Making a Ghost Baby

5 Materials
1 Hour

I was looking for a quick and easy project idea to add to my Halloween decor and was inspired by the infant costumes at my local thrift store. I came up with the idea of a ghost baby.

Here is my costume I found at my thrift store for $1.99. It's a size 6-9 months. There was a variety of costumes to choose from but I was drawn to the pumpkin face. I purchased a styrofoam ball from the Dollar store that I will be using as the head.

I had a bag of packing peanuts left over from my cushion project so I will be using them to stuff my costume. You can also use plastic bags.

I began stuffing the legs first and making my way up.

Before I began on the arms I took two small elastics and wrapped them around the bottom of each arm. You can also sew the arms if you like.

Here is what the arm looks like. I began stuffing both arms before moving onto the body.

Here is my costume stuffed.

Next step was to draw a face on my styrofoam ball. I placed the ball in a bowl so it wouldn't roll around. If you google cartoon ghost faces it will bring up an assortment of faces. I used a black permanent marker to draw the face.

Here is my face. I chose a happy face as I have alot of small children on my street that come to our home Halloween night. You can make a scarier face, or instead of a ghost baby you can replace with a skull or mask. I attached using my glue gun.

Here is my little ghost baby complete.

Here he is sitting on my front porch eagerly waiting for Halloween night.

Suggested materials:

  • Infant Halloween costume   (Thrift store)
  • Styrofoam ball   (Dollar Store)
  • Packing peanuts
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