Halloween Craft: Easy Paper Plate Ghosts

Halloween Craft: Easy Paper Plate Ghosts

What is Halloween without witches, skeletons and ghosts? This is a very easy, inexpensive craft that your children will enjoy. My daughter (3 year old) became a ghost making machine when she discovered how fun and simple it was to make these paper plate ghosts!

Classified: Easy. Fun. Great for children of all ages.

What you need:
  • Permanent Black Marker (sorry- washables run!) or black crayon
  • White dinner paper plate
  • White tissue paper
  • Sponge Brush
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Cup

What to do:

1. Draw a face onto the back of the white dinner paper plate. My daughter loves happy ghosts!

2. Open up the white tissue paper and place it down so the corner is at the top. Place the plate, face down, on top of the tissue paper.
Face down on top of tissue paper

3. Glue and fold over the top corner.

4. Glue and fold in either side of the tissue paper around the paper plate face.
Fold over edges

5. Turn the plate over and mix 2 parts glue to one part water into a cup. Using the sponge brush, paint the glue mixture over the ghosts' head to make the face appear. Note: you can just simply have your child draw the face onto the tissue paper once it has been glued into place. Personally, my daughter and I liked how the face peered through the tissue paper!
Paint with glue/water mixture

6. Dry and hang.
Our family of ghosts

Fun ghost books:

Linking to these parties.


  1. These are so cool! My son would have fun making it, but I don't think we'd get to hang it up. He'd have too much fun playing with it, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I'm linking up another post to the Sunday Showcase that I think you might like. It's so easy and a ton of fun. Here's the link, if you want to check it out.


  2. Oh, and by the way, I am now following you on Facebook as well!

  3. oh wow this is pretty cool and inexpensive, awesome, thanks for sharing!!

  4. Super cool! Love it! You always have simple and exciting crafts!

  5. Thanks, Esther. I can't wait (well, I can) till my kids get older so I can more in-depth projects.

    Thanks for all the comments!

  6. Oh my, these ghosts are TOO CUTE!!! Love them. Great for little people.

    Thanks as always for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  7. so cute and so easy! thanks for linking up to momstown arts and crafts!

  8. I love how cute and simple this is. My girls could really have fun making a ton of these and hanging them up all over the house.

    Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

  9. so cute and yes so easy. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Love your blog.


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