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How to Make a Crepe Ghost

Early Years and Primary Craft Project
 

by Susie Busby

 

Crepe Ghost

 

This is a quick and easy project which can be adapted to make angels for Christmas.

You will need:

 

Newspaper
White Crepe Paper
Pipe Cleaners
Wiggly Eyes
Black felt tipped pen

Optional
Cotton or string to hang your ghosts
Craft sticks to make hand held puppets.

 

Instructions

 

Scrunch up a piece of newspaper into a tight ball.

Cut a square of white crepe.

Place the ball into the middle of the crepe and pull fold the crepe around it. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the ‘neck’ of your ghost.

Stick on wiggly eyes and draw on a mouth.

Decorate as desired.

You can push a craft stick inside your ghost to make a puppet or attach cotton to hang.

 

Whaoooooooooa – spooky!

 

This project gives children opportunity to practise:

 

Using paper in different ways – scrunching and folding
Bending pipe cleaners
Manipulating glue
Decision making

 

And learn about:


Halloween symbols
Different types of paper and how they feel and behave.