We are a bare foot family. I think that is important for you to know. I have DETESTED socks since I was a little one – I couldn’t stand the feel of them on my feet! As such, I get itchy just looking at my kids wearing socks, and so – they have grown up used to bare toes — even in the winter.
But my hubby, he is not used to bare toes. And though he puts up with me passing along my sock phobia to my little ones, he insists on wearing socks in the winter. Odd.
So we do have socks in the house and as it turns out, socks really are not very fond of me either. I can not seem to keep them in pairs. We have evolved into having a “sock bin” where all the socks in our household live, unmatched. If my kids decide it necessary to get some you can be assured they NEVER match.
Anyways – all of this is but a prelude to our latest craft. A craft that is certainly not helping with the matching of socks in our household.
We have been creating SOCK-ingly spooky ghosts!
This craft is very simple, great for little ones practicing cutting skills, and when complete a neat sensory activity too!
We simply took a big white sock (though the size and the colour do not matter) and cut strips from the ankle part of the sock (that tight, itchy, can’t stand the feel on my ankle part) up to about the heel.
This took a bit of practice as it is a little bit harder to cut then paper. A great activity for my 4 year old to conquer.
Next, we stuffed the toe of the sock (that frustrating toe with the pointless, agitating line that runs across all 5 toes) with some napkins. You could use newspaper, fliers, another sock, really anything.
After, we stuck a stick inside the sock sideways and cut two tiny holes out of the top to hang twine through.
We drew a spooky face on the ghost and hung it from our kitchen light nice and low so everyone would get a frightful spook multiple times a day. We have since lowered it even more so the boys can walk through the cut fabric – since that is absolutely hilarious when you are under 5. HILARIOUS I tell you!
I was looking through the archives from last year and also came up with these cute ghost crafts you might be interested in:
And these Facial Tissue Ghosts
They are a great way to get little ones into the fun and spooky holiday ahead!
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