Are you looking for easy to make gifts or decorations for your Halloween party?
If so, simply gather some white tissue paper, magic markers, elastic bands, yarn or twist ties, and a few sticks (optional).
Ready, set go and take a sheet of tissue paper and crumple it up into a small ball.
Next, take another sheet of tissue paper and wrap and tie it around the bunched up paper, to create a ghostly head.
Now, draw some scary eyes and maybe a mouth too, on the tissue paper.
Now you are ready to present your ghost to the ghoul of your choice!
Optional: You can make a "ghost on a stick" by placing a stick into the bunched up paper or, tie some clear fishing line to your ghost and hang it from the ceiling for decoration.
Tip: You can use facial tissue instead of tissue paper to make your ghosts.
What we know as Halloween today, began hundreds of years ago as a Celtic celebration. Trick-or-treating is an Irish tradition, based on a custom where wealthy land-owners would give food to the less fortunate on Halloween night. They believed that ghosts would look favorably on them for doing such good deeds and therefore spare them from mischief. Meanwhile, in 17th and 18th century Scotland, people in strange costumes and masks would travel from house to house, singing and dancing to keep evil at bay. These folks were known as "guisers".
Now you know.
Lesson: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Illustration: Geoff Slater