Ghosts and Ghouls Garland | Halloween Craft

Here is a cute Halloween decoration you can whip up with the kids.

You will need:

Ghosts and Ghouls Garland

  • Paper, the thicker the better
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes, and anything else you’d like to decorate your garland with
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape

How to make a spooky garland for Halloween

Step 1

Spread a thick layer of paint on a plastic plate or other easy to wash surface and let the fun begin!

Step 2

Ghosts and Ghouls Garland

Using the paint, make hand and footprints onto your paper. Make sure you have some old rags handy to clean up as you go!

We made around 20 prints, which was more than enough for a wall length garland. The kids would have been happy to keep going though!

Step 3


Set them aside and allow the paint to dry.

Step 4

You can either cut them out now, or after you have decorated. We glued the eyes on, cut them out then finished off with pre-stick foam pieces and marker pens. We left about a half centimetre border of the background colour around each one.

Step 5


Attach to some ribbon or string using sticky tape. We’ve used silver gift ribbon.

Step 6

Ghosts and Ghouls Garland

Once you’ve attached several prints to your ribbon your Ghosts and Ghouls Garland is complete! Hang it up on the wall or across the room for Halloween to really set the mood!

Why not enjoy some Halloween themed music whilst doing this craft activity with your Brisbane Kids? Get into the Halloween spirit with Brisbane Kids Radio on Spotify! We’ve created a fantastic kid-friendly list of ‘scary’ songs to get your Halloween party swinging in the Brisbane Kids Halloween Top 20. Hit play below to listen to our favourites.

For more Halloween fun, check out our 15 Fun Facts about Halloween. Don’t forget that you can also follow Brisbane Kids on Pinterest! For even more ideas, check out our Halloween Ideas board.

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