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!
Eek! I can’t believe that Halloween is only two weeks away! with everything that’s been going on, this year seems to have passed us by twice as fast as usual. We won’t be able to go to any parties this year or out trick or treating but we’re still planning to make the most of it with some fun crafts, (just like these spooky toilet roll mummies!) a movie and a bucketful of treats! I’m thinking something scooby doo, my son is a a huge fan of the tv shows and for him it’s not too scary. I’d love to hear any movie suggestions though if anyone has any to share!
What are your Halloween plans with your little ones? we’d love to hear them!
Here’s what we used
Black paint and paintbrush
How to make our spooky toilet roll mummies
First take your tp roll and coat it in black paint before putting it aside to dry.
Once dry, add two eyes to the tp roll mummy. We used extra large wiggly eyes but you could use any type!
To make the mummy’s bandages take the newspaper and cut out several thin strips. Glue one side of each strip and wrap it around the body of your toilet roll. Pop it aside to dry and once it’s fully dry its ready to display or play with!
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?