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, tulle, 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 tiny 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 Halloween Ghost Crafts
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. This article contains not one but two sets of instructions to make ghost crafts. Learn how to make ghost crafts and decorations from small to extra large with recycled tissue paper, white plastic bags, tulle, a pillowcase, or an old white sheet with either of the step-by-step directions below!
Use the small to medium ghost craft instructions to make a small to medium-sized Halloween ghost craft. And use the extra-large Halloween ghost decoration tutorial to make even bigger Halloween ghost decorations with an old white sheet or extra-large white garbage bag. Scroll down for both sets of instructions to make ghost crafts!
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Halloween Ghost Craft and Decoration Supplies
- New or recycled white tissue paper, white garbage bags, a roll of tulle, an old pillowcase, or an old white sheet
- Cotton balls, crumpled recycled paper or plastic bags, cloth scraps, old socks, or a balloon
- Monofilament line (fishing line)
- Permanent marker, black construction paper, or black felt or another type of fabric
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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 are listed after the small to medium ghost craft photo tutorial below.
Step 1 – Cut squares to make ghost crafts
- Use a pair of scissors to cut squares of tissue paper, fabric (tulle, an old sheet, or pillowcase), or white plastic garbage bags. We cut 10 to 12-inch squares to make ghost crafts, but they can be 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 on a work surface with filler on top
- First, offset the tissue paper, fabric, or plastic squares to show eight points (see step-by-step photo collage tutorial below).
- Next, 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 Squares 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 – Shape the Head For Each ghost craft
- First, cut a section of monofilament (fishing) line. One and a half to two feet is usually enough. If you are not going to hang the ghosts, use a shorter strand of monofilament string or a piece of Halloween ribbon.
- Next, tie the fishing line or ribbon 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 – Create a face for Halloween ghost crafts
- Use a black permanent marker to draw a simple face for each of the homemade Halloween ghost crafts and decorations.
- Or, cut shapes out of black felt, construction paper, or another type of fabric and glue them onto the face of each ghost.
Small to Medium Halloween Ghost Crafts Photo Tutorial
Extra Large DIY Halloween Ghost Decoration Instructions:
Homemade Halloween decorations and ghosts are always a hit with the kids. Learn how to make large ghost decorations out of an old white sheet or extra-large plastic bag with this easy step-by-step tutorial! Or, use a roll of tulle to make extra-large ghosts with the step-by-step directions above. Follow the directions below if you are using an old sheet to make your extra-large ghost decoration.
Step 1 – Cut a small hole in the middle of an old white sheet
- first, lay an old white sheet, plastic bag, or tule on the ground and pick it up from the center.
- Next, cut a tiny hole in the center of the plastic bag or fabric.
Step 2 – Blow up a balloon
Step 3 – Place large piece of fabric or plastic over the balloon
- Find the small hole you cut in the old sheet, tulle, or plastic bag 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 front will be in the right place when you hang it by holding the ghost decoration from the balloon before you start drawing.
- Or, cut shapes out of black felt or another type of fabric and glue them onto the face of the ghost decoration.
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.
- Then, 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, tulle, 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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