Boo! It's Time To Make Your Halloween Spook Decoration
If Halloween is just around the corner, you've little time to prepare. But
there is good news. You have plenty of time to make several of these little
holiday craft ghosts to decorate for your Halloween party, or just to hang
outside the door to spook those little goblins.
Supplies for Making a Halloween Ghost
As you can see by the illustration above, the parts for making the spooky
little ghost in the inset are few, simple, and inexpensive.
For one ghost, all you'll need are the following:|
A white handkerchief.
A 1 1/4" diameter styrofoam ball.
A 1 3/4" or 2" diameter styrofoam ball.
A piece of white bump chenille.
A length of string or ribbon.
A good place to get a cheap supply of handkerchiefs for this project is
at your nearest 99 cent store.
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Making the Ghost's Body
The the little ghosts' body is little more than a form to drape the
To make it, put glue on the ends of the toothpick and push it into the
two styrofoam balls as shown. Also put a bit of glue on the balls where they
Cut two lengths of the bump chenille and glue into the upper region of the
large styrofoam ball, as shown.
The chenille lengths make the arms, and you can bend them into whatever
shape you wish.
Finishing the Little Halloween Ghost
To finish the ghost, first paint a ghoulish face on a section of
handkerchief near the center before you wrap it over the styrofoam ball. If you
try to paint the face after draping the handkerchief over the styrofoam ball,
the paint tends to react with the ball.
Next, drape the handkerchief over the small ball, and tie a string or
ribbon around the neck (a ribbon was used in this instance).
To make a hanger out of the little ghost,poke a hole through the
handkerchief and into the top of the ghost's head with a toothpick. Put
glue on the ends of a loop of string or ribbon, and push the loop ends
into the hole with a toothpick. Break off the toothpick flush with the
Now your little ghostly spirit is ready to swing in the breeze and
scare (or at least entertain) your Halloween guests.