You Will Need ...
  1. White paper bag (or any color you have)

  2. Scissors

  3. Markers

  4. Hole Punch

  5. Popsicle stick, or any small stick

  6. Scrap paper for stuffing

  7. Yarn or string

  8. Black tissue paper

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Step 1: 

Open your paper bag and use your hole punch to make a tiny hole at the bottom center of the bag. If you don't have a hole punch, you can carefully use your scissors.

Step 2: 

Measure out about 3-4 feet of yarn or string you have and cut with your scissors. Attach one end of the string to your stick. Here, I used a popsicle stick.

Step 3: 

Take the free end of the string and pull it through the hole in the bag.

Step 4: 

Pull down until the stick is flush with the bottom of the bag.

Step 5: 

Scrunch your scrap paper into a ball and toss it into your paper bag.

Step 6: 

Smoosh the sides of the bag inward, forming a "head" around the ball of paper. Tie it off with a small piece of string. Trim any excess string. If you are making a ghost you can leave the project as is. Or you can use your markers to draw a face on your ghost. If you would like to make a ghoul or vampire proceed with the next steps.

Step 7: 

To make the ghoul's face, draw a scary face on the bag. Combine colors to create some extra spook. Don't be afraid to get extra creative.

Step 8: 

To make the ghoul's cloak, take your tissue paper and wrap it around the body. Figure out where the hole needs to be by marking the spot with your finger. Unwrap the cloak and punch a hole at your mark.

Step 9: 

Pull the end of your string through the cloak hole you just created. Wrap the cloak around the body.

Step 10: 

Take another small piece of string and tie the cloak around your ghoul to secure. (Tip: Puff out the tissue paper for some extra body). All done! Now you have one ghouly ghostly spooky friend!

Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Halloween
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Paper
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children