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Stuck indoors on a rainy Saturday in October? I feel you. Here’s a fun and simple project that the whole family can be apart of — Boo Bunting! Bonus: the finished product makes for a cute and classy Halloween decoration.
I got the idea from this blog post, which includes a free ghost printable. I knew it would be much more fun for my family to draw our own ghosts, but the printable is there for you if that’s what you’d prefer.
Here are the materials we used . . .
First, I assigned Ryan and Ransom to draw ghosts with black sharpies, while I measured our mantle to see how long our garland should be. (As an art teacher, I have to point out that drawing ghosts uses organic shapes, rather than geometric shapes).
I laid the measured twine on the floor, so we could plan our pattern and make sure we made enough ghosts. I also cut out some triangles from the black cardstock and wrote “BOO!” on them with a silver sharpie, while the guys cut out their ghosts, to give our bunting a little variety.
We laid out all the ghosts and triangles along the twine to make sure we had enough, and then taped the twine to the back of each piece. (Originally we tried to use clothespins, but found that they covered up the ghosts faces.)
Viola, easy and fun Halloween Boo Bunting!
It’s super satisfying to create something all together that we are all proud of.
A fun book to pair with this project? How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green.
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