Make a small Halloween ghost craft or a large ghost decoration with these easy ghost craft tutorials. Ghost crafts are fun for kids and adults of all ages to make for Halloween.
Make a Halloween ghost craft out of tissue paper, a plastic bag, or an old white sheet–a classic Halloween craft for both kids and adults. Ghost crafts also make an easy Halloween decoration idea made in any size from super small to extra large for indoor or outdoor use. Even toddlers and preschoolers will have fun making Halloween ghosts!
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How to Make a Halloween Ghost Craft
Halloween ghost crafts are an easy DIY Halloween decoration that toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages can make at home or in the classroom. Learn how to make ghost crafts and ghost decorations from small to extra large with recycled tissue paper, white plastic bags, a pillowcase, or an old white sheet!
Use the small to medium ghost craft step by step directions to make a small to medium-sized Halloween ghost craft. The large Halloween ghost decoration tutorial makes an extra-large Halloween ghost decoration with an old white sheet or extra-large white garbage bag.
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Halloween Ghost Craft and Decoration Supplies
- New or recycled white tissue paper, white garbage bags, an old pillowcase, or an old white sheet
- Cotton balls, crumpled recycled paper, cloth scraps, old socks, or a balloon
- Monofilament line (fishing line)
- Permanent marker
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Small to Medium Halloween Ghost Craft Directions
Learn how to make a ghost craft or a ghost decoration of any size with these simple Halloween ghost tutorials. Step by step instructions for an extra-large Halloween ghost decoration with an old white sheet can be found after the small to medium ghost craft photo tutorial.
Step 1 – Cut squares of tissue paper (or plastic garbage bags, an old white sheet or pillowcase) to make ghost craft
Use scissors to cut squares of tissue paper, fabric, or plastic. We cut 10 to 12-inch squares to make ghost crafts, but they can be made in any size you like. When you use small squares to make ghost crafts, the little ghosts can sit on a tabletop.
Experiment to find the perfect size ghost craft for your purposes. You may decide to make ghosts of several different sizes. Don’t worry about making perfect squares; the sloppy ones add to the ghostly appeal.
Step 2 – Place two squares of tissue paper on a work surface with a cotton ball or other filler on top
Offset the tissue paper squares to show eight points (see step by step photo collage tutorial below). Place a cotton ball, a crumpled piece of paper, a cut-up old sock, or fabric scraps on top of the squares.
Step 3 – Wrap the tissue paper around the filler to make the Halloween ghost head
Gently wrap the squares around the filler to create the head of the ghost craft or decoration.
Step 4 – Tie a section of monofilament line around the neck of your ghost craft
Cut a section of monofilament (fishing) line. One and a half to two feet is usually enough.
If you aren’t hanging the ghosts, use a shorter strand of monofilament string or a piece of Halloween ribbon. Tie it around the neck of your Halloween ghost craft to secure the cotton ball (or other filler) in place to create the head of the Halloween ghost craft.
Step 5 – Draw a face on your Halloween ghost craft
Use a black pen to draw a simple face for each of the homemade Halloween ghost crafts and decorations you make.
Small to Medium Halloween Ghost Decoration Photo Tutorial
Extra Large DIY Halloween Ghost Decoration: How to Make a Sheet Ghost Decoration
Homemade Halloween decorations and ghosts are always a hit with the kids. Learn how to make large white sheet ghost decorations with this easy step by step tutorial!
Step 1 – Cut a small hole in the middle of an old white sheet
Lay the old white sheet on the ground and pick it up from the center. Cut a tiny hole in the center of the white sheet.
Step 2 – Blow up a balloon
Step 3 – Place the old white sheet over the balloon
Find the small hole you cut in the old sheet and place the balloon’s knot through it.
Step 4 – Tie a section of monofilament line (fishing string) to balloon
Tie a 1 – 4-foot section of the monofilament line or fishing string to the knot on the balloon.
Step 5 – Use a permanent marker to draw a cute friendly or spooky face on your Halloween ghost decoration.
Hold the balloon with the sheet over it on your lap and draw a friendly or spooky ghost face onto the old white sheet. Ensure that the face will be in the right place when you hang it by holding the ghost decoration from the balloon before you start drawing.
Step 6 – Hang Ghost Decoration
Tie the monofilament line to a small nail, a tack, the branch of a tree, a flagpole, or anywhere else a Halloween ghost decoration can be hung. Make a few more Halloween ghost decorations outside for even more ghostly fun.
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Halloween Ghost Crafts and Ghost Decoration Ideas
Making ghosts out of tissue paper, plastic bags, or an old white sheet is a classic Halloween craft and decoration for both kids and adults. Make any of these DIY Halloween ghost decoration ideas with the kids for some ghostly fun!
My daughter likes to use the Halloween ghosts that she makes for imaginative play as she flies them around the house, while I like to use them to decorate our trees, ceilings, and windows for Halloween parties on Halloween night.
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