Easy Ghost Paste and Tissue Halloween Craft

Easy Ghost Paste and Tissue Halloween Craft

This was the easiest craft that my daughter (3) and I sat down to do using materials that you already have laying around the house!

Classified: Super easy and great for children 2 and up!

What you need:
  • Plastic Pop (sorry can't help myself- Ahem, Soda) bottle- any size- we used a 20 oz.
  • White tissue paper
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • Black construction paper
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Spongebrush
  • Optional:  Cord With Light-White

What to do:
1. Prep- Clean and rinse your pop (soda) bottle and set aside to dry. Mix 1 part white glue- 1 part white paint and 1 part water in a empty container. I don't measure (one downside of my baking skills)- just make sure the mixture isn't too watery. When pop (soda) bottle is dry, cut a small hole to insert the light.

2. Lie two sheets of white tissue paper over the top of the opening of the pop (soda) bottle {centered} and paint the tissue paper GENTLY over the bottle with a spongebrush. Allow the tissue paper to flow naturally.
Paint gently over the tissue paper with mixture

3. While drying make the ghosts' top hat:
Cut a 1.5" (or larger) strip of black construction paper. Measure the strip around the opening of your pop (soda) bottle for help. Glue accordingly.
Measure hat out.

Cut a large circle for the rim of the hat and use the rolled strip to measure out the opening by tracing it in the center of this circle. Cut out. Use the bottom portion for the top hats top!
Example for top hat, which is optional

Glue the black roll to the "o" shape and the small circle to the top using white glue and allow to dry thoroughly before gluing to the ghosts head.

4. Once all parts are dry, paint a face onto the ghost and glue the top hat on.

Finished product

5. Insert light into the hole. Display and enjoy!

Please note: as always, please only light ghost while you are home!


  1. Boo! This looks so fun. My oldest would love this project.

  2. The top picture is both cute and eery! Great job at accomplishing both! I bet my son would LOVE this craft. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to pin this!

  3. Do I see "pop bottle" up there?? I'm from around the Piitsburgh area and we say pop. Is that where you're from, too? Isn't it hard to say "soda"?? Haha! Anyway, super cute craft!

  4. Oh, no! You're right - it's a POP bottle! LOL
    My husband went and bought the kids TWO 12-packs of those Danimals drinkable yogurt things (3 y.o. + drinkable yogurt = mess!) and I've been saving the empty bottles. This would be perfect for them! I'm getting out my Christmas lights right now to insert into the finished ghosts so we can string them up!

  5. Ha! Thaks ladies- no Mandi... I am from the Buffalo area- glad to see I have another "Pop" buddy to back me up!

  6. sooo cute! reading pop bottle made me giggle - sorry :)


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