|Written by K.T.|
Has the economy affected your Halloween decorating budget? I have the perfect solution. My mom used to make these little ghosts with my 3 siblings and me every year while we were growing up. The are quick, customizable, cheep, and disposable at the end of the season. Other variations include using a cotton ball for the head instead of a tissue, tying a white string around the neck to secure it and to hand it up with, using a ping pong ball for the head, using white cloth instead of tissues, or, make up your own.
Gather materials. You will need:
2 Facial Tissues (per ghost), string, ribbon, or tape, A marker (black works best), scissors (if using string that will need to be cut to length)
Open both tissues completely so they are large squares.
Take one of the tissues and ball it up in your fist.
Pick up the second tissue. You will use it to cover the first one.
Cover the balled up tissue with the open tissue
Here is the view from the underside. Make sure the balled up tissue is in the center of the open tissue.
Gather the open tissue at the base of the balled up tissue. Pinch the tissue together to form the ghost's head and body.
Take a piece of string and tie it around the pinched area you just formed.
You can tie the string or ribbon in a know or in a bow. This can also be done with a piece of tape or a long piece of white or clear string that you can use to hang the ghost.
Trim the string or ribbon to size.
Use a marker to draw a face on the ghost. This part is fun and you or the kids can be really creative. You can also use glue and construction paper to make silly hats or arms.
Here is my finished ghost as a decoration on my computer speaker.