Easy Bobble Ghost Halloween Craft – With ghostly characters that playfully wobble above their haunted house, this fun, not spooky Halloween craft is one that kids will love!
This easy bobble ghost Halloween craft can be completed with a printable template, which makes it a great project for both at home or in the classroom.
How to Make: Easy Bobble Ghost Halloween Craft
What you need:
- White Card Stock x2
- Paint or Colouring Pens/Pencils/Crayons
- Yellow & Black Marker Pen
- Scrap Strips of Card
- Glue Stick
- Googly Eyes
Download the Template:
The bobble ghost template is available to members of the Arty Crafty Kids club. The templates can be accessed via the link below: https://www.artycraftykids.com/product/bobble-ghost-craft/
Not A Member?
Download and print the Bobble Ghost Template from the Arty Crafty Kids members area.
The templates can be downloaded onto good quality paper or card stock.
If you opt for cardstock, remember to check your printer settings for a recommended weight. Most printers prefer card stock less than 220gsm.
Easy Bobble Ghost Halloween Craft – Step by Step Instructions:
Create a Spooky Twilight Backdrop
Explore warm and cool colours to create a spooky twilight backdrop!
Step 1: Use a sheet of white card stock or mixed media paper and select a medium. In this example, we’re using watercolour paints.
Step 2: Working from the top of the page, begin adding paint strokes of dark shades of blue, purple and even black.
Step 3: As the Arty Crafty Kids work down the page, add warmer hues of red, orange and yellow.
The aim is create a progression from cool colours to warm. This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore and play with colour.
Once the page is full, leave the spooky backdrop to dry!
Create the Ghosts!
Step 4: Using a yellow marker pen, colour in the windows of the haunted house and moon.
Step 5: Add googly eyes to the ghosts and draw a ghostly expression with a black maker pen.
Cut out the Haunted House and Ghosts
Step 6: Cut out all the ghostly elements from the template.
Step 7: Glue the haunted house to the bottom of the twilight backdrop.
Create a Spooky Scene
Step 8: Glue the moon to the top of the twilight backdrop.
The Accordion Fold – “Bobble”
Step 9: Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of coloured paper (or card for a better bounce, however it’s trickier for kids to fold) – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper or longest side of a piece of card.
Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.
Step 10: Fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!
Securing the Accordion Fold
Step 11: Continue this process until all the is paper has been folded.
Seal the ends with glue.
Step 12: Create a second bobble.
Completing the Easy Bobble Ghost Halloween Craft
Step 13: Glue one of the bobble to the back drop and attach the ghost to the other end.
Repeat the process for both ghostly characters.
The ghosts will now playfully bounce above the haunted house.
More Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids:
Bobble Halloween Spider Craft
With its added bobble, kids will delight at how the spider appears to move and wobble on its colourful web; bringing an interactive and engaging quality to the craft.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/bobble-halloween-spider-craft/
Toilet Paper Roll Monster Craft
This is the best craft for monster loving kids this Halloween! With our printable monster templates, the monster craft requires minimal prep (is not messy!) and is super easy for kids make themselves!https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/toilet-paper-roll-monster-craft/