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Masked Ghost Decoration

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

Trick-or-treat: What is that masked ghost carrying his own trick-or-treat-bag? Make this adorable Halloween decoration in a few easy steps! Find this project and 30 more free Halloween craft projects in the Homemade Halloween eBook.

Masked Ghost Halloween Decoration


  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • 1 Cone, 6"
    • 1 Ball, 2"
  • Melon baller or sharp spoon
  • 1 1/4" Wooden dowel, 6" long
  • 1/2 yd. of white cotton fabric
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Straight pins
  • Gesso
  • Black felt, scrap
  • 12 " Orange curling ribbon
  • 2 Tiny blue beads
  • Acrylic paint: pink, red
  • Brown craft paper or paper bag
  • Black marker
  • Mini Halloween sticker (optional)
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Pattern



  1. Using melon baller or sharp spoon, hollow out 1" hole in foam ball. Twist ball onto top of cone until it fits snugly. Glue in place.
  2. Cut dowel into two 3" lengths for arms. Push dowels into cone right below the ball; glue in place.
  3. Cut fabric into 16" circle. Soak fabric in full-strength fabric stiffener. Drape over ghost body. To shape neck, pin fabric to neck while drying. Let dry thoroughly; remove pins.
  4. Paint ghost with thick coat of gesso. Let dry.
  5. Cut out tiny mask from black felt. Cut 6" length of curling ribbon in half lengthwise; glue to mask. Glue mask to face and tie ribbons in back of head. Glue on blue beads for eyes. Paint on cheeks and smiling mouth.
  6. Construct a 3" x 5" paper bag using pattern given. Glue on handles made from orange curling ribbon. Write "Trick or Treat" on bag; add mini sticker, if desired. Glue handle on ghost's arm.


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