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DIY Ghost – Easy & Inexpensive Halloween Decoration!

diy ghost decorations for halloween

This DIY ghost is so simple to make! It takes all of a few minutes to assemble and is made up of budget-friendly materials! Keep on reading to find out how to make it yourself!

A Budget-Friendly DIY Ghost

You can likely find all of the supplies to make these DIY ghosts at a store like the dollar tree! To be completely honest, I originally went searching for decorative ghosts that I could buy at the store, but I either couldn’t find anything, or the price was outrageously high! (For example, I saw a set of 6 glowing LED ghosts for nearly $80 – yikes!!).

Rest assure, these DIY ghosts are super inexpensive and are so easy to make that the kiddos will want to make them too. Plus, you won’t have to stop at just making one, and they will last for many Halloween seasons to come!

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Watch This Video to See How to Make DIY Ghosts

In this video, you’ll see just how easy it is to assemble these budget-friendly supplies to make a DIY ghost.

Don’t stop at just one! We decided to line our trees with multiple ghosts. During the day they are white and glide with the wind, but at night, once the lights are turned on, they look just like glowing ghosts with their black eyes visible!

 

Watch This Video to See How to Make DIY Ghosts

In this video, you’ll see just how easy it is to assemble these budget-friendly supplies to make a DIY ghost.

Don’t stop at just one! We decided to line our trees with multiple ghosts. During the day they are white and glide with the wind, but at night, once the lights are turned on, they look just like glowing ghosts with their black eyes visible!

diy ghost decorations for halloween

Tips on Making This DIY Ghost

This project can be super adaptable based on what you have! Below I’ll share examples on other items that can be used if you don’t happen to have the ones we used! Also worth noting is that most of these supplies are available at stores like Dollar Tree!

The Ghost’s Body. We used plastic jars, but you can use other items like a water bottle or an empty plastic ornament bal!

The Ghost’s Eyes. We used black velcro stickers, but you could cut out circles in felt or even glue on black pom pom eyes!

A White Sheet. We used cheese cloth, but you could use a white rag or an old white t-shirt! The thinner the material the better!

The Light. The key is to make sure it fits through the opening of whatever container you choose for your ghost’s body. We used string lights, but battery operated candles can work well if you can fit them!

 

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

On a plastic jar, place dot stickers as eyes.

Step 2

Open the lid of the jar and insert the battery-powered light.

Step 3

On the lid, hot glue a pipe cleaner.

Step 4

Thread a piece of cheese cloth through the pipe cleaner so it hangs longer than the container.

Step 5

Tie the pipe cleaner into a hook, and close the lid.

Step 6

Your DIY ghost is now ready to be used as Halloween decor! Be sure to turn it on when it is dark out and turn it off to preserve the battery for the next day!

Step 1

On a plastic jar, place dot stickers as eyes.

Step 2

Open the lid of the jar and insert the battery-powered light.

Step 3

On the lid, hot glue a pipe cleaner.

Step 4

Thread a piece of cheese cloth through the pipe cleaner so it hangs longer than the container.

Step 5

Tie the pipe cleaner into a hook, and close the lid.

Step 6

Your DIY ghost is now ready to be used as Halloween decor! Be sure to turn it on when it is dark out and turn it off to preserve the battery for the next day!

Beyond a DIY Ghost – Printable Halloween Activities!

This printable bundle of Halloween-themed activities is full of opportunities for kids to learn early childhood education skills!

It has 2 dozen unique activities that will be sure to keep the kids busy and learning the whole month of October!

Activities include shape recognition, matching, phonics, letter recognition, counting, number recognition, coloring, writing practice, scissor skills, emotions, measurements, and patterns to name a few!

For more printable activities, visit our full collection

halloween worksheets printable early childhood education skills

Beyond a DIY Ghost – Printable Halloween Activities!

This printable bundle of Halloween-themed activities is full of opportunities for kids to learn early childhood education skills! It has 2 dozen unique activities that will be sure to keep the kids busy and learning the whole month of October!

Activities include shape recognition, matching, phonics, letter recognition, counting, number recognition, coloring, writing practice, scissor skills, emotions, measurements, and patterns to name a few!

For more printable activities, visit our full collection

More Ways to Explore Artistic Mediums

Here are my top picks for arts and crafts kits that encourage hands on creations!

Water Marbling Kit

Create beautiful marbled art with this easy to use kit. This is water based art and comes with all the tools needed to create 10 masterpieces!

Spin and Spiral Art

This fun kit allows kiddos to explore both spin art and spiral art. The kit comes with 3 spiro gears, 6 markers, 3 ink bottles, 15 paper discs, and an art station base.

Sand Art Kit

This sand art kit comes with 8 different colors of sand to create sand bottles and pendant bottles. A great way to discover art through a different medium!

String Art Kit

This kit is a fun way for kids to create and display amazing shapes and designs artistically made with string.  Use a pattern included in the kit or create your own!

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