Two fun & friendly ghost crafts that kids will love

My inbox is haunted! Yesterday, this spooky apparition mysteriously appeared via e-mail – a Sweet Yarn Ghost Family designed by Patty Schaffer. It’s an easy Halloween craft that’s not at all spooky. And I have one more easy Halloween craft to share today – a pair of silly, Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts designed by Dondi Richardson. Make one, make both, and get in the spirit of Halloween!

Super-cute Yarn Ghosts. Fun to make, kids will love 'em!

Patty used a wonderfully textured yarn to make these Sweet Yarn Ghosts. You can use whatever yarn you have on hand, from a smooth & silky yarn to wildly fuzzy eyelash yarn.

To make the Sweet Yarn Ghosts, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: assorted cones (Patty used 3” x 2” cones for the little guys, and a 6” x 3” cone for the mama)
  • Yarn, white
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Felt, black
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; serrated kitchen knife & old candle OR bar of soap (optional – see Step 1 below)

To make the Sweet Yarn Ghosts:

Adorable ghosts made with yarn and cones of Styrofoam brand foam.

Kids will have a blast making fun faces for their own yarn ghosts.

1. Depending on the sizes of your cones, you might want to cut an inch or so from the top to keep them in proportion. For example, Patty decided the 6” cone was too tall when paired with the 3” cones, and she sliced 1” from the top of the 6” x 3” cone. For easier cutting, first wax your knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap.

2. Adhere double-sided tape to sides of cone. Starting at the top, wrap yarn round & round the cone till you reach the bottom. If needed, add a few craft pins to help hold the yarn in place.

3. Glue on wiggle eyes.

4. Add a small mouth cut from black felt.

These ghosts remind me of Cousin It in the Addams family. Fun craft!

Style your Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts. You can go flat, or . . .

Cute, fun fur ghosts. You can even style the fur so it's flat or fluffy.

You can go fluffy! Shake them upside down to fluff out the fur, or smooth it down with your hands.

To make the Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 6” x 3” & 9” x 4” cones
  • Fun Fur, white
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; marker; straight pins

To make the Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts:

1. Place Fun Fur face down on table, and position foam cone along one edge. Roll the cone across the back of the Fun Fur while tracing the bottom curve with a marker. Roll cone back to the edge, tracing the curve at the top of the cone. Add a 1” square “tab” along the top edge; this will fold over and cover the top of the cone.

2. Cut out fur.

3. Wrap fur around the cone and glue edges to cone. Fold down and glue tab to top of cone. Use pins to hold fur in place while glue dries. Trim excess fur, if needed. Let glue dry.

Close up of Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghost

Glow-in-the-dark wiggle eyes would be fun, too.

4. Shake the cones upside-down to fluff the hair. Blow hair from face and glue eyes in place.

I think I’ll add these to our weekend craft list! What are you crafting for Halloween?

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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  5. artclubblog says:

    These ghosts are amazing. I love them! Just pinned them on my Pinterest Halloween board. Hope you don’t mind.

  6. Great guest post!! Patty is so creative:) Just posted about this over on Craft Gossip! Happy Halloween!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=4917

  7. Katiria says:

    Love the Fuzzy Wuzzy ghosts, where am I going to find space to put all these cute crafts??

  8. Patty S says:

    AH! hahaha! I LOVE the fuzzy ghosts! They are so cute thay made me giggle! (They remind me of those troll pencil toppers that when you rub the pencil between your palms the hair goes wild.) Great fun projects and yes, they are kid friendly!!!!! :-)

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