By Noreen Doll.
A milk jug ghost garland is easy and fun to create.
If you make small ghosts, you can get a lot from one milk jug, so you can make a really long garland if you want to.
I was able to get about 15 ghosts from one jug.
I made them all different sizes and shapes.
It’s easy to draw them free hand and just let the contours of the milk jug help shape the ghost.
Then you can give them all different kinds of expressions.
The ghosts are easy to cut out – with just a pair of scissors.
Twine or Ribbon
Jump Rings (optional)
How to Make a Milk Jug Ghost Garland.
Remove the label from the jug, wash it and let it dry.
1. Draw ghost shapes all over the milk jug.
Make them tall, short, thin, and fat.
2. Cut the ghost shapes out, cutting just OUTSIDE the black line.
Leaving the black line around the ghost shape helps it be seen better.
3. Draw faces on the ghosts.
4. Punch a hole in the top of the ghost head.
5. Add a jump ring to each ghost head, or tie on a short piece of ribbon or string.
6. Cut a long piece of twine, ribbon, or string for the garland.
7. Attach each ghost to the twine and hang the garland.
If you want the ghosts to stay in place, tie a knot over each jump ring, or just let them slide and move around.
You can make the ghosts larger and put fewer of them on a milk jug.
For a classroom or party, each child could make a ghost for the garland.
Make a milk jug ghost garland that reaches all the way across the room.