Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to do some decorative handicrafts. And what would Halloween be without creepy ghosts? Next to Jack-o-lanterns, be crazy, Bats and creepy costumes are ghosts (and Haunted stories above) finally an absolute must! Today we will show you 75 eerie ideas and helpful instructions for ghost handicrafts, which of course even the smallest hobbyists can take part in. You will be surprised that most of these projects are very easy to do with everyday items that you may already have at home. You can of course personalize your ghosts to make them extra terrifying or as cute and cute as Casper himself.
Witches, spiders, ghosts – real essentials when it comes to Halloween decorations
Upcycle old canning jars with some acrylic
Add that certain something to your existing decoration
Make dolls even scarier than before
Easy to make cheesecloth ghosts
Nothing beats the classics! These cheesecloth ghosts have been around since the first bed sheet ghost and have been a real favorite in both kindergartens and at home ever since. They are super easy to make and there are so many ways to customize them – add wire to your shape to create arms, add cord and turn them into dolls, hang them from the ceiling or put them on . You can let them float freely or use cornstarch, craft glue, or even cement to make them stiff.
Most hobbyists use balloons as a base, but you can also use a styrofoam ball, paper cup, skull, or mask from the costume store. You just need to make sure that you can pull your base out from under the cheesecloth once it dries. Balloons are perfect for this because you can pop them easily. Here are all the supplies you need for a very classic version of the cheesecloth ghost:
- food starch
- Black felt
- plastic bottle
A different kind of family photo
Instructions for making cheesecloth ghosts
First, start by creating your base. Inflate the balloon, tape it to a plastic bottle, making sure that it stays upright. If you want your mind to have arms, twist some wire around the bottle and shape it however you like. Place newspaper under the base to catch drops while the ghost dries.
Now start making homemade starch glue. While you can find it at many craft stores, it costs a lot more than if you just make it yourself. Pour 2 cups of water into a microwave-safe container. Then add a cup of cornstarch and place the mixture in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until it thickens. It should take about 2 minutes total. Alternatively, you can do the entire process in a saucepan on the stovetop. Now put your starch glue aside for a few seconds to cool it down a bit.
Dip the cheesecloth in the starch and stir until completely coated. Gently wring it out and place it over your prepared base. Model it now, because once it is dry there is nothing you can do about it. Now let the whole thing dry completely. When it is stiff, carefully take the cheesecloth out of the mold and glue on two felt eyes and a mouth.
Now all you have to do is find a good place to place or hang your ghost and scare your friends with it.
Fix your ghost in the garden with some fishing line
trick or treat!
Such creative ghost costumes can be made from cheese cloths
Create a more party atmosphere with a matching garland
Let your ghost float freely through the living room
With face masks as a base, these ghosts look a lot creepier than with the classic black eyes and mouth
Make party pinata ghosts
In case you have your own this year Halloween party can organize one of these Pinatas be a real hit for the kids. If you want it to be destroyed and spit out candy, then make it out of paper mache. If you want it to just look like a pinata and actually just act as a decoration, use one instead Paper lantern as a base. For this interactive project you will need:
- Newspaper strips
- Craft glue
- Crepe paper (in black and white)
- duct tape
Instructions for making party pinata ghosts
Inflate the balloon, dip strips of newspaper into the glue and place them on top of the balloon until it is completely covered. Let it dry and repeat one or two more times. Pop the balloon, cut a small hole, and place your candy inside. Cover the hole and let it dry.
Cut off a crepe paper skirt, wrap it around your pinata with a little bit of overlap, and glue it in place. Shape the rest of your crepe paper into strips long enough to completely wrap around the lantern, cut fringes in them, and cover the entire pinata with it. Cut waves in the bottom of the crepe paper skirt.
Shape eyes and mouth out of black paper and glue them on. Poke two holes in the top and thread some string through it, then hang your spooky pinata and let the kids go wild with it.
Pinatas are great fun for young and old
Nice Casper gives the children sweets
Take inspiration from the ghost emoji
Set interesting accents
Whether cute or creepy, interactive or static, human-like or animal-like – you can make your ghosts as you imagine them. As always, don’t forget to prepare some appropriate haunted stories to tell after the crafting.
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Original poncho instead of sheets
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Colorful origami ghosts with funny googly eyes
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Spice up an old pillow with ghost tassels and fabric pencils
Make terrifying garden decorations yourself from rabbit wire
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