how to make Pom Pom ghosts

Pom pom ghosts | Ghost crafts for kids to make | a NellieBellie tutorial

Some of you LOVE Halloween. You go hog-wild decorating and preparing. I created this cute garland with you hog-wild Halloween lovers in mind. A pom pom ghosts garland will make your Halloween decorating complete. All that cute ghostiness...who can resist? The best part is it's made from simple and easy to find materials, and it's not crazy hard. Meaning you can sit in front of your favorite and latest binge t.v. show and create these guys. You'll feel useful and productive with an excuse to park in front of the t.v. for a few hours... score! Alternately, you could use these as one of your ghost crafts for kids to make.

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pom pom ghosts are easy to make and such a fun addition to your Halloween decorating!

Supplies Needed for Pom Pom Ghosts:

  • [easyazon_link identifier="B000F8V66O" locale="US"]googley eyes[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier="B007RL3A66" locale="US"]white yarn[/easyazon_link]
  • fork
  • glue

Your pom pom ghost starts out as a basic pom pom. If you have never made a pom pom before we have the basic instructions listed below. If you have, just skip to the step that begins the ghost creation (step 4).

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Step 1. Tie an end of your yarn around a fork. Don't cut the yarn from the skein until you are done with the remaining steps.

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Step 2. Wrap your yarn around and around the fork. Keep it fairly loose to make it easier for you to cut the loops later on. The more you wrap, the fluffier your pom-pom will be. When you have it to the size you would like go ahead and cut the yarn off the skein. Note: if you would like to be able to hang these or use them for a garland leave a large bit of yarn on the end before cutting (see picture of ghost below).

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Step 3. Carefully take your yarn off of the fork. Use a small piece of yarn (start with about 6 inches, you can always cut off excess) and tie it tightly around your wrapped yarn. This will hold that yarn in place. Tie it tightly and as evenly as possible.

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Step 4. Being careful not to cut the piece of yarn in the center...cut the looped edges off of each end of your bundle. This will create your pom-pom. Feel free to trim it down a bit to make the puff even.

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Step 5. Now comes the part where we make the actual ghost shape. It's quite easy. Shave the yarn off the top of the pom-pom rather closely. This is going to create the shape of the ghost. Shave all the way around. Keep shaving until you create the desired shape. Don't be afraid when it seems you are cutting off a lot...you are. You need to. You'll probably make a "test" ghost before you get it right. But once you do...it feels great!

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Step 6. After you achieve the shape you are looking for... glue on your google eyes. You could use a black Sharpie, if you like.  You now have a pom-pom ghost!

We took it a step farther and attached several ghosts to a string of yarn to create a Pom Pom Ghost Garland. They are the cutest little ghosts that ever hung out on a string together...ever!

Pom pom ghosts | Ghost crafts for kids to make | a NellieBellie tutorial
If you are still looking for more Halloween ideas here are a few more from NellieBellie:

If you plan on skipping straight to Christmas here are some great ideas:

  • quick and easy Sharpie Christmas ornaments
  • teacup ornament (no drilling)
  • Christmas duct tape ornaments
  • Quick & Easy Santa Keys

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