Friday fun: A sweet, ghost craft & Halloween giveaway

I have the sweetest ghost craft for kids today. Take a look at his face – he looks more scared of us than we are of him, yes? You’ll need a white stretch glove to make the Glove Ghostie. When I featured the Handful of Pumpkins made from gloves, I had several questions about where to find the gloves. I’ve found them at Jo-Ann Stores, Target, WalMart, and various dollar stores. I also have one more Halloween giveaway today, so read on. (Please note: This giveaway is closed.)

Super cute! Easy to make with a white stretch glove and two balls of Styrofoam brand foam.

To make a Glove Ghostie, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3″ & 1-1/2″ balls
  • White stretch glove
  • White thread
  • Fiberfil stuffing – just a handful
  • Foamie sheet in white
  • Half-round beads, 5mm in black
  • Black fabric, tiny scrap
  • Thick, white craft glue OR low-temp glue gun*
  • Tools needed: Scissors; toothpick; sewing needle; fine line marker in black
Such a cute Halloween kids' craft! Glove Ghostie is made with a glove and Styrofoam balls.

Glove Ghostie by Kathleen George.

To make a Glove Ghostie:

1. Twist together the two balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam so that they fit together snugly. Place glue on ends of toothpick and insert into one flat end of a ball. Spread a little more glue on the ball and glue the two balls together. Let glue dry.

2. Turn the glove inside out. Where the fingers meet the hand portion of the glove, sew the first (pointer) and fourth fingers together. Cut off the first and fourth finger, 1/8” from the seam line.

3. Fill the thumb and pinkie fingers with a small amount of stuffing.

4. Insert the ghost body into the glove, and pull the glove down until the cuff of the glove is below the bottom of the body and the head is smooth.

5. Cut a 2” circle from the foamie sheet. Glue the edge of the glove cuff to the foamie circle.

6. Cut little hands from the foamie sheet, and glue to the ends of the thumb and pinkie.

7. Glue on half round beads for eyes. Draw on eye brows with a marker.

8. Cut out a tiny oval from black fabric and glue on for a mouth.

This is such a fun time of the year to craft, and you can never have too many craft ideas. So, I’m sharing my magazine stash with you today. I have two magazine collections to give away. Each collection includes:

  • Better Homes & Gardens Halloween Tricks & Treats
  • Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts
  • Celebrate! With Woman’s World
  • Stitch Craft Create Gifts
You could win these magazines. Giveaway on Crafts 'n Coffee till 10-14-13. a

I’m giving away two sets of these holiday craft magazines!

If you’d like to win one of these magazine collections, tell me about a Halloween tradition at your house. To be sure you get these magazines before Halloween, I have a tight time frame for this giveaway. Please leave your answer by Monday, October 14, midnight, and I’ll announce the two winners on Tuesday, October 15.

**Please note: This giveaway is closed.**

Happy crafting!


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65 Responses to Friday fun: A sweet, ghost craft & Halloween giveaway

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  2. Cute! I am not sure where to sew the two (1 and 4 together) can you help?

    • Sharon says:

      Ah, that is somewhat confusing. You don’t sew the fingers together. You stitch along each finger where it meets the hand part of the glove. Once you have stitched this seam, you cut off each fingers. Does that help clarify it? Please let me know if you have other questions. I’d love to see your Glove Ghost when it’s finished — be sure to share a photo. Thank you. Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. Ana Marcela Herrera says:

    I make Halloween candies.

  4. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Even though we don’t have children, we love to decorate our home outside with lights, blowmold figures, pumpkins, etc…so festive.

  5. Lindy says:

    My sister in law dresses up like a witch and hides in the bushes; when a trick or treaters show up she jumps out and has the BEST witch cackle. She has actually scared some away before 🙂 So she tones it down a little.

  6. katyhancock says:

    This is kind of a weird tradition, but many years ago McDonalds gave out little McNugget toys that wore different costumes for Halloween, so every year we display them in a different room in our house 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Bee says:

    I set up a fortune telling station and wear a gypsy costume. Thanks for the GiveAway

  8. Jessica W says:

    trick or treating as a family as well as carving pumpkins as a family

  9. Teresa says:

    My daughter’s birthday is the day before Halloween and mine is the day after, so it’s always a party at our house. I love seeing everyone’s costumes and handing out candy!

  10. Loraine Duarte says:

    My four year old and I started our own tradition last year. We visit pumpkin patches at the little farm in homestead where they have activities for the kids, petting zoos, and horse back riding. And when we get home, we carve our pumpkin and light it. Whatever costume I make for him I try match for me. And we trick or treat around the neighborhood. And read a Halloween book we got from our local library afterwards. And of course…after all the candy eating, we make sure se brush our teeth thoroughly! Lol

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like your camera will be used quite a bit in the next few weeks! I love the idea of matching costumes, too. What will you two be this year? Sharon

  11. Not sure where to leave the Contest Comment so I am leaving it here and on your Face Book posting. My Halloween Tradition starts off by dressing up as a witch to greet treaters, give them some ‘bewitching’ goodies with a cackle, dim lights & eerie music in the background as as the wee hours turn down the hustle & bustle of lil folk running around, sit with some hot mulled cider and watch the Exorcist on TV…but, with at least one lamp on so that Satan does not find me after they exorcise him out of the body he resides in, on TV. 🙂 Happy Hallow’s Eve to All.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Jan. Thanks for stopping in here and on Facebook. It sounds like you really get into the “spirit” of Halloween, and your house is the one kids will remember as adults. Good times! Sharon

  12. Debbie says:

    after the kids went treat or tricking we all gathered back at my house to have pizza and watch scary movies.we are now doings this with the grandkids…love the ghost might try this with my residents,work in activities in an assisted living facility

    • Sharon says:

      I love that you’ve continued your Halloween tradition with the grands. And how nice that they’re that close to you. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  13. Rina says:

    When the brat child was little we always watched Hocus Pocus after the trick and treating. Now that she’s grown and left we still watch it on Halloween. Love the ghost and am headed to the city tomorrow so intend on picking the up the supplies and make a few for the mini monsters that come to the door.

