Graveyard Boogie

We love combining art and science for some creative fun. Add a little fun with Halloween science, and the result is magical. For our spooky scene, we created a graveyard. What is great about this project is that you can put your imagination to work. Create and bring any spooky scene to life with some static electricity. My kids were endlessly entertained watching the ghosts, ghouls or goblins they created boogie. Their dance moves are electrifying!

  1. Ages: 5 - 11

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Make your tree:

    Draw and cut out a spooky tree on black construction paper. At the base of the tree, fold back a tab and glue the tab / tree onto the cardboard or black chalkboard. If needed, cut out a tall, rectangular piece of construction paper to prop up your spooky tree. Glue one end of the tall rectangular piece onto the back of the tree, and the other end onto the black chalkboard.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Add tombstones:

    Cut tombstones out of black construction paper, and some pieces of grass out of the green construction paper. Just like step 1, fold back tabs to glue your tombstones and grass to your graveyard.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Create ghosts, ghouls, or goblins:

    Cut out ghosts from the white tissue paper. Using the black pen, draw faces onto the ghosts. Glue the bottom edge of the ghost to the back of the tombstones. My daughter wants to create witches that dance for her next Halloween scene!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Make them boogie:

    It's time to make the ghosts boogie. Inflate the balloon and rub it with a piece of wool felt. Then hold the balloon above your graveyard scene and move it back and forth. The static electricity will make the tissue paper ghosts rise and dance!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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