How to Make a Ghost Out of Yarn for Halloween: Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Make a Ghost Out of Yarn for Halloween: Step-by-Step Instructions

Looking for a fun and easy Halloween project? In this blog post, we will show you how to make a ghost out of yarn. This is a great project for kids or for anyone who wants to have some fun with yarn. It is also a great way to use up any leftover yarn that you may have lying around. So without further ado, let's get started!

Materials needed

  • Roll of Sellotape/The cardboard insert from toilet paper/Any sort of tube

  • Yarn (We have used regular yarn, but also recommend chunky yarn)

  • Scissors

  • Black felt/paper

  • Hole Punch (optional)


Step 1: Wrap your yarn around your tube making sure that it goes across both holes! Keep wrapping until you get to your desired thickness.
Step 2: Cut a short length of yarn that you can knot around your thickness of yarn on the tube.
Step 3: Thread this through one of your yarn and secure tightly with a knot.
Step 4: Directly opposite where you have secured the yarn, cut through the other side to remove the yarn from your tube. You should now be able to fold this around where you secured it and see the general shape of your ghost!
Step 5: Cut another short length of yarn and tightly wrap this approximately 2cm from the top of your ghost. This will form the neck and head of the ghost.
Step 6: Using your black felt or paper, cut out eyes/faces for your scary ghosts! We also used a hole punch here to get nice round eyes.
Step 7: Glue your eyes to the ghosts head.
Step 8: Make as many ghosts as you would like in a range of different colours!
Step 9: Cut a long length of yarn (enough to fit where you would like to hang your ghosts). Put this up where you would like your ghosts to hang. Using some yarn from the top of the ghosts (you may need to pull a thread or two out if these got caught in the neck) secure your ghosts to your garland.

Ta da! A spooky ghostly garland! You can make these in a range of different colours with a range of different yarn thickensses!

You can download the instructions here.

5th October 2022

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