Peek A Boo Ghost

By Noreen Doll.

Peek a boo ghosts are fun for older kids to make and younger kids to play with.

Peek a Boo Ghost by Crafty Journal

They would be great Halloween party favors for kids.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

Use craft foam or card stock to make them. I made the ghost from a milk jug.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

See the templates as a guide to creating the parts.

The ghosts can be made larger or smaller than these shown.


Paper for Pattern

Craft Foam or Card Stock – Orange, White, Brown

Black Sharpie

3/4 inch long Brad

Paper Punch


Wiggly Eyes, optional

How to Make a Peek A Boo Ghost.

1. Make the paper patterns.  Be sure the ghost is enough smaller than the pumpkin that it doesn’t show when the pumpkin is closed.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

The pumpkin should be an inch to an inch and a half wider than the ghost at the widest part of the ghost, to allow for overlap in the center.

2. Trace the pattern pieces onto the craft materials. A milk jug worked very well for the ghost.

Cut them out. The red line shows that the pumpkin will be completely cut apart down the center.

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Cut outside the black line of the ghost to allow it to stand out more.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

3. Draw a face on the ghost.

4. Make faint curved lines down each side of the pumpkin. (I used a pencil.)

5. Punch a hole in about the center at the bottom of the ghost. (See above photo.)

6. Lay the pumpkin halves over the ghost and mark where a matching hole should go in each of them. Punch the holes.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

7. Put glue on HALF of the stem where it will be behind the pumpkin.  Attach the stem to one side of the pumpkin, allowing room for the other side to tuck in.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

8. Put the brad through the hole in the right side of the pumpkin, then the left side, and then through the ghost.

Don’t close the brad too tightly as the pumpkin sides need to be able to open and shut.

9. Close the sides of the pumpkin over the ghost until it is hidden.

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

The peek a boo ghost is ready to delight a child!

Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Ghost

Very young children need to be supervised when using anything with small parts.


If card stock is used it would be a good idea to glue an extra small square or circle of it  on the back side where the hole is, to keep the hole from tearing out immediately.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. that is just too cute :)

  2. What a sweet idea – love how you used the milk jug

  3. This is super cute and a quick craft for kids of all ages…even me :)

  4. What a cute craft, love the way the ghost peeks through the pumpkin! We’ve made these with eggs for Easter. Thanks for sharing.

    I would love it if you’d stop by.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  5. Oh I love this, what a cute and creative idea. Now this would be perfect for my grands. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. How cute, my kids would have fun with this one!

  7. What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. A very cute Halloween craft idea!

  9. LOVe this! So clever.

    If you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll stop over and link this up to the Perfectly Pumpkin Contest at B-Inspired Mama!

  10. Well now I’m torn! Should I make peek-a-boo Frankie or the ghost with the kids? Answer: both! So creative!

    ~Abby =)

  11. This is so cute! I can see my Grandson having a good time with this craft! Thanks for linking up to TTF!

  12. I love this! It would be a great addition to a fall party! If you get a chance you can enter it into the Perfectly pumpkin contest

  13. I LOVE this craft! This will be a great one for my kidlets to make. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning!

  14. What a cute idea! I’ve just pin it!

  15. so super cute! I love the way it turned out. So festive and cheerful!! thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays. You were featured today! I spread the word around the web, feel free to re-share one or more of my social medial posts :o) Emily@nap-timecreations

  16. this is so delightful and funny

  17. Just wanted you to know that you have been featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!…hugs…Debbie

  18. This is so much fun and I love it just as much as your peekaboo Frankenstein! Sharing these with a friend who is a teacher – I’m sure they’ll be lots of fun for her little ones!

  19. very cute

  20. You have such cute peek a boos! Pls stop by and share at our Snickerdoodle Sunday – theme is Halloween this week

  21. This is adorable! My kids would love to do this. Pinning to my Halloween board. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty.

  22. LOVE this thanks so much for the idea, can’t wait to do for my son’s class.

  23. Hi just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at one More Time Events
    Thank you for sharing…hugs Tammy

  24. This is so cute!

  25. This is a great idea! I think my daughter would like this, even at 5. I’ve been searching for some great Halloween crafts, and not just sweets lol Following from Inspiration Spotlight

  26. This is a cute project. My granddaughters would have fun making this. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight’s party.

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