Friday, October 17, 2008

Ghostly Fun!!

I've never met a ghost and I never want too, but I can't resist a cute little ghost like Casper or Halloween ghosts that are smiling instead of looking freakishly scary. So if you are looking for scary ghost ideas, sorry! My ghostly ideas are for little ones who don't enjoy nightmares, but still like a little bit of Halloween fun!

Pop Up Ghost Puppet

Paper cup
Popsicle stick
White construction paper or white foam board
Black marker
Optional: googly eyes and glue


Cut out a small ghost from white paper or foam board.
Draw or glue eyes on the ghost.
Glue to the top of the Popsicle stick.
Cut a small slit in the bottom of a cup.
Insert the bottom of the stick through the cup.
Now you can hide your little ghost in the cup and have him play peek-a-boo!!

Tootsie Pop Ghost
Tootsie Pop or other favorite lolly!
White Tissue
Black marker
Yarn or ribbon

Put lollipop in middle of tissue(s). Tie the tissue around the lollipop. Put a ghostly face on with marker.

Visit Preschool Playbook to see her student's ghostly treats!! (Back to School Night Post)

Visit the following links for more ghostly fun!

Ghostly Garland
This looks like an easy and fun way to decorate. I'm going to try to make some garland this week for my mantle!!

Ghost Necklaces
Will definitely have to do this with my girls! My 6 year old LOVES glue! The more the better!!

Bootiful Treat Bags
Visit my Halloween Article at of the week) for this fun ghost craft!!

For more Halloween activities, check out this book from Usborne Books!

Have a "Boo"tiful Day! (o.k. I know it is corny, but I couldn't resist!!)



Sarah at SmallWorld said...

Very cute! My kids used to make tissue paper ghosts and hang them up all over the house! Love the Usborne book, too. I have Easter and Christmas but not Halloween.

Jen said...

Oool! You just gave me an idea!! For a Halloween party, you could hang the lolly pop ghosts on garland and the kids can take one when they leave- like a favor! or it might be more fun for the guests to make their own. Just a thought! Thanks for stopping by today!!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Cute ideas! I'll have to do this with my girls. Love your blog so much I've added you to my favorites and I have a little award waiting for you at my blog!

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