I usually try to add a handmade touch to the Halloween treats for kids school. One year because my son was dressed up as Captain Hook, I made pirate hats for all his classmates. Another time I created Halloween bags. The idea of these ghost Halloween gifts came from a reader. When she saw our paper roll apple core craft she suggested to apply the same technique to make paper roll ghosts. I loved her idea. It’s a fun and easy craft for kids to make on Halloween. You can also fill them up with candy or non-candy treats (Check out our list of 25 non-candy Halloween treats).
DIY ghost Halloween gifts
- paper roll
- white paint
- paint brush
- black marker
- white cupcake liners
- candy or other small non-candy treats
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Step 1: Start by painting the paper rolls white. Wait for the first coat to dry and then apply another coat of white paint.
Step 2: Use a black marker to draw the ghost’ eyes and mouth in the middle of the paper roll.
Step 3: Glue one cupcake liner at the bottom of the paper roll.
Step 4: Fill up the paper roll ghost with your choice of Halloween treats.
Step 5: Glue a cupcake liner on top of the paper roll.
You can use Elmer’s glue but it will take longer to dry or you can go a for glue gun that will have your job done in no time. If you have ever used a hot glue gun but your kids are too young to allow them to use this tool, then a cold glue gun is a great alternative. ( This glue gun has adjustable temperature which means that both you and your kids can use it)
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