I finally found a book that I thought would work - "Ghosts in the House" by Kazuno Kohara. It's a really cute story about a little girl that moves into a house which is haunted by ghosts - but she is not afraid because she is a witch and a ghost collector at that! After capturing the ghosts she puts them into the washing machine and then uses them as curtains, a tablecloth and a few other things. What a clever little girl!
We give this book two thumbs up!
After the story we did a follow up craft. Since the story was about happy ghosts we had the kids make some happy little ghost "suncatchers."
All you need for the craft is Contact paper (you can find Contact paper where they sell shelf liners in the store) and random white crafting supplies like ribbon, tissue, glitter, etc. You also need scissors, tape and a pen (to draw the ghost - or you can cut the ghost out free hand if you're good at that!)
I found the idea here but instead of using felt to make the eyes we used googly eyes. Using contact paper was GREAT as it was sticky (but not too sticky) and definitely less messy than using glue!
Of course when Kailani came home from school she wanted to make one too:
Thanks so much to Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot for telling me about Michelle's blog! (How did I not already know?!?)