Another Great Halloween Craft: Haunted Trees!

We did the Art Project at school again because
I wanted to squeeze in one more awesome Halloween Craft!

I got floral foam, white tissue, Spanish Moss, little pebbles and cotton balls from the dollar store.  You’ll also need a black marker, glue and thread.

Then we went to a friend’s farm to get some awesome twigs because he has a better assortment of trees to chose from.

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When I arrived at the school with my box full of twigs I told the other Moms that we were doing a Blair Witch Project.. LOL!

Blair Witch Halloween Craft. Haunted Trees

STEP ONE:  Cram a twig into the floral foam base, so that it looks like a little tree.

Halloween Craft Haunted trees halloween art project for kids

Cut white tissue into 8″ x 8″ squares.  You’ll need 2 squares per ghost.  Halloween Craft Haunted trees halloween art project for kids

Layer them as pictured and add a cotton ball to the middle for the ghost’s head.  Wrap the tissue up around the ball to create a little ghost.

Halloween Craft Haunted trees halloween art project for kids

Tie thread around his head, give him a face with marker, then hang from your “tree”.  I doubled the thread so that I’d have a loop on one side for easy hanging.  I squeezed a bunch of glue on the top of the foam and stuck on some moss.
This was my prototype for the class.
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Next, I got to work with the class!

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Each student got to choose moss, teeny tiny pebbles, or larger pebbles.  Some kids used all 3!  I loved seeing them express individuality and creativity with their ghost faces and how they decorated the bases.

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Here’s the class’s Haunted Forrest!

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Now, my prototype and my son’s school project sit on the piano, ready for HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES!halloween craft | halloween art project | haunted trees

I’m already planning the winter version of this!!  Stay tuned =)

It’s not too late to get the recipe for Halloween Pasta Salad for parties tomorrow and over the weekend!

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