Hahaha, these Grade 1 ghosts turned out so adorable! We used the classic and super fun puffy paint recipe: mix an equal amount of shaving cream and white glue in a bowl.
This is a great lesson to discuss the art element of texture.
I mixed up a big batch and filled up an ice cream bucket- those plastic 4 litre ones. It was easily more than enough for my 16 students. I buy the cheap-o shaving cream from the Dollar Store. I only needed one can for my class.
The kids first drew a simple ghost shape on cardstock.
Heavy weight paper works best for this.
Then they globbed on the puffy paint and tried their best to spread it around.
Using their fingers helped alot to push the puffy paint to the edges. Next time I might just use popsicle sticks as opposed to paint brushes.
Then they cut out eyes and a mouth from scraps of black construction paper.
Place it on the ghost and gently push it into the puffy mixture.
|yes, this ghost has armpit hair, lol|
Ours dried overnight, but they were still a bit damp on the back, so I flipped them over and let them dry out another day. Then I cut them all out. The kids loved them!!!
I displayed them up high, out of hands reach, because all the students in the school
want to poke and touch them!!