Making a Paper Plate Ghost

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October 4, 2013

paper plate ghost on wallThese paper plate ghosts are easy to make with your kids and are a quick craft for Halloween.



  • 2-3 white paper plates
  • white tissue paper
  • white string or yarn
  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • Sharpie marker
  • pencil


  1. Using a pencil, draw eyes and a mouth onto one of the plates.
  2. draw face with pencil
  3. Trace the face with a black marker. Then color it in.
  4. trace face with marker
    colored face
  5. Trace your child's hands onto the center of a plate (use two plates if necessary). NOTE: You could use construction paper instead.
  6. trace hands 1
    trace hands 2

  7. Cut out the hands and attach them to the back of the ghost plate.
  8. cut out hands
    add hands
  9. Fold the tissue paper over a few times, then cut it into strips about 1-2 inches wide.
  10. cut tissue paper
    tissue paper streamers
  11. Attach the strips of tissue paper to the back of the ghost plate, so that they hang down from the bottom.
  12. add streamers 1
    add streamers 2
  13. Punch a hole in the top of the ghost and thread a piece of string or yarn through the hole to hang it.
  14. add string to hang


March 5, 2014

Watch this video and see how easy it is to make a simple ghost decoration out of a paper plate for Halloween.

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