It’s officially that time of the year…
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.
Then I gathered some things I had around the house to make the ghost. I used white fabric, black puff balls, and ribbon.
Warning: These are highly addictive…once you empty them out…they just may disappear before your eyes.
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.
Then, place white fabric around the drum stick.
Tie it with a ribbon.
And add your eyes and mouth.
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!”
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!