My kids and I had the best time making these adorable little Halloween ghosts! This is a very easy craft that you can do with your kiddos, and the best part is that you probably have all the materials already on hand 🙂
I originally saw this craft on Pinterest (of course!) and thought it would be perfect for us. We have so many rascally squirrels around our house that carved pumpkins are chewed up in a matter of hours. Now with these ghosts, we can still decorate our porch for Halloween…any we’ll probably be the only ones sporting these babies!
To start, gather together some clean, rinsed plastic milk jugs. Make sure that the containers are really dry because you are going to put some electric lights inside later…and you don’t want to be electrocuted!
Next, peel the label off the jug. Now you’ll want to make a hole in the plastic so that you can get a pair of scissors in there to cut out a bigger hole. I just used a steak knife to start a hole, and was then able to get my scissors in there to cut the hole. (Nice and safe, huh?)
You will probably want to do the cutting yourself, unless you have much older kids than I do (yeah, let’s not let the kids have a knife!).
Next, draw some faces on your ghosts! We used a plain ol’ Sharpie marker to make our faces. Emily had a ball drawing a very intricate design on her milk jug. In fact, she drew a different face on each of the 4 sides of the jug…this clever girl even used the jug handle as the nose in one of her designs 🙂 (Proud mama here!)
Finally, take a string of Christmas lights and insert them into the hole in the back of your container. I used white lights, but orange lights might be nice if you can find them. Then just plug the lights in, turn out the lights in your room and see how spooky your ghost is!
I can’t wait for all our trick-or-treaters to see our friendly little ghosts (although the one in the middle that my son drew seems a little less-than-friendly) when they greet them on Halloween night.
Do you usually decorate for Halloween? Let me know if you made these fun little ghosts….I’d love to see a picture!