By Noreen Doll.
I was allowed to borrow Eric’s cute Pop Up Ghost idea just so I could share it with you!
It’s really very simple, but lots of fun for little guys.
I made this project with paper, but to make it last longer you could use cardboard, craft foam or stiff felt.
Fairly young kids could work on it, and toddlers would love making the ghost peek out above the roof top.
1 Black Sheet of Card Stock or Construction Paper
1/2 Sheet of Orange Card Stock or Construction Paper (6×9 inches)
1/4 Sheet of White Card Stock
Crayon or Marker
How to Make Eric’s Pop Up Ghost.
1. The black sheet of paper needs to be about 9×12 inches.
2. Turn the orange paper so the longest sides are vertical.
Draw a house on it, using most of the space. Add a chimney, door and windows.
Cut around the outside of the house as shown.
3. Lay the house on a piece of white card stock and mark at the bottom and at the roof top where the ghost will be .
(I forgot to take a photo before I cut the ghost out, so the black you see is where the ghost was.)
Draw a round part for the ghosts head beyond the edge of the roof.
Draw a curved line from the head to the mark you made at the bottom, so the finished ghost looks like this.
4. Draw eyes on the ghost.
Write “Push Up” on the bottom of the ghost.
5. Center the house on the black paper. Tape it down, leaving the bottom of the house and left side of the roof untaped.
Because kids like to do their own taping, we did not use double sided tape.
6. Starting at the bottom, slip the ghost between the house and the black paper, sliding it up until the head appears above the roof.
Pull the ghost back down just enough so the head doesn’t show.
Then whenever you push up, the ghost appears above the house.
Thanks, Eric! And Eric’s Mom.
If you decide to use materials other than paper for this project, the ghost should still be made from stiff paper or cardboard so that it will slide easily.