Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll.

Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Other materials that could be used to create a ghost pencil topper are craft foam, felt, or card stock.



Milk Jug or other white craft material

Black Marker

Paper Punch


How to Make a Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper.

1. To make a pattern, draw a small ghost on a piece of paper. Mine is about 3 1/2 inches high by 2 inches at the widest part.

Cut it out, punch 2 holes and test it on a pencil to see if it’s how you want it.

I enlarged the hole a little by punching again slightly overlapping the original hole, until it was large enough to slide the pencil through.

2. Use the paper ghost as a pattern and trace it onto a milk jug. You can get many ghosts from 1 milk jug.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

3. Cut it out. Cut around the outside of the black lines, so the black will accentuate the ghostly shape.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

4. Punch the 2 holes, testing for pencil fit.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

5. Draw eyes.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

6. Insert a pencil and the spooky ghost pencil topper is ready to be used.

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal


If the black edge around the ghost is too narrow, you can draw around it again with the marker to widen it.

You might need to sharpen your punch after punching plastic with it.

More milk jug ideas.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love this idea.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    So cute and so easy, inexpensive, great project for kids at school. Save those milk jugs.
    Happy Halloween

  3. Cute…..will make them next week with the children..thanks

  4. I love your idea, is so easy & cute, a great Halloween craft that you can do with kids! Just pinned!

  5. So cute. Let my granddaughters make it on my birthday!!!

  6. These little ghost pencil toppers are so cute and not scary at all! These would be so fun to throw in your treat bags!

  7. What a quick and easy way to make a regular old pencil festive!

  8. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  9. These are super cute pinned to my Halloween board. Thanks for sharing at the party!

  10. I would like to invite you to attend our weekly Recipe and DIY craft party this week. Runs 8pm Thursdays-Sunday at midnight EST. I hope to see you there! I adore your blog!

  11. Love this idea! So simple to make and looks so cute :)

  12. Ooh, these are perfect for giving out to my daughter’s class (they can’t have edible). So cute!

  13. Looks like a great project for a school halloween party. I bet the kids could even do a lot of it themselves. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party

  14. Your Halloween crafts are all so cute! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  15. So cute! My grandkids would love these. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.

  16. I absolutely love this! I’m pinning right away for a new Halloween craft for us here on the farm this year and also on my #Trash2Treasure board. If you get the chance please come and join the link up too. Popping by from #Creative Mondays

  17. My boys will love these!

  18. Heather Hennessee says:


  19. These would be a fun little Halloween surprise for my grands! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. These are just too cute, and I love how simple they are! I’m sure any classroom full of kids would just love them! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! :)

  21. I love all of your cute Halloween ideas. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  22. Super cute! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pinned this to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

  23. What fun! These would be an easy craft for a Halloween party. Thanks again for sharing at #made4kids!

  24. So creative and awesome for kids, thank you so much for sharing on our bowdabra Saturday crafty showcase!

  25. What a clever use of a milk jug! See you Sunday at Made for Kids starting at 10pm EST.

  26. Great upcycling, thank you for linking up on #Trash2Treasure just been having a look and you have some lovely posts

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