Ghostly Getaway

This cheerful ghost family will greet trick-or-treaters at your door.

What You Need:

Display this family on your door to greet Halloween guests.
  • Plastic-foam balls: 1-1/2-inch, 4-1/2-inch, and 6-inch
  • Old white sheet or fabric
  • Black-with-white-polka-dots ribbon (1/16-inch- and 15/16-inch-wide)
  • Large-tip black permanent marking pen
  • "Groucho" glasses and Spanish moss "hair"
  • Glue gun and hot-melt adhesive
  • Fish line


Tear sheet/fabric squares to drape over the plastic-foam balls. Tie a ribbon bow around the "necks." Mark a face on the cover of each ball. If you like, hot-glue "Groucho" glasses and hair onto one head. Use fish line to hang each ghost.

What You Need:

A lineup of pumpkins and scaredy cats guides guests up the steps.
  • Black foam-core board (enough for the number of cats desired)
  • Crafts knife
  • Chalk


1. Download the free pattern for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Scaredy cats pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Enlarge and use chalk to transfer the cat shape onto foam-core board. Cut out the cat shapes with a crafts knife.


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