How to Make a Spooky Ghost Craft for Halloween

Spooky white ghosts flying in the breeze will welcome your visitors to your door. Making these ghosts from those piles of plastic shopping bags turn this into a great recycling craft as well. Have every member of the family make one to line your walkway or place in your yard.

Steps

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    See the materials you will need below.
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    Spray paint the wooden dowels black and let dry.
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    Lay a plastic bag flat on the table. Do not use the side of the bag with the writing on it.
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    Cut a square from each bag about 8-10" in size. If your plastic bags are transparent, you will want to layer several squares for each ghost. The bags I had were solid white so this was not necessary for the ghosts pictured above.
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    Place your square(s) on the table. Lay the end of one of the painted dowels in the center of the square.
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    Crumple up a sheet of newspaper into a small ball. Place this in the center of the square.
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    Gather the plastic around the base of the ball and dowel to make the head of your ghost. Add a white twist tie to the base of the head.
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    Use the black permanent marker to add a spooky face.
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    Push the end of the dowel into the ground.

Things You'll Need

  • 18" wood dowels - one for each ghost
  • Black spray paint
  • White plastic grocery bags
  • White twist ties or white cord
  • Black permanent marker
  • Newspaper

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Categories: Halloween Decorations