By Noreen Doll.
Create a fun ghost finger puppet from a milk jug.
You can recycle while making a fun Halloween craft. And you can make several ghosts with one milk jug.
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.
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.
The way the ghost fit on it gave a little dimension to the ghost as some of the edges curled under.
Trace the ghost on the milk jug, including the holes.
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.
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.
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