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Ghost Peek-A-Boooo Cardboard Craft

Kids Lego Brick-themed Ghost Peek-A-Boooo Exploring Craft

In an attempt to make an autumn-inspired nature exploring craft that an elementary-aged boy would enjoy, we looked to Lego.

October is full of Halloween Lego building at our home; we build SO MANY Lego pumpkins, Lego bats, and Lego ghosts! With this in mind, it’s not too surprising that we decided to use our Lego Ghost design as this craft’s inspiration.

Explore your surroundings with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
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Peek-A-Boo Ghost – An Easy Fall Kids Craft

For this Halloween nature craft, we used recycled materials. Our cardboard is a thin cardboard panel cut from a cereal box! 📦

We wanted our ghost cutout to include a face, so we decided to tape plastic wrap to the back of the cardboard. This addition allowed us to tape construction paper cut eyes and mouth onto the ghost’s face. The reflective quality of the plastic wrap added a really great spooky effect, too! 👻

Explore your surroundings with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Don’t forget to add the BOOOOOOO!

No Peek-a-Boo ghost is complete without a spooky speech bubble!!!!

Explore your surroundings with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Get Out and Explore

Here’s where this craft gets really fun. Take your spooky nature craft on a walk. Get outside and encourage your kid to find unique textures and colors that show through as the body of the ghost.

Take pictures. 📸 Make it a game. Have fun. (And if it’s too cold or raining, you can, of course, make this craft and explore indoor textures, too!)

We loved capturing the textures of tree bark and green growing and fallen autumn leaves. We also explored man-made textures like car headlights, glass panes, and a bin full of markers.

Ghost Cut-Out Nature Craft – Tree Bark

Explore your surroundings -- like a tree trunk -- with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Ghost Nature Craft – Green Tree Leaves

Explore your surroundings -- like  leaves in trees -- with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Peek-A-Boo Ghost Nature Craft – Autumn Leaves

Explore your surroundings -- like fallen autumn leaves -- with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Ghost “Window” Craft – Car Headlight

Explore your surroundings -- like car headlights -- with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Ghost See-through Craft – Window Pane

Explore your surroundings -- like your windows -- with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO! Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!
#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts

Ghost Peek-A-Boo See-Through Craft – Box of Markers

Our Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft was especially created for a LEGO lovin' eight-year-old. We recycled our cereal boxes for the cardboard and used construction paper and plastic wrap. Our ghost cut-out is a Lego brick ghost! This craft encourages kids to explore the vast amount of colors and textures that surround them. Bonus for older kids: this projects starts to teach how to frame a composition, too.
#ghost #craft #forkids #autumn #halloween #lego

Artist in Training – Framing Compositions

As I watched my son walk around framing textures with his transparent ghost cut-out, it reminded me of a project from art school. To teach photography students The Rule of Thirds, our instructor had us trace a 3×3 grid onto sheets of plexiglass. We were instructed to take this grid with us when we went out on photoshoots to help us frame our shots. Pre-smartphones, this analog method of teaching the Rule of Thirds has always stuck with me! (And…I love that the grid now shows up on my iPhone camera screen.)

Explore your surroundings with this Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft! Use cardboard (we used a cereal box panel) to create a ghost. Ours is a LEGO brick ghost!!! Add plastic wrap over the body and tape on a spooky face. Don't forget to add a BOO!

Next is the fun part, start framing textures and colors - both indoors and outdoors. Don't forget to take pictures! Have fun!

Bonus: this craft starts to teach kids how to look and frame compositions - a great budding artist skill!

#lego #craft #google #cardboard #forkids #easy #recycled #naturecrafts
Training an Artist’s Eye: For older children, this activity is great for training how to frame compositions. Practice makes perfect!

Happy Fall Y’all

We’d love to see your photos! Pin this project for later and don’t forget to share your creations with us! We’re @artsandbricks and #artsandbricks on social.

Our Ghost Peek-A-Boo Cardboard Craft was especially created for a LEGO lovin' eight-year-old. We recycled our cereal boxes for the cardboard and used construction paper and plastic wrap. Our ghost is a Lego brick ghost! This craft encourages kids to explore nature and the vast amount of colors and textures that surround them. Bonus for older kids: it starts to teach how to frame a composition.
#ghost #craft #forkids #autumn #halloween #lego

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