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How to Make Lollipop Ghosts for Halloween

Updated on September 9, 2014


One of my favorite times of year to decorate and make fun craft items is Halloween. As a child, I remember cutting out pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper and decorating with triangle eyes, nose and teeth. It was always so much fun decorating and dressing up in a different costume each year.

As a parent, my all-time favorite treat to make and give out to trick-or-treater’s each year are lollipop ghosts. Year after year, they continue to be hit, especially for the younger trick or treaters.

Supplies You'll Need

  •  1 or more bags of any type of lollipops (Toosie Pops, Dum-Dum’s, etc.)
  • White napkins (you’ll need 2 for each ghost)
  • Scotch tape
  • Black magic marker
  • Optional: Halloween stickers, yarn or string in orange, black or white

Step 1:

Open the first napkin and place it on a flat surface, then place a second napkin (folded) in the center, as shown here. The second napkin is for extra support, otherwise, the napkin may be too thin around the lollipop (top of ghost) and may tear.

Step 2:

Place lollipop face down in center.

Step 3:

Place scotch tape around the neck to form the ghost and fasten the napkin to the lollipop.

Step 4:

Using a black marker, draw 2 black circles for eyes and one black circle for mouth. Here are some completed ghosts:

That's so easy and fun and kids absolutely love the ghosts!

To make it even more fun and colorful, you can use ribbon or yarn to tie around the neck of the ghost, and even add fun Halloween stickers to the body of the ghosts.

I love to give out the ghosts on Halloween and the little ones are so excited! The best part of Halloween is seeing kids' faces light up when they receive something special. When I hear "Look Mom, I got a ghost!", or "Oh, wow, ghosts!" it makes me so happy. Parents love to see ghosts in their kids' trick or treat bags because they're safe, fat-free and just plain fun!

Positive Comments from Trick or Treaters - Halloween Night

Last night, we had a pretty good turn out for Halloween, although we didn't have as many trick or treaters as previous years. I usually make about 100 ghosts and sometimes I run out. Along with the lollipop ghosts, I usually give out bags or pretzels, or a chocolate or other treat. I had about 20 or so ghosts left. For the ones I gave out...they were a hit! Young kids loved the ghosts more than the chocolate (and mom's too). It was exciting for them to see something different than the same old treat. I also had some older trick or treaters and even one mom that loved the lollipop ghost idea...that's what I look forward to every year...a smile and a happy face!

Fun Halloween Books:

Introducing: Lollipop Witches and Vampires:

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By using black napkins, some colored glitter glue (and construction paper for witch hats), you can also make some nifty witches and vampires!

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    • easylearningweb profile imageAUTHOR

      Amelia Griggs 

      6 years ago from U.S.

      Jackie - thanks and glad you like, they are so easy and fun to make!

      Frank - I made about 70 but only had about 45 visiters this year, so might still have some left for next year. :-)

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      this would have been perfect for tonight great hub :)

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from the beautiful south

      Those are so cute! I will copy and paste it somewhere to not lose it. def will make them and love the capes and hats too! Up and sharing; bet many will want it next Halloween!

    • easylearningweb profile imageAUTHOR

      Amelia Griggs 

      8 years ago from U.S.

      Glad you liked the hub, Ruby H Rose. I can't wait for Halloween to see the kid's faces light up...they always love the lollipop ghosts. :-)

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      Maree Michael Martin 

      8 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      super fun and easy, thanks

    • easylearningweb profile imageAUTHOR

      Amelia Griggs 

      9 years ago from U.S.

      Thanks for your comments and token of appreciation, squidoomakemoney! I'll be in touch.



    • squidoomakemoney profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines


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      9 years ago from Philippines

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    • easylearningweb profile imageAUTHOR

      Amelia Griggs 

      9 years ago from U.S.

      Glad you like the craft idea, glassvisage. :-)

      I make them every year, and every year, the kids just love them!



    • glassvisage profile image


      9 years ago from Northern California

      Wow - now that's my kind of craft :) I'd never seen this before and it's a great idea! I keep seeing so many ideas for the holidays... I just wish they'd come sooner!

    • easylearningweb profile imageAUTHOR

      Amelia Griggs 

      10 years ago from U.S.

      Thanks for your comment, Ty. I'm glad you like the idea. It's so easy and the kids (especially the little ones) absolutely love them every year on Halloween! Of course, parents love them too because it's not a chocolate bar. :-)



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      Ty Pearson 

      10 years ago from Baltimore

      I really like this idea, thanks for sharing.


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