October 19, 2009 by Shannon
This Ghostly Ghoul Wreath is a quick, cheap and easy Halloween craft that you can make with the kids in under a half an hour, using items you probably already have around the house! These little ghosts are cute, quirky, and the more imperfect they are, the better.
What you’ll need:
- Wreath-shaped object (I used a plain craft store wreath I had in the garage, but you could also just cut a circle out of cardboard or poster board.)
- Cotton balls
- Tape (I think double-sided tape works best, but you could easily make tape rolls instead.)
- Black marker
- Place a cotton ball in the center of a tissue and gather the tissue around each ghost’s neck.
- Put a small piece of tape on the back of the ghost’s head and stick to the wreath. Repeat until the wreath is covered.
- Draw mouths and eyes on the ghosts’ faces with the black marker. Fan out the tissues a bit, to make sure the wreath is completely hidden, and it’s ready to hang! (Perhaps near your Jack O’ Lantern Jars?)
Kellan informed me that he was too busy building block houses for his invisible friends to help me make this wreath. But making the ghosts would have been simple for his little hands to manage, and he could have easily helped stick them to the wreath. I don’t know how well he would have managed to draw on the eyes and mouths, so perhaps that part of the craft is better left to parents and/or older kids. But the simplicity of this project makes it very kid-friendly!
Don’t miss this easy Halloween craft how-to: Jack O’ Lantern Jars!
Another note: In light of the passing of our Great Grandpa Bruce, we will be spending a lot of time with family and I will probably not be posting much over the next several days. Hope you have a good week. I’ll be back soon.