipe-clean cloth down if little hands are going to be handling the paint!

fety tip: You might want to help them with the bits that need cutting or do it for them.


Step 1

Find a flat surface to work on and gather all your materials together ready to make your ghoulish leaf ghosties.

Step 2

Paint your leaves white all over and set aside to dry.

Step 3

Once dry, use a black marker pen to draw out the face of your ghosts on the leaves. It's up to you whether you want your ghosts to be scary or friendly, but you can use our designs as a guide.

Step 4

You could stick your ghosts to the wall so it looks like they're floating about your house, or you could even hang them from a tree outside your house to spook approaching trick or treaters. Cue evil laugh, mwa ha ha ha....

For homewares such as tea lights, paper plates, string, scissors etc. visit Asda Direct, and for crafts materials such as paint, glue, craft foam, felt etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London. Props such as the tablecloth, cobwebs, plastic spiders etc. can all be found at Morrisons.

Where to next?
- How to make eerie egg cup eyeballs!
- Create a monster door and win an amazing toy from the Early Learning Centre
- Get the goodtoknow Halloween Party Planner app

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