When you are thinking of Halloween crafts to take part in, you may decide you want to make a ghost. How can you forget ghosts when thinking of Halloween crafts? Ghosts are spooky, after all!
There are different ways of making ghosts, one of them using paper plates. This Halloween craft is so easy, that both children and adults can take part in it. Here are the materials and directions on how to make paper plate ghosts!
Note: Depending on the age and child, adult supervision may be necessary, as it will involve the use of scissors, tape (which has a sharp edge to cut the tape), and possibly push pin. We want to all be safe during this fun Halloween craft!
White construction paper (optional).
Black markers, crayons, or colored pencils (other colors are optional).
Glue or tape.
Hole puncher (optional).
Push pin (optional).
1. Cut out a paper plate or the white construction paper as the ghost’s body. You can decide on the shape of the body, and cut it however you please.
2. If you are planning to decorate the body, then do so with the markers, crayons, or colored pencils. You can only stick with the color black or you can make your ghost multicolored.
3. You will now use another paper plate as the head of the ghost. You can cut the paper plate into a smaller circle or leave it as it is.
4. Use the black markers, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate the ghosts head. You can give them a whole face or only draw the eyes. You can use other colors if you would like, but this is completely up to you.
5. Glue or tape the upper edge of the body to the back of the lower edge of the head. Be sure to leave room for the glue or tape, so it will not fall apart. You should also be sure to let the glue dry completely.
6. Now you can hang up your paper plate ghost. You can do this in two ways:
A. Use a hole puncher to punch a hole at the top of the ghost (usually the top of his head). Carefully tie a piece of string through the hole (be careful not to rip the ghost). Then you can tie or tape the other end of the string to whatever you would like to hang the ghost from. You can also let any children involved hold the other end of the string and carefully make the ghost fly themselves.
B. Use a push pin or a piece of tape (use the tape on the back, so you do not rip the front of the ghost) to attach the ghost to the wall.
Repeat steps 1-6 for as many paper plate ghosts as you are creating.
Now that you know how to make paper plate ghosts, you can use this craft for quite a few activities! You can decorate your home or classroom with paper plate ghosts for the Halloween season or just for a party! You can make one ghost, a few ghosts, or a bunch of them! You can even make some scary, some silly, and others friendly! You can make your paper plate ghosts in any way you would like. Just be creative, use your imagination, and have fun! Happy Halloween!