DIY Halloween decorations in Hong Kong with kids!
Decorating our house in Hong Kong for Halloween is something my daughter and I love to do together. We enjoy making decorations as well as buying a few new ones each year. We definitely stick to fun DIY’s that are quick and easy to make.
So when our friends at Sassy Mama asked us to for some fun ideas for DIY Halloween decorations, I got right on it! This year I was looking for a friendly looking ghost, and finally, I found the perfect one… the Ghost Tassels. (Tip: string several together to make bunting!)
And as a bonus, you probably have all of these supplies on hand at home already. If you’re missing some items, you can check out your local Jusco Living Plaza which was where I picked up my white wool from at $12 a bundle … what a bargain!
Let’s get crafting!
What you need to make DIY Halloween Decorations: Ghastly Ghost Tassels:
- White wool or string
- Pair of scissors
- A piece of firm cardboard about 15cm x 12cm
- Black permanent marker. You can use black paint if you don’t have a black marker
- For the cardboard cut a piece from a cardboard box or cereal box
Step 1: Take out your materials
And get ready to have fun!
Step 2: Cut out cardboard and wrap wool
Make sure it’s snug, but not too tight that the card starts to bend. To make fatter ghosts, wrap the wool around the card 30 times. To make different lengths of ghosts, just make your piece of card longer, 5 or 6 inches.)
Step 3: Cut another piece of wool and tie
Slip it carefully under the wrapped wool. Tie a double knot in the middle of the wool. Each knot needs to be very tight so you’ll have to help your kiddo here.
Step 4: Remove wool from cards
Put down your wool so that the loose string is at the top of the oval shape of wool.
Step 5: Tie wool around “head”
Now our wool is starting to take shape into a ghost, we have the head! Using the tail of this piece, wrap it around a few times to create the neck.
Tie it in a double knot and trim any loose ends.
Step 6: Cut through the loops
The DIY Halloween decorations are starting to come together!
Step 7: Add a face and you are done!
Boo!! Aren’t they just the cutest! Use the strings on top to hang your ghost around the house!
Thanks again to our friends as Sassymama for asking us to make more fun DIY Halloween decorations. Here is a link to view on Sassymama.
Want more Halloween Activities for Kids?
Check out some of our other fun Halloween Crafts for kids! Make DIY Halloween Decorations Ghost Tassels to add spooky Halloween decorations to your home.
A fun activity is our Easy Halloween DIY earbud skeleton which includes a template you can download.
And if you love painting, watch the video Halloween Art for Kids Tinfoil Painting Video DIY and try it at home.
Have fun exploring the fun traditions of Halloween and Autumn at home with hands-on educational art and craft activities from our Halloween Craft Box (Ages 3 – 8)!
If you enjoy doing art and craft activities at home with your child why not try out ActivityBox for a month or two with a monthly subscription!
We provide you easy to follow instructions and all the materials you need each month based on a new theme your child will love.
Happy Halloween and Happy crafting!
~ Miss Julie