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!
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:
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.
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.
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?