Halloween treat ghosts

It’s officially that time of the year…

HALLOWEEN Month!

I LOVE this time of the year and don’t waste any time to get in the Halloween spirit by decorating the house and playing  Halloween music. You would think I was talking about Christmas over here!

To get in the Halloween spirit how about an interactive spooky song written and played by Bianca Merkley especially for How Does She readers.You can use a drum stick, maracas, microphone, or just clap your hands to the music.

Here is how to make a ghost maraca, drum stick, or even a microphone (that was my son’s favorite!)

First of all this doesn’t have to be an expensive or time consuming craft. Let the kids get involved and do it themselves. I used maracas I got at Target for a dollar and since I didn’t have a fancy drum stick like Bianca had in her video- I made one with a reese’s pieces candy thingy I found that sorta looked like a drum stick. Plus it had bonus candy for me to eat. ;)

Halloween treat ghosts

Then I gathered some things I had around the house to make the ghost. I used white fabric, black puff balls, and ribbon.

Halloween treat ghosts

Warning: These are highly addictive…once you empty them out…they just may disappear before your eyes.

Halloween treat ghosts

Then I decided to spray paint the maraca and drumstick white so the color wouldn’t show through the white fabric. Note: that was an additional step and totally not necessary. Also, if you do use spray paint- I recommend letting them air out fora day before using them- ours were pretty stinky until we let them air dry a bit more.

Halloween treat ghosts

Then, place white fabric around the drum stick.

Halloween treat ghosts

Tie it with a ribbon.

Halloween treat ghosts

Halloween treat ghosts

And add your eyes and mouth.

Halloween treat ghosts

Pretty simple right?

 Okay, I admit the mouth slightly resembles a nose. So, I recommend using black felt for the mouth or even googly eyes for the eyes. But again- it’s the more about having fun with the song so don’t stress if you don’t have a ghost drum or even a drum. Just sing a long and say “Boo!”

Halloween treat ghosts

Now, go and play the video again with your kiddos and dance along!  It’s a great way to have your child expressing themselves through movement and sound. Plus, you will be creating memories and bonding moments with one another that last a life time.

Happy Halloween month!

xo

For more of Bianca’s music- visit her at www.biancamerkley.com  or visit me at www.weedstowishes.com

Halloween treat ghosts

6 Comments
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  1. October 2nd, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Missy says:
    Yay!! I love halloween - this is so fun! I know what my two year old and I will be doing today.
    Thanks Cristi and Bianca!
  2. October 2nd, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Alison says:
    This is darling! Thank you for giving our family a fun thing to do tonight! I LOVE Bee's voice!
  3. October 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    Nesleirbag says:
    Such a cute ghost song - kids must love to sing with Bee!
  4. October 4th, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Sandra says:
    This is such a catchy song! I'm singing it all the time... So cute!
  5. October 4th, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Melissa T says:
    Love October because of Halloween! That and the fall colors :)So cute!!!
  6. November 1st, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    veronica Almeida says:
    That is such a cute song for kids!
    Not scary sounds or stuff like that. Love it!!
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