BOO! You might recognize these sweet little ghosts from such songs as ”ABC Boo”, “Five Little Ghosts”, “Monster Party”, and “Five Little Monsters Jumping On The Bed”. You can make super simple ghosts with styrofoam balls, basket coffee filters, and some glue! Turn them into a ghostly mobile or hang them around the house individually.
Things you’ll need
- Coffee filters
- Construction paper
- White craft glue
- Paint brush
- Styrofoam balls
- Sewing ball pins
- Pink and black markers
- String or embroidery thread
- Googly eyes
- Small branch or dowel
Fold each coffee filter in half, then in half again. Cut some wavy edges around the rim to make them extra wavy!
With a paint brush, paint glue to the top and sides of a foam ball.
Form the paper filter over the glue section on the foam ball.
While the glue dries, you can prepare your mobile hanging stick. Tie some twine to either end of a piece of dowel or a spooky stick.
Hang the ghosts by affixing some embroidery thread to the top of your ghost with a sewing ball pin. Trim the excess string.
Glue the eyes in place with white glue. You can use a marker to draw eyelashes, a mouth, and cheeks. We cut small oval shapes out of the coffee filter to make some arms. We also tried hole punching black construction paper to make a round mouth. Make accessories, like hats or bows, out of construction paper. Get creative!
Be sure to tune in to the new ghostly song ABC Boo!
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