arn Ghost Crafts for Kids

Halloween Ghosts

c Kids will get messy with this one as they wrap the yarn around a balloon. Then sit back and be patient while it dries before moving onto the next step. See below for a full list of craft supplies and step by step instructions to create this spooking Halloween ghost.

Supplies

  • 1 Balloon
  • White yarn
  • Liquid Starch
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Plastic container or smaller bowl
  • Black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make This Yarn Ghost Craft

Step 1: Lay out some wax paper in your work area. Be sure to wear old clothes as you will get messy with this kids craft idea. Have another bowl or plastic container handy to place your balloon in as you need to.

Step 2: In your medium bowl, pour in some liquid starch (about half full). Blow up a balloon to the size of the ghost’s head that you want.

Tip: The bigger the balloon the harder it is to wrap the yarn and harder for the younger kids to handle. However, the bigger balloons will make larger ghosts that can be seen from the road.

Step 3: In your medium bowl, pour in some liquid starch (about half full). Blow up a balloon to the size of the ghost’s head that you want. Tie a piece of yarn around the balloon where you tied it off. You will use this later to remove the balloon.

Tip: The bigger the balloon the harder it is to wrap the yarn and harder for the younger kids to handle. However, the bigger balloons will make larger ghosts that can be seen from the road.

Step 4: Cut a long length of yarn (about 5 to 6 arm lengths long). Dip the yarn in the bowl to completely soak the yarn.

Step 5: Take an end of the yarn that is in the liquid starch and pull it out. As you do this run your fingers between it to remove excess liquid starch. Now wrap this length of yarn around the balloon creating criss crosses and wraping over itself.

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the balloon is covered with yarn (leaving some holes and gaps to give it a ghostly look.

Step 7: Cut several lengths of yarn to create the ghost’s body. The length will depend on how big the balloon is and how long your want the yarn to hang to create the body. These strips of yarn do not have to be soaked in the liquid starch.

Step 8: While the yarn wrapped around the balloon is still wet, thread the strips of yarn through a hole around the bottom of the balloon. Bring both ends out to hang down. Do this all the way around the balloon to create a complete body hanging down from the head.

Tip: The ends don’t have to be even, just make sure they are close.

Step 9: Hang your completed yarn ghost craft to dry. This will take 2 to 3 days to completely dry. Once it is dry pop the balloon while holding onto the yarn wrapped around the balloon. Then simply pull on the yarn to remove the balloon.

Step 10: Cut out some eyes and a mouth using black paper and glue these in place. Gather the hanging yarn and tie a piece of yarn around it loosely.

This ghost crafts idea will look great hanging from your porch to make your house look scary for Halloween. You can even hang this one inside. Make some smaller ghosts to hang along side the bigger one. Or try making some of these other ghost crafts to hang by his side.