  14. annie says:

    my daughter like to stay home and give sweets to the kid when they knock,
    she is only 9 but loves give the sweet to the kids and sometimes play jokes on them.

  15. Denise Royal says:

    My Dad always likes to scare the kids who come to the door with weird stories.

  16. Debbie Kaste says:

    This little “ghosty” is soooo cute, Sharon! I MUST make some for our neighbors boys as they will love them. What a great give-away you are having. Please count me in and thanks for the chance on winning some terrific zines!

  17. Teresa says:

    One of our favorite halloween traditions is going over to grandmas and papa’s house and carve pumpkins and drink hot chocolate.

  18. m j harvey says:

    We love to get our pumpkins and crave our designs and put the candles in them. It’s almost like the 4th of July when every one goes ou and ah and they bring a smile to your face and maybe a good laugh!

  19. we go trick or treating on halloween

  20. Brenda B says:

    Love new crafts for Halloween with the grandkids.

  21. studiorose says:

    This is so cute! I’m getting ready to make the glove black cats you had a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately we live in the country so we don’t get trick-or-treaters, but I do make a lot of Halloween scrapbook. I love Halloween!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks so much for stopping in today. It sounds like you’re really in the “spirit” of Halloween, with or without trick-or-treaters. Have fun with the Handful of Black Cats — I hope you’ll share a photo on our Facebook page. I’d love to see them! Happy crafting! Sharon

  22. Mandy L. says:

    At my house after we hand out Halloween candy to all the trick or treaters we like to stay up late watching scary movies such as the original Halloween and NIght of the Living Dead.

  23. eleanor rueb says:

    As everyone comes back home after trick or treating they join in our annual winnie roast. We have an outdoor firepit set up, a good choice of “sticks” avaliable, and Weenies ready to go.. Another table holds all the fixings for S’mores, and plenty of cider and lots of other fun goodies. Be sure to have plenty of adults to supervise and remove any unsafe costumes.

    • Sharon says:

      What a fun idea. It sounds like your house is the neighborhood gathering spot. The kids will talk about your neighborhood Halloween parties for years to come. Have a s’more for me! Sharon

  24. Birgit says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Today I bought green gloves for the witches (I have already found black and orange ones) and small terracotta flower pots. I had shown the handful of pumpkins, witches and cats to my mom. Now we will make these Halloween decorations together — thanks so much for showing them on your blog!

    Halloween traditions? Well, Halloween isn’t really that big in Germany, but I celebrate it nonetheless. This weekend I want to put up my litte Halloween tree again. Here are photos from my tree last year:

    Thanks also for the chance to win two of those magazines. I have heard so much good about the Better Homes & Gardens magazines — and the other “Halloween fun” magazine looks just great, too.

    Happy haunting,

    • Sharon says:

      What fun! I’m so glad (and honored) you’re going to craft with your mom and make the Halloween Glove characters! Love your Halloween tree, too, and how you celebrate this crazy holiday in Germany. Thanks so much for sharing! Sharon

  25. Jeanette Smith says:

    We love to carve pumpkins that depict every member in the family.

  26. Becca Christensen says:

    We always model our costumes the night before Halloween. Gives time for last minute repairs!

  27. Becca Christensen says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this site. Has the best crafts. Bonus they are reasonably priced too.

  28. annehaun says:

    We love to carve pumpkins as a family and then go trick or treating. We end the evening with eating the treats!

  29. laura jones says:

    we always make a big thing of pumpkin carving its something that all ages can have fun with

  30. LisaM6 says:

    what a fun ghosty. Thanks for having such a great blog.
    Good luck to the winners.
    We just take the kids out trick or treating then head to McD’s for dinner. Quick and Easy!

  31. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    The Halloween tradition that I am beginning is handmade costumes every year. I love knowing that my kids will have one-of-a-kind costumes every year. I’m not much of a sewer, but this is giving me an opportunity to learn as we go!

    • Sharon says:

      What great memories your kids will have! I still remember making Halloween costumes as a kid. Some of them were pretty crazy, but that didn’t matter. I know your kids will love their one-of-a-kind originals! Happy crafting! Sharon

  32. Becky Winters says:

    This is a big celebration at my home. My husband passed away on Halloween 2007. I celebrate his life every year and remember what a wonderful life he shared with me.

  33. Katiria says:

    What a cute ghost. I was wondering how to turn a 5 fingered glove into 3 fingers because I’m making my son’s costume this year. He’ll be a Minion and they only have 3 fingers. So, now I know. Thank you 😉
    Our Halloween tradition is Tick or Treating at our local park. Local businesses set up tables all around the park and the kids can go from table to table Tick or Treating. Where my sister lives they go to the mall from store to store and it’s the place to be “seen”.

    • Sharon says:

      A Minion? How cute! What a great memory you’ll make. (And thank you for the Minion trivia — I didn’t know that Minions had only three fingers.) Sharon

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