Halloween Craft: Boo Ghosts

by mssinglemama on October 11, 2010

Having a real house now and being a mom blogger, I feel slightly obligated to write a craft post.

And because I pulled off creating said craft I feel quite proud and accomplished. You should know, this house brings out my matronly, mama bear side of me. It’s somewhat frightening but I’m embracing the comfort, the sounds and the smells. Pumpkin candles, Benjamin and John playing in his room while I’m in the kitchen (although usually not bare foot). Anyway, you get the idea…

A few weekends ago, Benjamin and I made a journey to the craft store and came back with a few goodies so we could spend an afternoon making some scary Halloween decorations.

I kept it easy to stay on pace with his four year old attention span. Benjamin’s best friend Sydney, a big six year old, joined us and while Benjamin hopped from making ghosts, she drew faces. You can get even more creative and use colored sheets or make ears and other fun, scary accessories out of felt.

To make these Hallowee Boo Ghosts you’ll need:

1. Ball of black yarn.

2. Foam balls.

3. At least one cute child.

But the more the merrier.

4. One old white sheet. Cut into even squares, about 10 inches wide and long.

5. And a permanent marker or black washable marker, depending on age of said children.

Have the kids wrap the foam balls in the sheets and then tie the yarn around the little ghost necks. Then the kids can draw faces. I decorated our nook with the ghosts when we were done.

Benjamin loves them but John Bear is a little creeped out. In fact, he says all of my Halloween decorations are “disturbing.” And then I say, “but that’s the entire point.”

Oh, what is a girl to do with a John Bear? Have I told you about the time I faked my own attack while we were staying at a cabin? Maybe another day. Not yet. Need more time for him to get over it.

Do you have any awesome Halloween craft ideas? Leave a link in the comments.

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Anna October 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Actually carved my very first pumpkin a couple of years ago. I think I’m a little behind on the whole Halloween decorating thing…

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christine October 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

you know what also works for this craft, if you don’t have any old white cloth? remay. that row cover, gardening cloth frost protection stuff. it’s super cheap (like $0.25 a yard) and gauzy and ghost-like in appearance already.

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mssinglemama October 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm

That kind of cloth would be SO much cooler. Thanks for sharing.

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Sam October 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

We made a wreath were we hot glued black roses that had silver sparkles on a round stick wreath and then put a sparkly owl at the bottom. I was really proud as I am not crafty at all.

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mssinglemama October 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

That’s me… not crafty at all. Glad I’m not the only one.

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Camille October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

Too cute! Looks like fun! :)

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Alex F October 13, 2010 at 3:46 am

Oohh I’m totally going to make these. My daughter is 3 and obsessed with drawing faces. What a perfect Halloween craft to draw faces on :D Thx!!

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russian lady October 13, 2010 at 9:54 am

Beautifully turned out crafts. Main kids liked it.

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Megan Jeffery October 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Is there something floopy with your forms? I comment all the time, and they almost never show up.

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Sara B October 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

Just forwarded you a craft email from Better Homes and Gardens that has all kinds of crafts, free pumpkin stencils, etc.

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Russian girl December 11, 2010 at 7:33 am

The last picture impressed me a lot! Creative, fresh, simple toreproduce and really good idea!

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