Here is a fun Halloween craft idea – make some pom pom popper ghosts.
This is a fun DIY toy for all ages, and they are so quick and easy to make too!
You might also like our recycled paper roll ghosts
You’ve made pom pom poppers before, right? If not you should because they’re lots of fun. I love that they are so quick to make and the materials needed are so simple. We also have penguin poppers and snowman poppers.
Most people with kids would have balloons stashed away somewhere and paper cups leftover from a birthday party (at least we do). You can put them to good use by creating a pom pom popper ghost!
How to make a pom pom popper ghost
You will need:
• paper cups
• double sided tape
• electrical tape (or thin duct tape)
• small piece of white card stock
• sharpie marker
• pom poms
• sharp knife and scissors
- Use your sharp knife to cut an ‘X’ in the base of the cup, then use the flaps of the cross you’ve created to pull out the base completely.
- Blow the balloon up and let the air out again and give it a good stretch. Tie a knot in the end whilst the balloon is deflated and cut the tip off with a pair of sharp scissors. Discard the tip and keep the end with the knot in it.
- Stretch the balloon over the base of the cup, then secure in place with double sided tape.
- Fold your small piece of white card stock in half and draw a ghost arm shape in it whilst folded.
- Cut the ghost arm shape out and unfold to reveal two arms the same. Fold the edge which will be attached to the cup and put into place with double sided tape.
- Draw a spooky face on the front in black marker.
Now just add pom poms and play!
Easy peasy! These friendly ghosts have been tried and tested by the girls and they loved them.
Ghost books for kids
More fun ideas for Halloween
- Make a fizzing, magical bubbling brew
- These yarn ghosts are good friends of the pom pom popper ghosts
- Miss K looked so cute in this egg carton black cat costume I made her one year
- Have you ever tried reverse trick or treating?
- Check out the Halloween Printables collection now available in our shop
How do you get the balloons from ripping when trying to stretch them over the cups? (Even after stretching and blowing them up)
I didn’t have that problem, were you using regular sized balloons and cups? Maybe you could try a larger or stronger balloon. You do need to pull the balloon around very evenly with both sides at once.
What size of up is this? Oz wise…
It’s just a regular-sized cup (12oz I think), but it doesn’t matter if you use one a bit smaller, it will still work.