Ghastly Ghosts

Follow these instructions to create your own miniature ghosts. Then hang them all over your house.

Photo: kids making ghosts


  • Small round or oval balloons
  • White wrapping tissue (20 inches [51 centimeters]) on a side or larger
  • Rubber bands
  • String
  • Black felt-tip marker


Blow up several balloons and knot them at the neck. (You may want to ask an adult to help.) Place each balloon in the center of a sheet of tissue paper. Gather the paper around the balloon and secure it with a rubber band. Draw a scary face on each ghost.

Hang each ghost up by tying a string to the rubber band.

Text by NGS staff
Illustration by Barbara L. Gibson