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Tissue Paper Ghost Craft For Kids [Free Template]

We love to embrace the cute and whimsical side of Halloween! Get into the festive spirit with a craft project that’s a little spooky yet oh-so-adorable!

Your little ghosts and ghouls will love making this tissue paper ghost! These friendly phantoms will be a blast to create and make a fabulous addition to your Halloween decor.

For more hauntingly good fun, check out more of our Halloween crafts for kids. We have lots of craft ideas that will keep the spooky festivities alive.

Halloween Ghost Craft

tissue paper ghost cover image

This fun activity will keep little ones entertained while they make charming decorations for the spooky season. Fun isn’t the only thing they’ll gain from this craft! They’ll work on fine motor skills as they scrunch and glue the tissue paper to create the ghost.

You’ll need a few materials on hand, then your little ones will be all set to create a ghostly gang that’s bound to enchant everyone who lays eyes on them!

Supplies

Directions

Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding printed tissue paper ghost template

Begin by spreading glue over a portion of the ghost.

hands using glue stick to place glue within template of tissue paper ghost

Take the tissue paper squares, scrunch them up, then glue them around the ghost outline.

hands starting to glue tissue paper onto glued section of tissue paper ghost

Repeat spreading glue and placing tissue paper squares along the ghost outline until it is completely filled.

hands using white tissue paper to place on printed template with glue

Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the ghost.

hands gluing eye onto tissue paper ghost

Glue the mouth just below the eyes.

hands gluing mouth onto tissue paper ghost

Finish off by gluing the cheeks on both sides of the mouth.

hands gluing cheeks onto tissue paper ghost

For more fun crafts, check out our collection of these tissue paper crafts that your kids will love to make!

single example of finished tissue paper ghost

Halloween Kids’ Ideas

We have a whole cauldron bubbling with exciting Halloween ideas for kids! Make this holiday season extra special for your kiddos with some spooky yet delightful crafts, fun and engaging educational activities, and some Halloween themed books.

We’re excited to share some ways to ignite your child’s creativity, foster learning, and ensure they have an unforgettable Halloween. Read on below to uncover the Halloween inspired fun that awaits your family!

Halloween Books For Kids

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

two side by side examples of tissue paper ghost

Easy Halloween Crafts For Kids

Handprint Bat Craft – This batty project takes a simple piece of paper and a few crafting supplies to magically transform your child’s handprints into an adorable bat keepsake. Gather your supplies along with our free template to take flight into a world of spooky creativity!

Skeleton Halloween Craft – Looking for something fun and easy for your kids to do this Halloween? They can craft their own spooky skeleton! It’s easily adaptable for any child’s skill level, so grab the template and a handful of supplies to get to the building.

Halloween craft ideas collage

Sugar Skull Craft – Encourage children to embrace diverse cultures and traditions by decorating a sugar skull. This activity can be tailored to your child’s skill level by just coloring, or adding intricate details and embellishments to their skulls.

Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft – Get ready for a monstrously fun craft with this paper plate craft. Kids will bring this famous Halloween character to life on a readily available art supply – the paper plate! Create a creature that’ll give any monster a run for his bolts with paint and our free template!

Children’s Halloween Activities

Ready for some fun Halloween inspired learning? Our Halloween do a dot printables offer a spooky way for kids to boost their skills, whether they’re at home or in the classroom.

Tailored for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children, these engaging activities span 23 colorful pages filled with dot coloring, number hunts, letter recognition, and more. These printables blend fun and education to keep kids entertained throughout the entire holiday season.

This Halloween sensory bin will be the perfect activity for those who love a little creepy fun! Digging into this bin filled with colorful spaghetti and eyeball bouncy balls will have them giggling and exclaiming with excitement as they experience the slimy, squishy sensation.

This activity is sure to be the highlight of your kids’ spooky season, so be sure to check out ways to use this sensory bin with your kids!

hand holding tissue paper ghost craft

For a no prep and fun activity for your kids to do this Halloween, be sure to download and print these candy corn coloring pages.

The candy corn is dressed as a mummy, vampire, and witch in these pages that have large spaces that are easy for little hands to color in.They’ll practice fine motor skills and express their creativity with a festive activity!

Get your little sleuths ready to decode hidden Halloween words and secret sayings with these Halloween decoding worksheets! Kids will love this fun activity that works on critical thinking skills.

These worksheets will leave kids wanting more, so once they get done with one, they can move on to solving the next! In case you need a little help, an answer key is provided for deciphering all the secret messages. Get ready for a Halloween adventure of mystery and learning!

two side by side examples of finished tissue paper ghost

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than with this delightful candy corn headband craft! This candy corn headband craft is a wonderful way for kids to improve their fine motor skills and follow instructions. The craft is simple, engaging, and easy to make!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

hand holding finished example of tissue paper ghost

Tissue Paper Ghost Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Your little ghosts and ghouls will love creating this tissue paper ghost craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Ghost template

Instructions

  1. Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by spreading glue over a portion of the ghost. hands using glue stick to place glue within template of tissue paper ghost
  3. Take the tissue paper squares, scrunch them up, then glue them around the ghost outline.
  4. Repeat spreading glue and placing tissue paper squares along the ghost outline until it is completely filled. hands using white tissue paper to place on printed template with glue
  5. Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the ghost.
  6. Glue the mouth just below the eyes.
  7. Finish off by gluing the cheeks on both sides of the mouth. hands gluing cheeks onto tissue paper ghost

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Natasha Mairs

Wednesday 18th of October 2023

These are just so cute!! Love this idea x

Truyens Oceane

Sunday 15th of October 2023

Bonjour puis je avoir le modèle du fantôme s'il vous plaît Merci

Sam

Monday 16th of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Joanna

Saturday 14th of October 2023

My students will love this!

Sam

Monday 16th of October 2023

Yay, so glad to hear that!

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