Rainy Day Activity: Ghosts in the Graveyard

Ghost In The Graveyard

For instructions,

You will need

12 or 18 egg cardboard egg carton
2 twigs that look like miniature trees
3 cotton balls
small piece of white paper or cardstock
popsicle or craft stick
acrylic craft paint in white, black and green
black fine tip marker
hot glue gun or white craft glue

What you do

Place egg carton upside down on work surface.

Mix together some white and black paint to make gray. Paint all but five of the egg cups with the gray paint. Set aside to dry.

While paint on gravestones is drying, paint the popsicle stick with black paint. Let dry then repeat on the other side.

On white paper or cardstock, write the words “Ghosts in the Graveyard” to create a sign. Use scissors to trim into a rectangle. Glue to the end of the black popsicle stick.

Paint the remaining egg cups with white paint and let dry.

Paint the edges and outer flap of the carton with green paint, let dry.

When paint has dried, use the black marker to add words to the gravestones such as “R.I.P.” or “Here Lies My Feet”. We also added years on our headstones. Add faces to the ghosts as well.

Use a pen to poke a hole in between two egg cups in the back row. Put some hot glue on the end of one of the twigs and insert into the hole. Repeat this process on the right side of the graveyard as well.

Poke another hole somewhere in the middle, add hot glue to the end of the black popsicle stick and insert the sign.

Gently pull apart 3 cotton balls. Glue the cotton around the edge of the graveyard, inserting some in between rows and around the sign.

By: Amanda Formaro

This idea was found here. For more cool craft ideas, visit: allfreecrafts.com

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  1. im from the south bronx the patterson projects that is on 145th and 3D ave in the bronx ti was born there so can you say somthing about p.s. 18 thats where i went to school and clark jr high school i love the south bronx and i go back every summer in july when they have family day for3 days that weekend in p.s.18.park.Ps i think the web site is southbronxshoutouts.ning.com..

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