DIY Origami Halloween Decoration Ghost Instructions


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DIY Origami Halloween Decoration Ghost Instructions


Looking for an awesome Halloween decoration to make with the kids? Inspired by the “Teru Teru Bozu” or Japanese rain doll, this ghost-like decoration is a great DIY activity. It’s simple and fun to make.

All you need is paper and some strings. You’ll have to make a face so you will also need a marker. All in all, from making the body of the ghost to securing it with string you will only need a short amount of time to make one.

But of course, why settle with making only one ghost? In this guide we’ll teach you how to make a ghost out of paper so you and the kids will enjoy an activity together in Halloween!

Have fun making this craft.

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  • Black marker


  • Paper Towel
  • Any type of paper ( scraps are okay)
  • Metallic Thread
Step 1

Roll a Piece Paper


Lay a paper in front of you. Our first step is to make a ball out of a piece of paper. Scrap paper is fine as we will only crumple it later.


Next, roll and crumple that piece of paper until it resembles a ball. Yes, we are making the head of the ghost.

Step 2

Lay the Ball on the Paper Napkin


Lay one paper towel flatly as shown in the picture above.


Then, lay another paper towel on top of the previous one. But this time, change the orientation so that it would look like the image above.


Put the ball in the center of the paper towels. Great job! You are close to finishing the origami ghost.

Step 3

Tie the Paper and Make the Face


Now that the paper ball is at the center, cover the rolled ball with a paper towel. Once covered, you have to hold the paper towels together below the head.


Now wrap the string around the ghost and knot it on one side. Make sure one side of the string is longer.


Now all that’s missing is a little face. Use a marker to color in the eyes, mouth, and nose. If you want, you may also decorate the body of the ghost.

The ghost is now ready and can be hung up. It would be best to use a transparent cord to tie it so that the ghost looks like it’s flying in midair. Just take a small strip of scotch tape and stick the string to the ceiling. If you are making several ghosts, it will look good if you hang them up at different heights.

Extra Tips

  • You can change the color of the ghost from white to green, black, etc. You would need paint though.
  • Make your paper ghosts more menacing by giving it red eyes.
  • Make two or more of this to create a better and spookier look for Halloween.
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