One of the best ways to ring in the Halloween holiday is by creating Halloween party crafts. Party crafts can be used to entertain children at a child’s party or passed out as party favors at adult parties. If you’re looking for Halloween party craft ideas, nothing is as spooky, simple and fun as the Ghost Lolly. They are inexpensive, easy to make, encourage creativity and can be made by children as young as five years old (with adult supervision, of course).
To make a Halloween Ghost Lolly, you’ll need a bag of lollipops, tissues or paper towels, ribbons or twist-ties, and markers. Any brand of lollipop will work, but Tootsie Pops seem to be the easiest to work with.
1. Wrap the tissue or paper towel around the lollipop, twisting tightly where the stem meets the candy. Be careful not to twist the tissue so tightly that the tissue tears.
2. Wrap a ribbon or twist tie around the ghost’s “neck” to keep the tissue in place. Ribbons are harder to work with than twist ties, so twist ties may be more appropriate for younger children. Moms and Dads may need to assist very young children with this step.
3. Use your markers to give the ghost a face. Have fun and be creative. Young kids may want to add more to their ghost than just a face.
4. Eat, play and enjoy!
Note: You may choose to perform Step 3 before Step 1. It’s easier to draw on the tissue when it’s lying on a flat surface. However, it’s hard to know exactly where the “face” will lie on the lollipop and how big it should be if Step 3 is performed before Step 1. The bunching of the tissue may also obscure part of the ghost’s face if it is drawn on before wrapping the lollipop in tissue.