Halloween Ghost Craft

Boo! Last week I asked Sissy what she wanted to do on her day with mommy. She replied, “Play a game, make a project and play with my dollies.” A list I was happy to oblige. I dreamed up a pumpkin craft I thought would be perfect, but when it game time to make said pumpkin she told me, “No, I want to make a ghost.” So with a last-minute change of plans our pumpkin craft was turned into a super cute Halloween Ghost Craft.

Halloween Ghost Craft
And you know what. I think I love the ghost even more than my pumpkin idea!

This craft is so easy it could easily be done with toddlers, so I almost called it a toddler ghost craft. But then, sniff sniff, I remembered my almost four year old isn’t a toddler any more! So it is just a kids ghost craft (that toddlers can do too).

For the preschool group, one of the great things about this craft is that it is a great way to practice those cutting skills. (A skill Sissy needs lots of practice with!)

Learning To Cut
(Why yes, temporary tattoos are Sissy’s favorite accessory!)


  • White paper (I used construction paper)
  • Contact paper
  • White tissue paper (I used white sparkle paper because I had it)
  • Black construction paper


Draw a simple ghost shape on a piece of white paper, let your shape take up most of the paper. Then mimic that shape about an inch inside the larger shape. Cut out the large outline, and then cut out the center.

Kids Craft Ghost
Cut tissue paper into 1.5 – 2 inch strips, and then show your little one how to cut off pieces approximately 2 inches long. Once I showed Sissy how to cut, I let her go with it. So some pieces were a half inch, some where 3. Whatever works.

Cut circles out of black construction paper. You can hand cut the circles, but I used my Fiskars medium circle punch and my large circle punch.

Place the ghost frame on a piece of contact paper, sticky side up.

Let your little crafter fill the frame with pieces of tissue paper. Placing the black circles on top to form a face.

Ghost Craft
Cover the entire ghost with another piece of contact paper (sticky side to sticky side). Cut out the ghost shape, leaving a little margin around the edge to keep the contact paper stuck together.

Hang in the window. Happy Halloween.

Halloween Ghost Craft

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  1. Hey there! I’m over from the “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” linky party! This ghost craft is adorable. My kids would absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be pinning it for sure!

  2. That is such a simple and yet very cute craft. Your little miss is adorable.

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