The shape of a foot is eerily similar to that of a typical sheet covered ghost when you draw a face on it. In this project, we will be making some cool little ghosts out of your kid’s footprints for a quick & easy Halloween decoration.
Making footprints as part of your craft activities is always a lot of fun and your kids will have a blast putting their stamp on this year’s Halloween decorations.
In this post, we will walk you through how to make your own footprint ghosts at home. Complete with a video demonstration and written instructions.
Prepare Your Footprint Craft Materials
You can make this ghost craft project with any colored paper you like, but we are going for black as it is the darkest and most Halloween’ish we have.
Just remember to use a color for your footprint that heavily contrasts with your paper. Black and white is an easy one, but if you are not sure just look at a color wheel and use the color on the opposite side to your paper color for your paint.
When preparing your craft area you will also want a quick way of cleaning the paint off those little feet before they walk off!
Check out the video below for a quick walkthrough of the project. This will make it easier to navigate the written instructions.
Stage 1: Prepare Your Footprints
- Step 1 - Brush some white paint on the sole of yours, or your child's foot - depending on how big you want your ghosts to be.
- Step 2 - Once completely covered in paint, stamp it on black colored paper. Hold in place long enough to get a solid print on the paper.
- Step 3 - Set aside to dry for 3 to 5 minutes.
Stage 2: Draw the features of the Ghost on the Footprint
- Step 4 - Grab a white crayon and trace around the footprint making a ghost figure.
- Step 5 - Use a marker to draw a scary ghost face on the heel end of the footprint.
- Step 6 - Your footprint ghost is now ready for decoration!
Why Make a Ghost Footprint this Halloween
As you can see from the instructions above, it is a very straight forward craft project and a great way to start toddlers and young kids.
We love footprint crafts here as it also gives you the chance to time stamp it and store it away after Halloween as a keepsake. In future years you can see how small those feet were at one point in time.
For More Halloween Craft Ideas
Check our full list of spooky craft ideas for toddlers here.
All projects include videos and full instructions to make some cool Halloween decorations with your kids at home.
Even when Halloween has passed you may find these hanging on the fridge for months to come. The little footprints are just too cute!
But if you’re not the fridge type, paint the date on and file them away. You can repeat it year after year to see how much bigger those feet are getting.