Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dum-Dum Ghosts {Easy Halloween Craft}

These are quick, easy, inexpensive, and CUTE.  We used to make these with tissue paper, but I had the thought to try coffee filters and they are perfect!  It's nice to get an original idea (at least original to me) that works from time-to-time.

We made a little assembly line and whipped out about 30 of these in no time.  All you need is:

Standard-size coffee filters (usually $2 or less for about 100 filters- they are also amazing for making paper snowflakes)
Dum-Dum suckers
Baker's twine, ribbon, or string

Simply place the Dum-Dum sucker on the center of the coffee filter, fold the coffee filter around the sucker, and tie a string around it.  I started out using Blo-Pops, but they are actually too big. Coffee filters make the perfect "skirt" for the Dum-Dums, and they can even stand up on their own. 

I let Ella go crazy coloring the ghosts with magic markers, and then we upcycled a mayonaisse jar to create a cute, portable, unbreakable means of transporting them to her preschool.  A little paint, a cute haunted house sticker, wrapped it with baker's twine and voila.  Perfect.  We are giving these out to trick-or-treaters this year too.

These are my most favorite "happy ghosts" that my daughter made

All packed up for preschool (plastic mayo jar with painted lid)

and look how cute they look all lit up by candlelight in our Halloween display in our entry (Halloween decor post coming up soon!):

1 comment:

Steve and Nicole said...

amazing! You need to take pictures for magazines