Whether you are a teacher or a parent, we all know that Halloween is a special time of the year for the youngsters in your life. Times are tough and with the recession still oncoming, parents and teachers alike need to find Halloween decorations that are cheap or free. Halloween decorations made from recycled materials are a great way to save money and at the same time, have special decorations that will allow the children to remember that Halloween for a lifetime.
One of the most popular of recycled Halloween decorations is the Halloween ghost. There are many variations of how to construct this ghoul from the dead, but by following a few simple guidelines, you can follow the standard instructions and still give it a personal flair of your own:
An old plastic gallon milk container works great for the head of your recyclable ghost. This size container works great for the center piece ghost. A center piece ghost is one that is almost life (or dead) size and will be the support for the body of the ghost. For smaller ghosts that you can attach to the ceiling or in a mobile, old ping pong balls or golf balls make great little heads.
There is a plethora of recyclable materials that you can use for your ghost. You can go with the traditional old bed sheet. Here is your chance to get creative. You don’t have to use the old white sheet, but use a floral sheet or something with a little flair and it will be noticed. Other recyclable materials that you can use for the body of your ghost could be a little of the beaten track, but fun anyways. You could use old bread bags, old plastic grocery bags, or many other materials that you would normally throw away or put in the recycle bin.
Putting It All Together
No matter what materials you decide to make your recyclable ghost with, it is know time to complete the easy task of putting the head and the body together. Simply put the head inside the sheet, bag, or whatever you decide and twist the sheet tight. Use a hair tie or a rubber band to hold the twist tightly. You may want to attach a string or rubber band to the top of the head for hanging. Use a sharpie or other decorations to finish up your ghost and your ready for some Halloween fun.