Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Super Easy To Make Halloween Ghosts

Super Easy To Make Halloween GhostsDecorations are a major part of any Halloween party.

You can pick up lots of bargains at local pound shops, Home Bargains, BM, Asda and Wilkinsons, especially if you buy them after Halloween for next year.

But nothing quite beats the home made ones - they are unique and often a fun way of getting children involved with the decorating process.

These little ghosts are so super easy to make and cheap to make too!

If you aren't having a party, why not use these to decorate your porch, and when you get trick or treaters, hand them out!

Super Easy To Make Halloween Ghosts
This is what you will need

All you need is:

* One wrapped, spherical lollipop per ghost
* One paper tissue per ghost
* Sticky tape (optional)
* A spool of white cotton
* Felt tipped pens in whichever colour(s) you choose


1. Decide how low you want them to hang and measure out the cotton to that length. I like to do all different lengths so it doesn't look too symmetrical.

Super Easy To Make Halloween Ghosts
Finished result!
2. Once you have your desired length measured out, double it up and add two inches.

3. Put the ends of the cotton together and lay flat so you have a doubled up length of cotton with a loop at one end.

4. Holding the lollipop upright, place the centre of the tissue on the top of it, and gather it in tight underneath the sweet part.

5. Put the loop end of the cotton against where you have pulled the tissue in and thread the length through the loop.

6. Pull tight, and wrap it around 4 times, pulling the length through the last wrap and pulling tight.

7. Draw a face on the head using felt tip pen - Experiment with colours and expressions! I have gone for a voodoo doll type on this one, but you can really go nuts here!

8. If you want the ghosts to hang vertically (like in the photo), attach the cotton to the back of the head with a tiny piece of sticky tape. You can skip this step if you want them to look lie they are flying!

9. All done! Simply hang them in place with the length of cotton!

Super Easy To Make Halloween Ghosts
Hanging up!
 
Cute, right?
 

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36 comments:

  1. what a simple but effective decoration. I should give these a try as the children want to do Halloween things this year.

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    1. Thank you :) They are ideal for children as they are so easy and there's not much mess!

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  2. That does look easy to make and doesn't need anything too difficult to source. If the weather's not so good at half term we might be doing some crafting.

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    1. Its a pretty safe bet the weather will be rubbish here lol :) Hope you enjoy your crafting!

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  3. I love easy-to-make tutorials! We're doing a very last minute Halloween so I need things that are quick and easy and can be done on the 30th :) x

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    1. Thank you :) These will be perfect for last minute, they take hardly any time at all x

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  4. Super, these are brill! I much prefer homemade decorations, we've always had loads of fun making stuff and decorating the house with our creations :)

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    1. Thank you :) I prefer them too because you can put your own slant on them!

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  5. Debbie. This is such a cool little idea. I love quick activities which are fun but don't take too much time. This would be ideal for Sylvy and I.

    Angela x

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    1. Thank you :) You two would have a great time doing them - let me know how it goes! x

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  6. That turned out great Debbie & it's so simple to make. My kids would enjoy helping to make these. I love that you can decorate them as you'd like so you can make friendly ghosts too :) x

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, if you are doing them for really young children, you could easily make them friendly! x

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  7. Very clever and simple to make.I need to get some of these up in our living room window.

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    1. Thank you :) They'll look brilliant in a window!

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  8. Such a great idea.
    Hope it turns out just as good as it looks when you did it, when i try it.

    Ana
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    1. Thank you :) I'm sure it will, I'm generally not a craft type person so if I can do it, anyone can!

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  9. Ahh so simple but so effective! Thats my kinda crafting! We're having a kids halloween party next week so will definitely put these on my to do list! :)

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    1. Mine too :) Hope your party goes well!

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  10. These look so easy to make, I have no artistic talent but I think I might be able to manage these. I wasn't going to put up decorations but might do something between this and carving a pumpkin! Great post idea :)

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    1. I am exactly the same, if I can make these, seriously anyone can! Thank you :)

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  11. Fab idea and so easy to make! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  12. Seriously easy alright. I haven't thought of making any Halloween crafts with my boy other than carving 2 pumpkins. I might add this to my list.

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    1. It'll be a lot less messy than the pumpkin pulp all over lol :)

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  13. These are so effective for something so easy - brilliant idea! #binkylinky

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. These look super duper easy to create plus you get the lolly at the end of the halloween period- bonus!
    #weekendblogshare

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    1. They really are! And I agree, anything that gives you a lolly at the end is a winner lol :)

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  15. Such a simple yet effective idea!! I think even I can handle that!! X

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    1. Thank you :) If I can make them, anyone can! x

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  16. These are so easy to do but really effective. I've seen a few around on blogs this year - great for kids to help with.

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    1. They are easy, if I can do them, anyone can! I love the way they look too :) Definitely a good one for the kids to help out on!

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  17. This idea is great! So simple for kids to make xx


    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, and very little mess so a bonus for parents! Thanks for hosting :)

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  18. These are great!! My boys would want to eat the lollies lol. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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    1. Thank you :) It is rather tempting lol! Thanks for hosting x

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