by Noreen Doll.
Preschoolers will love making this easy Trash Bag Ghost. It can be made from things you already have around the house.
And you will LOVE the face drawn by your preschooler or toddler!
What You Need
1 white kitchen trash bag
Newspaper, Plastic Bags, Packaging Paper
Piece of string, long, if you want to use it to hang your ghost high
What You Do
1. To make your trash bag ghost, you need to crumple several sheets of packaging paper or newspaper. Or use a bunch of plastic grocery bags from your stash.
I uncrumpled my packaging paper some because it was too tightly twisted for my project.
2. Put them in the bottom of the trash bag until you have enough to make a nice size head.
Gather the bag under the papers – firmly enough to make the head fairly solid.
Wrap one end of the string a few times around the “neck”, under the head – and tie tightly. Leave one end of the string very long so you’ll have enough to tie around a tree branch and allow the ghost to hang down.
3. Use the black marker to make a spooky face!
(Oooopsie! While I was trying to take the photo, the Sharpie made a mark under the eye.
No problem – a little alcohol on a piece of paper towel will wipe it right off, if you don’t let it dry too long.)
4. Before you hang the trash bag ghost, pull the string up behind the head and tape it to the top of the head in back so the ghost will hang straight up.
Packing tape will hold better than the cellophane tape I used.
If you want your ghost to hang face down so you can see the face from below – which you may wish to do, if you have small children – don’t tape the string to the back of the head.
Tie the long end of the string to a high tree branch, or the ceiling. Fluff out the trash bag ghost so it will catch a breeze and swing.
Make several more for a ghostly gathering.