Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts


Last year around this time as I was getting our Fall and Halloween decorations ready and my then 3 year old daughter wanted nothing to do with anything even remotely scary.  My then 8 year old son wanted everything to do with scary....it was a challenge to try and make both kids happy with the decorations.  Thankfully this year my now 4 year old says she wants a haunted mansion house and asks every single day to decorate it so that it looks like the Haunted Mansion in Disney.  Needless to say, my son is in his glory!!

Unfortunately, for both my kids I am more of a fall decorator and not really into the scary stuff. But I will do my best like for example hanging these toilet paper roll ghosts from our fireplace, which are definitely more cute than scary but my kids are happy!  I got the idea to make these toilet paper roll ghosts after seeing Sarah's Dixie Cup Ghosts over at How Wee Learn.

These were super easy to make so even the youngest of children can have a hand in it.  All we did was take some toilet paper rolls, my daughter painted glue onto the rolls, we pulled apart the cotton balls and stuck on.  As a finishing touch we added googly eyes, and some ghost mouths using black construction paper.


I'm trying to get into the 'haunted mansion' mode. I was even willing to hang some fake cobwebs in our trees today.  Tomorrow we're off to the dollar store for more spooky scary stuff......wish me luck!






32 comments:

  1. These are cute, and spooky, at the same time! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you, There's Just One Mommy! They can be 'cross over' ghosts....a little bit cute and a little bit spooky, lol!

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  2. These are more cute than scary but I like cute Halloweens.I might have to give these a go, it sure would be a great way to use up all these paper rolls we got sitting over here just waiting on a craft.

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    1. Natasha, they were so fun to make! I hope you try them with your kids. If you do I would love to see pics!

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  3. Too cute and great that the kids were able to help make it!

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  4. Hi Susen, your ghosts are adorable and so simple to make! My daughter just said, "Those look like a fun activity!" I have pinned them and will be featuring them this week at the #LovetoLearnLinky in a Not so Scary Halloween roundup. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I'm thrilled that your daughter liked it too! We've hung them from our fireplace and they've added a 'cutesy' touch to Halloween especially since I am not the type to decorate too scary!!

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  5. I saw these on Pinterest today and had to come by and comment. They are so cute! I especially love that they are simple to make because my busy 3 year old doesn't have the patience for the more detailed crafts. This is perfect!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Danielle! I hope your 3 year old has as much fun making them as my 4 year old did! Thanks again for stopping by!! If you make them I would love to see a pic!

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  6. Cute idea-pinned it! I think my kids would really enjoy this craft.
    Found your blog on Family Fun Friday and started following on Google +.

    Erin
    http://theeveryday-mom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Erin! Thanks for stopping by! I am following back on G+ and Pinterest. I hope your kids enjoy making these not so scary ghosts!!

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  7. So simple, yet so effective, great idea #Parenting-pin-it-party

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  8. Fantastic - I do love a bit of toilet roll craft, and perfect for Halloween for my two *rushes to recycling*! Thanks so much for sharing with the Parenting Pin it Party,

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  9. I love toilet roll crafts :) Thanks for sharing with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

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  10. These are so awesome! We LOVE a good toilet roll craft so will be making these withnthe boy this Halloween for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty. I have featured in this weeks party :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the share, Mum of One! Let me know how they turn out for ya!! xo

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  11. These are so cool Susen! And my kind of craft-CHEAP and EASY:) Thanks for sharing it with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

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    1. ha, ha! I hear ya Adrian!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. lol so creative and cute!
    Saw this on teach me tuesday

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Glad you like our ghosts!

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  13. so cute!! I think I am like your daughter and prefer cute to scary :-) Have fun decorating!!

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