This DIY tissue paper ghost craft is a simple classic Halloween decoration for both kids and adults. Even toddlers and preschoolers will have fun making these with some help.
They can be made in any size and you can even use recycled tissue paper to make this super easy craft idea. Make some for some ghostly fun today!
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Tissue Paper Ghost Craft
- White tissue paper (we upcycled some that my daughter received with some birthday gifts. Don’t have any? Click on the link.)
- Cotton balls
- Monofilament line (121 lb – 5.5 kg – fishing line)
- Black Pen
Step 1 – Cut Squares of tissue paper
You can use any size square you would like. We liked making ghosts that were 10 to 12-inch squares the best, but it really depends on how you will be using them. When you use small squares the little ghosts can sit on a table top.
Experiment to find the perfect size ghost for your purposes. You may decide to make ghosts of several different sizes. Don’t worry about making perfect squares, the sloppy ones just add to the ghostly appeal.
Step 2 – Place Two Squares on Work Surface with Cotton Ball on Top
Offset the tissue paper squares so that eight points are showing (see photo on left below).
Step 3 – Wrap Tissue Paper Around Cotton Ball
See photos below.
Step 4 – Tie Monofilament Line Around Neck
Cut a section of monofilament (fishing) line. One and a half to two feet works well unless you know you will need more. If you won’t be hanging these you can use a shorter strand. Tie it around the neck of the ghost to secure the cotton ball in place and create the head.
Step 5 – Draw Face on Ghost
Use a black pen to draw a simple face.
Repeat as needed.
Making ghosts out of tissue paper is a classic Halloween craft. They are simple to make for kids and adults of all ages. All you need is about 20 minutes and a few supplies you may already have around your house.
My daughter likes to use these for imaginative play as she flies them around the house, while I like to use them to decorate our trees, ceilings, and windows for parties and Halloween night.
Make some for some ghostly fun today!
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