How to Make A Spooky Paper Plate Ghost

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How to Make A Spooky Paper Plate Ghost

Introduction:

Create this spooky paper plate ghost using some white crepe paper! A fantastic fall and Halloween arts and crafts idea for kids, everyone will surely enjoy making this adorable yet spooky ghost craft with the help of our step-by-step instructions below. What’s fantastic about this project is that you can hang it on the ceiling or stick it on a wall. A great decoration for parties, especially during Halloween, you’re in for a spooktacular treat!

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Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • White crepe paper or Japanese paper
  • Poster Paint
  • Printable We recommend downloading the printable in an A4 thick vellum board
How to Make a Paper Plate Ghost - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Ghost - Materials

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Step 1

Make the face of the paper plate ghost

How to Make a Paper Plate Ghost - Step 1

Get a paper plate and sketch a ghostly face on the paper plate using a pencil.

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You may copy how we drew the face, or you can create your own.

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Paint the eyes and inner mouth with black paint.

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Using red paint, paint the tongue.

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The face of the paper plate ghost is done!

Step 2

Give the paper plate ghost a pair of arms.

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Download and the printable by clicking the yellow button above.

Print it on a thick A4 piece of paper. It’s better to use heavy cardstock paper such as a vellum board. Cut out the outline to make the arms of the ghost.

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Once cut, the cutouts pair of arms should look like the image above.

Step 3

Attach the arms to the paper plate ghost

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Stick the arms to the back of the paper plate.

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The paper plate ghost should now look like this.

Step 4

Make the flowy body of the ghost.

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Fictional ghosts are known for their flowy white body. To mimic that, we need to attach crepe paper at the bottom side of the paper plate. Get a long piece of crepe paper or Japanese paper that is the same width as the paper plate. Fold it in half.

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Keep folding it crosswise until it’s easy to cut using a pair of scissors.

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Cut the paper into four parts.

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The paper should look like this.

Step 5

Optional: Attach a string

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If you’re planning to hang this ghost,

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Punch a hole on the topmost part of the paper plate. Grab some string and a puncher.

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Tie a piece of string around the hole.

Step 6

Attach the crepe paper to the paper plate

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Grab the precut crepe paper: glue and the paper plate ghost. Flip the paper plate to the back.

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Glue the strips of crepe paper to the bottom part.

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Once you have glued all four strips, flip it over.

How to Make a Paper Plate Ghost - Finish

The paper plate ghost is done! Hand it around your house or stick it to a wall.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmm, this is perfect for a kid’s halloween party

  2. How about making this a glow in the dark??

    • It be a wonderful idea. You can even make the paint on youtube.

    • I am making it right now ahha

  3. I like how the ghost is smiling so childishly

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