Thursday, October 25, 2012
The ghost garland is made from off-white construction paper, cut with a simple ghost template that I made from a piece of cardboard. My daughter traced and cut the ghosts and helped apply the googly eyes. I punched 2 holes in the top of each, threaded them on the ribbon and added the bows.
The ghost mobile is made of paper dinner napkins. We separated the 2-ply napkins into their thin layers and overlapped them askew so there were 8 points instead of 4. We stuffed the heads with tissues or more napkins and tied the necks with narrow ribbon. I threaded a large yarn needle with package ribbon and pushed it through the ghosts to make the mobile. The eyes were drawn on with a sharpie marker.
Finally, this "trashy" ghost is made of white kitchen trash bags filled with newspaper and tied with a ribbon. My daughter made several of these, many of which are hanging outside since they are weatherproof! She designed unique faces for each one with a black marker.
Even with only a few days left until Halloween, these simple ghostly decorations can be made with time to spare!