When it comes to Halloween decorations, if it moves, flies, howls or lights up - children are immediately drawn to it. Add a little spooky, flying fun to your Halloween decorations this year by making a set of four flying upcycled Halloween ghosts using supplies that you probably already have on hand. Read on to learn how to get started.
What You Will Need
- something for the head
Step 1: Get Cutting
Using your scissors, cut the one larger sheet into 4 smaller square sheets.
Step 2: Get Threading
Add twine to a needle and thread it through the middle of the sheet (make sure to tie off the end).
Step 3: Get Tying
Cut the needle from the twine and secure the pieces together with a double-knot.
Step 4: Get Stuffing
Add anything round for the head, we used batting from an old pillow that had a hole in it. You could use old clothing, a ball, or scrap fabric remnants.
Step 5: Get Hanging
Tie a a piece of twine tightly around the neck of the ghost, secure with another double-knot, remove extra twine.
Step 6: Get Decorating
Give your child a marker and allow him to create a ghost face – repeat these steps to make 3 more ghosts.
Step 7: Get Spooking
Use your scissors to cut the bottom of the ghost to make it look spookier.
Step 8: Get Flying
Hang your ghosts outside and watch them “fly” in the wind. You can also hang them inside your home for a festive way to greet Halloween party guests.