Upcycled Crafts: Book Page Ghosts

October 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Happy Friday!

Betsy here with a quick and spooky craft: Book Page Ghosts!

These little ghosts can be made one by one to hang out and surprise your friends and family, or can be strung together as a ghoulish garland.

As always, if you don’t have a damaged book lying around, try to use something recycled—newspaper or old tissue paper work well for this craft!Image



Twine/dental floss/string—your choice!


Marker for decorations


Let’s get to it:

  1. For standard book sized ghosts, grab two pages and tear one in half
  2. Have a piece of string ready, and maybe an extra set of hands (small hands love this craft but will need help with the tying!)
  3. Crumple the half page and wrap it with the full page, forming a ghostly head and a ghostly body. All of your ghosts will look different!
  4. Tie your string around its neck to secure the ghostly form. Give it a bow or tie a simple square not and leave the “arms” long so you can tie multiple arms together for the garland.
  5. If you want to give your ghost facial features, find the “face” side of your ghost and decorate away.



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