Homemade Halloween decorations

Homemade Halloween decorations are a lot of fun to make and a great way to get your kids involved in this holiday.

Easy paper crafts such as our spiral ghosts are a wonderful kids Halloween craft - not only do they look great in your windows but they also help practise your children's cutting skills.

Paper spiral ghosts - spooky homemade Halloween decorations

Time needed:

30 minutes

What you need:

  • white paper
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • black felt-tip pen
  • scissors
  • some thread to hang the ghosts up
  • a piece of wood (optional)
Homemade Halloween decorations - paper spiral ghosts

1. Draw the face of the ghosts approximately into the middle of your white paper, using a black felt-tip pen. I got my inspiration for ghost faces from the internet - I just did a Google image search for ghost faces.

2. Add the spiral guide lines in pencil - you might want to erase them afterwards. Start quite low next to the face of your ghost.If your child uses his right hand to cut, draw them clockwise. I found that this will make it much easier to cut. Draw it anti-clockwise, if your child is left-handed.

3. Once everything is cut you will be left with a bit of extra paper hanging off - just trim it where it looks good to you.

4. Make a small hole into the head and put your thread through it.

5. If you use a bit of wood to hand several ghost next to each other, like in our example, tie the string onto the wooden stick.

6. Hang your spiral ghosts into your window and watch them dance!