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Making a Paper Plate Ghost

Inexpensive, simple Halloween decoration you can make with youngsters. This guide is about making a paper plate ghost.


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October 4, 2013

These 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.
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  3. Trace the face with a black marker. Then color it in.
  4. Trace your child's hands onto the center of a plate (use two plates if necessary). NOTE: You could use construction paper instead.
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  6. Cut out the hands and attach them to the back of the ghost plate.
  7. Fold the tissue paper over a few times, then cut it into strips about 1-2 inches wide.
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  9. Attach the strips of tissue paper to the back of the ghost plate, so that they hang down from the bottom.
  10. Punch a hole in the top of the ghost and thread a piece of string or yarn through the hole to hang it.
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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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