Spooky season is well under way in our house, we haven’t sorted out our costumes yet but we’ve been super busy making some fun homemade Halloween decorations. Today I wanted to share with you these cute little toilet roll ghosts! They’re so easy to make and look fab too.
Here’s what we used
White paint and paintbrush
Black and white paper
Scissors and glue
How to make our toilet roll ghosts!
Take the tp roll and cut a wavy edge into one end of it before painting it white and popping it aside to dry.
Once the toilet roll has dried, add two eyes and a mouth to the front.
Cut out two arms and glue them down in place on the back of the toilet roll ghost.
Cut out 3-5 long strips of tissue paper and glue them around the inside of the bottom of the toilet roll tube.
Optionally add some string to the top of the toilet roll and the ghost is ready to display!
Can you believe that we are almost half way through August? it feels like only a blink ago that we were celebrating Christmas and now we have our sights set on one of our favourite times of year; Halloween! Halloween is always so much fun and we just love to decorate the house ready for trick or treaters to pay a visit. We had a great time making these little paper plate Halloween ghosts and cant wait to hang them up in our conservatory when October hits!
Here’s what we used
White crepe paper
How to make our paper plate Halloween ghosts
Take the paper plate and cut a wavy line around 2cm from the bottom.
Cut out two mitten shaped hands from the card and glue one on either side of the ghost’s paper plate body.
Cut out two large eyes and a mouth then glue it onto the ghost.
Cut out several long strands of white crepe paper and glue them onto the back of the paper plate along the wavy edge. Optionally add some string for hanging and the paper plate ghost is finished!
How cute are these little key rings? We bought a huge ball of white wool a little while ago and I’ve been trying to figure out something to use it on for a while now. Then, the other day I made some tassels to go on a cushion and my son was instantly obsessed with them. He used them as ghosts to play with alongside his scooby doo toys and that’s how we ended up inspired to make these cute little yarn tassel ghost key rings. They might look a bit tricky at first but once you have them figured out, it takes less than five minutes to make each key ring. Although, we only use one as a key ring at the moment as the others are tucked safely away inside my son’s favorite mystery machine toy!
Heres what we used
How to make our tassel ghost key ring
First you’ll need to take your cardboard box and cut out a rectangular shape. You’ll want the height of your piece to be the same length as you want your tassel to be.
Take your yarn and starting at the bottom, begin wrapping it around the center of your card. You’ll want to make sure that your yarn is secure but not so tight that it bends your card. Continue doing this until you reach your desired thickness and then cut off the yarn at the bottom – the same side as which you started.
Cut off another length of yarn and fold it in half. Tie the center point into a loop as you can see above.
Use the two loose ends of your loop to tightly tie it around and double knot at the center of your wrapped yarn.
Slide your yarn sideways off of your piece of card and then turn it inside out so that your loop is outside and at the top as you can above.
Place your scissors through the inside of your loop and then snip the loops open. I find the best way to get even lengths is to pull the scissors and loops downwards as I snip to ensure I’m at the center of each loop.
Take another length of yarn. Tie it just below the top of your tassel to make the head of your ghost.
Finish off by decorating your ghost with some eyes, a mouth and any cute little decorations that you want to add! Aren’t they just the cutest?
Halloween is right around the corner and if like me you’re getting behind on making or buying Halloween decorations, these Halloween paper ghosts are the perfect solution! They’re really simple to make, they don’t take a huge amount of time and they only require basic resources. Me and my son had loads of fun making them and can’t wait to stick them in the windows for the trick or treaters to see!
You will need
2 sheets of white A4 paper Black marker or Black paper Scissors Glue stick
To make the body of your ghost; take your two pieces of white paper and glue them together in the portrait position.
Use your scissors to Round off the top corners of your paper, This will make the head shape of your ghost. Then, take your scissors and cut strips into the bottom of your ghost that stretch just up past the join in your pieces of paper.
Using either your marker or your black paper, give your ghost two round eyes and a mouth.
Now, take your first strip and begin folding it using accordion folds (like a fan) by following a pattern of folding one way and then back the other. Repeat this step with the rest of your strips.
If you want to add hands to your ghosts, simply cut out two mitten shapes and glue them either side.
Your Halloween paper ghosts are finished! how great do these look?! I’d love to see how yours turned out, did you know you can now find me on Facebook too?
I can’t wait for Halloween! Dressing up and going to discos is so much fun for little ones. The idea for this craft randomly came in to my head and I just had to make it straight away! I hadn’t even considered the idea of Halloween cards until I received one from my nephew last year, I thought It was really sweet. The great thing about this Haunted house pop up craft is that it can be used as a card or just as a fun make. Either way, they look great when they’re done!
You will need
1 x Black card 1 x White card Black marker 1 x Orange paper Glue stick Scissors 2 x Googly eyes (optional) 1 x White paper (optional – if you want to write a message)
Take your black piece of card and lay it out landscape. Fold the left and right edges inwards to the centre of your card.
Take your two top corners and fold them to the centre line of your card to form a triangle. Open the folds back up and cut along the lines to create the triangle point of the roof.
Next take your orange paper. Place the bottom corners of you roof inline with the edge of your orange paper. Draw around your roof and then cut your shape out with scissors. You will then need to Cut directly down from the centre point of your orange triangle so that you have two equal sized triangles. Using glue stick your triangles on either side of your card.
To make the windows you will need two squares and two rectangles. For the door you will need to cut out an arch shape and then cut it in half. Position your shapes then stick them down. Don’t worry if they are wonky, it just adds to the spooky effect!
Next you need to finish decorating the front of your card. Using a black marker, we filled in the windows, added a couple of bats, a spider and the words; knock knock! we also glued two googly eyes on one of the windows to make it look like somebody was peeking out!
Now you will need to make the spring for your ghost, To do this you will need two strips of paper. Ours were roughly 20cm long. Place the two strips in an L shape and then fold each strip in turn back over the other one. Once you’ve finished your spring, glue down the ends so It doesn’t unfurl.
From your white card you will need to cut out the shape of your ghost. Once you have cut him out, draw on his face. We also added the word Boo!
Take your spring. Glue one end inside your card directly in the centre, glue the other end to the back of your ghost.
If you wish to write a message inside, cut out a rectangular shape from white paper. Glue it down on one side of your card and you can now make your message visible!
Your Haunted house pop up craft is finished! How great does it look!? I’d love to see how yours turned out, You can share them with me on Facebook and Twitter!