Halloween Crafts Season is almost here, and it’s time to start decorating for this spooky holiday. If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project to do with your kids, try making these ghostly paper towel ghosts . They’re simple to make, and they’ll add a ghostly touch to your Halloween decor. They can also be made with lollipops – providing a very quick and easy Halloween party favour or ghostly treat!
- White paper towels
- Wooden skewers or lollipops
- String, Baker’s Twine or Tape
- Pen or optional self adhesive Googly eyes
How to make a Paper Towel Ghost
Create the Paper Towel Ghosts
There are three ways to make your Paper Towel Ghosts (well, technically four.. as you can exchange the paper towels for white fabric scraps!!):
Method One: Lollipop Paper Towel Ghosts
Cut the paper towel to approximately 15 x 15 cm. It is a rough estimate and depends on the size of your lolly!
Cut a piece if string (black and white baker’s twine is fabulous, but you can also use a little tape).
Take your lollipop.
Hold the lollipop in your left hand (up right).
Place the paper towel over the lollipop – so that the lolli is at the centre of the paper towel.
With your right hand bunch the paper down around the lolly and secure with your bakers twine!
With a pen add a spooky ghost face. (You may need to experiment with different pens, as some may bleed into the paper.. if this is a probably use googly eyes or stick on paper eyes!).
Paper Towel Ghosts Method two:
If you don’t want to use lollipops for your ghosts (you may want to keep these up as decoration and not have your craft eaten up!!), you can use a wooden skewer and an additional piece of paper towel.
Scrunch one sheet of paper towel into a ball. You MAY need two pieces.
Now glue to the top of your skewer (try to push the skewer in a little so it glues around it).
And now repeat the steps from above
Third Way to Make Paper Towel Ghosts:
If you are making your paper towel ghoest as a garland, you don’t need the little sticks to peep out! So it is simple:
Scrunch up some paper towel until you have a nice head size (so this may be 2 or even three sheets).
Place in the centre of another paper towel.
As with the lollipop ghost, bunch the paper around the ball and secure with some black baker’s twine.
Add a spooky ghost face with pens that don’t bleed.
Tie to a longer piece of string to make a paper towel ghost garland!
Assemble the Ghostly Gathering
Assemble the Ghostly Gathering
Now that you have your paper towel ghosts, it’s time to assemble them into a spooky scene.
Ghostly Egg Carton Gathering
You can use an egg carton or cardboard box as a base for your ghostly gathering. Insert the wooden skewers/ lollipop base into the foam or cardboard, and arrange the ghosts as you like. You can also add additional spooky elements, like fake spider webs or plastic spiders.
Make Mason Jar Halloween Party Favors
Catch a little lollipop ghost in a mason jar, add some additional Halloween sweets and plastic spiders. Close the lid and add a black ribbon as a finishing touch!
Paper Ghost Garlands
As mentioned in method three above, these work wonderfully as paper ghost garlands too!
Enjoy Your Spooky Creation
Now that you’ve created your ghostly gathering, it’s time to enjoy it! Place it in a prominent spot in your home, and let the spookiness commence. You can also experiment by hanging your ghostly lollies from a string and get children pull them down. Or you can use them as a decorative ghost garland.
Making these paper towel ghosts is a fun and easy DIY project that you can do with your kids. The materials are simple and easy to find, and the steps are straightforward. Plus, you’ll end up with a spooky decoration that’s perfect for Halloween.
So gather your supplies and let the ghostly gathering begin!
Another lovely communiy orientated activity for the season of candy and treats, is of course Boo Your Neighbours. A lovely way to show kindness and pay it forward!
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