Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

By Noreen Doll.

Create a fun ghost finger puppet from a milk jug.

Ghost Finger Picket from a Milk Jug by Crafty Journal

You can recycle while making a fun Halloween craft. And you can make several ghosts with one milk jug.

Ghost Finger Picket from a Milk Jug by Crafty Journal

Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug.


Milk Jug

Black Sharpie



Scrap Paper for pattern

Alcohol to remove Sharpie marks

How to Make a Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug.

1. Make a paper pattern for the ghost. Make the bottom part of the ghost large enough to add 2 finger holes.

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet

Cut the pattern out and test the holes to be sure fingers can fit through.

2. I used the part of the jug under the handle.

Milk Jug Handle Piece

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

The way the ghost fit on it gave a little dimension to the ghost as some of the edges curled under.

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

Trace the ghost on the milk jug, including the holes.

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

3. Cut the ghost out.

To cut the finger openings, I used a hole punch to start 2 holes close together. Then I put the scissors tip in the holes to begin cutting the circle.

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug

4. Use a bit of alcohol on a paper towel to remove all the Sharpie marks around the ghost.

Wipe the ghost with a damp paper towel or rinse and dry it to remove the alcohol from the surface.

5. Draw ghostly eyes and a mouth with a marker.

Crafty Journal - Ghost Finger Puppet from a Milk Jug


The ghost can also be made with white card stock, white craft foam, stiff white felt, or the white foam that is used for carry-out food (be sure to wash this thoroughly, and don’t use any foam that was used with raw meat).

Wiggly eyes can be used, or eyes may be cut from black felt or craft foam.

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Super cute!

  2. What a fun craft! Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is a fun idea! Not only does it require things I already have around the house, but it is also something that my kids would get a lot of enjoyment from!

  4. Very cute and so simple Noreen – you always have such great crafts!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. How cute! What a great idea!…Christine

  6. My little one would be fascinated with this puppet! It is so cute and ingenious! Thank you for sharing your creativity at the Fluster Buster party! Have a great week, Lizy party co host

  7. This is so crafty and creative! Thank you for your inspiration!


  8. Such a cute idea!
    Come link up with us today!

  9. What a cute ghost puppet! Children would have so much fun playing with it. They could make a puppet show with your ghost and bat finger puppets!

  10. This is so cute. In Idaho and Utah you can’t find Gallon jugs that are solid white, ours are mostly clear plastic. I might just have to make one out of card stock for the kids instead.

  11. Or use white craft foam. Or the white styrofoam take-out boxes.

  12. So cute. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  13. Hi, Noreen, I can spot you and your daughter’s links right off at a link party. I love that little milk jug finger puppet. Too cute. Linda

  14. Awe, so cute. Check out my Mr. Bottle Bones made from recycled water bottles:)

  15. Cute and easy..the best kind!!

  16. Ran into your post at the “Bewitched Me & Titi Link Party Hop”! Checking out your page and sharing a like! This is such a great idea! I’m gonna have to try it sometime! Maybe you can come by and check my page out sometime! And you can see how mine turns out!

  17. This is so cute & fun! Sometimes the simplest things (crafts out of milk jugs) can be the most fun for our kids!

    I wanted to invite you to link it up at my Sharing Time link party- I would love to see you & your crafts there regularly!

    Hope you’re having a great night!

  18. Super cute … just in time for Halloween and I just recycled a milk jug too!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  19. This is so super cute! I love the idea of using something as simple as a milk jug.

    Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects party!

  20. Cute! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise.
    Cathy @

  21. Super super cute and creative! Fun activity for kids! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    Cami @

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