Halloween Ghost Crafts

I’ve made a few ghost crafts for FamilyCorner, so I thought I would share them here. One of the most popular is the Ghost Luminaries.

Ghost Luminaries

Greet this year’s trick or treaters with a frightfully fun lighted path to your door. Kids can make these fun luminaries with very few supplies and plenty of imagination. Get started today!

You will need

clean, empty jars
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
black Sharpie marker
tea light candles or other illumination

NOTE: If you prefer to stay away from candles and flames, check out discount department stores, craft stores and party supply shops for glow lights and other alternate illuminating devices.

What you do

Paint jars with white acrylic paint. Let dry completely then add a second coat. Let dry, preferably overnight.

Use a black Sharpie marker to draw on eyes and mouths, then fill in with black acrylic paint. Let dry completely.

Add glow lights, tea light candles, votive candles or any other illumination and line them up along your sidewalk for a fun and spooky entrance.

Here are a few more ghost crafts to make for Halloween!

Gentleman Ghost – This adorable and inviting ghost can be made in less than an hour. Simple items from around your house and a few inexpensive craft supplies and you’ll be on your way to making this dapper ghoul.

Ghosts in the Graveyard – These darling little ghouls will light up your child’s face! Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts in the graveyard.

Graveyard Ghouls – Try your “hand” at making these ghoulish ghosts this Halloween to display in your home. Watch out for more ghosts lurking in the background of the Rattlin’ Bones Graveyard.

Halloween Painted Rocks – If you are looking for some inexpensive, easy crafts for your kids this Halloween, head out to your backyard to start the fun. Have the kids hunt around for different shaped rocks. Long, slender rocks for ghosts, oval shapes for spiders, and just about any stout rock will make a great pumpkin!

Plastic Cup Ghost – This cute little trick or treater is the perfect project for your kids. Recycle some paper or plastic cups into cute litlte ghost decorations for Halloween!

Salt Dough Ghost Family – These little ghouls are so easy to make your kids will be howling for more. Make a big batch of dough and put together as many ghouls as you can handle. These make great windowsill decorations!

Have fun!

ANOTHER CRAFTY IDEA >>  Witch's Hat Craft


  1. Mary says

    Ciao Amanda, questi progetti sono molto belli e creativi :-)
    mi piace tanto il tuo blog , lo inserisco nei miei preferiti , a presto ciao Mary
    ( ps, sei di origini italiane? )

  2. Amanda says

    Hi mary and thank you! I’m glad that you like them :) The name Formaro is Italian, but it’s my married name, my husband is the italian one. I am actually British. :)

    (Ciao mary e lo ringrazia! I’ m. felice che li gradite:) Il Formaro nome è italiano, ma it’ la s il mio nome sposato, il mio marito è quella italiana. Sono realmente britannico. :))

  3. Mary says

    Ciao Amanda,
    infatti mi sembrava italiano

    verrò a trovarti spesso , il tuo blog mi piace perchè interessante ,
    ciao a presto mary

  4. Brenda Jean says

    Cool! I was just at Walmart and they have something for 2 bucks they call a pumpkin stobe light to put inside–it would look cool in a bigger jar like you made! They were about 4 inches round or so. I love your crafts:)

  5. Shannon says

    I can't get over those ghosts. I have a whole stash of clean spaghetti sauce jars just wondering what on earth to do with them…now I have a great project!
    Thank you so much.


  1. […] Ghost Luminaries With this craft you just paint two coats of acrylic white paint on clean glass jars and draw on a ghost face.  Then, you light them with a real candle or battery-operated one.  You can make several and line them along your porch or sidewalk.  I liked these for their simplicity and thought they’d have a pretty big “wow” factor. […]

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