By Noreen Doll.
A ghost on a stick is great fun for kids.
A while back I made these very easy facial tissue ghosts with 2 little boys.
After we finished making the ghosts, the younger one ran outside to get a small branch from the yard.
He had me use a long string to tie his ghost to the end of the stick, and then he ran out to his play house (which was up in the air) and held the stick and ghost out the window and waved it in the air like it was flying.
He had a great time with it, and I would not have thought to use the ghost like that.
This would be an easy and fun party activity, but an adult needs to keep an eye on all those sticks!
2 White Facial Tissues
Branch, 2 or 3 feet long
White String, 3 or 4 feet long
How to Make a Ghost on a String.
1. Make 1 facial tissue into a tight ball and put it into the center of the other tissue.
Gather the second tissue just under the ball
and tie one end of the string tightly around it.
2. Make 2 eyes on the head with a black marker.
3. Tie the other end of the string to one end of the branch. Adjust the length of the string if you need to.
Because the ghost wants to hang face down, I used a piece of tape to attach the string to the back of the head so it is held up to the top of the head.
The ghost on a stick is ready to fly!
As always, small children with sticks need to be supervised.